TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (November 15, 2016) – Kiair Crouch scored 22 points to lead NJCAA Region 8 No. 3 Tallahassee Community College past Santa Fe College, 75-59, on Tuesday evening in men's college basketball action.
The Eagles remain unbeaten and will carry a 5-0 record into this weekend's Milton H. Johnson Classic at Chipola College. Santa Fe is now 2-3.
Tallahassee used a suffocating defense to jump out to a 37-19 halftime lead. The Eagles held Santa Fe to just 22.6 percent (7-of-31) shooting during the opening 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, Tallahassee methodically took control of the game behind Crouch, who posted 13 of his 22 points in the opening half. His three-pointer at the 7:02 mark pushed the Eagles' lead to 26-12. When he scored with 1:27 left in the half, Tallahassee led 35-18, and the Eagles took a 37-19 lead to the locker room.
Tallahassee put the game away with an 11-2 run to open the second half. Santa Fe threatened briefly, pulling to within ten (57-47) with 6:08 left, but that's as close as the Saints would get.
Sean Dinkins led Santa Fe with 16 points.
Tallahassee will play in Marianna at 4 p.m. eastern both Friday and Saturday. Friday's game is against Combine Academy.