TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (February 6, 2016) – There's a new leader atop the Panhandle Conference standings.
Region 8 No. 5 Tallahassee Community College's men's basketball team won its third straight game on Saturday, defeating Pensacola State College, 64-51, and moved into sole possession of first place in the PC standings at 7-2.
The Eagles (18-9) have a half-game lead on idle Northwest Florida State, who is 6-2 in league play.
Saturday's game was never in doubt.
Tallahassee scored the first nine points and held Pensacola State scoreless for five-plus minutes to start the game.
Tallahassee eventually led by as many as 26 (36-10) before taking a 36-18 lead to the intermission.
Pensacola State made things interesting in the second half, getting to within 10 (54-44) on Kani Coles' bucket with 6:20 remaining in the game, but the Eagles followed with an 8-0 run to put the game away.
Johnson scored a team-high 13 points to lead Tallahassee. Smith finished with four points, 10 rebounds and six assists.
Tallahassee will travel to Gulf Coast State College on Wednesday for an 8:30 p.m. eastern date with the Commodores.