GAINESVILLE, Fla. (November 7, 2017) – Japonica James had a third straight double-double and two other players scored in double figures to lead NJCAA No. 7/Region 8 No. 2 Tallahassee Community College past Santa Fe College, 91-67, on Tuesday evening.
The Eagles are now 3-0 on the young season.
James, named the Region 8 Women's Basketball Player of the Week earlier on Tuesday, scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the victory.
After claiming a 23-16 lead through one quarter, the Eagles outscored Santa Fe 30-18 in the second and enjoyed a comfortable 53-34 lead at the intermission.
Tallahassee led by as many as 29 in the fourth quarter before settling for the 24-point win.
Defensively, the Eagles forced 36 turnovers and outrebounded the Saints 48-31.
Up next for Tallahassee is a neutral site tilt vs. NJCAA No. 23 Vincennes (Ind.) University on Saturday in Panama City, Fla. Tip-off is at 3 p.m. eastern.