TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 13, 2016) – Freshman guard Tre Todd scored a school-record 42 points in Tallahassee Community College's 119-56 win over Red Devils Basketball Academy on Tuesday afternoon at the Bill Hebrock Eagledome.
Todd eclipsed the previous record of 41 points by Marvis "Bootsy" Thornton, a mark that was two months shy of reaching 20 years. Thornton's record had stood since February 24, 1997, when he scored 41 points in the season finale against Northwest Florida State College, then known as Okaloosa-Walton Community College.
Todd reached 42 points by way of a three-pointer with a minute remaining in the game and actually set three school records on what proved to be his final shot of the afternoon.
In addition to the single-game scoring record, the shot was Todd's ninth three-point basket of the game, breaking the previous record of eight, held by three different players – most recently, Rashad Lewis on December 12, 2015. It was also his 30th field goal attempt, eclipsing the previous mark of 29 by Elmo Stephen on November 14, 2014.
Todd's 23 three-point field goal attempts also set a new single-game record, formerly held by Mike DeGruy, who hoisted 17 shots from long distance against Bishop (Ala.) State Community College on November 7, 1997.
Fellow freshman Will Washington also got into the record books on Tuesday with a school-record 17 assists, breaking Kerry Thompson's record of 16, set February 15, 1996, against Okaloosa-Walton Community College.
Tuesday's game was never in doubt. The Eagles scored the first five points of the game and needed only 5:33 to extend to a double-digit lead.
Todd hit six of his three-pointers in the first half, including one with two seconds remaining that turned into a four-point play and a 66-29 halftime lead for Tallahassee.
The Eagles led by as many as 66 in the second half.
In addition to Todd's 42 points, four other Eagles reached double-figures.
Sophomore forward Joel Thabize recorded just the third 20-20 game in school history with 20 points and 21 rebounds – the Eagles' fourth 21-rebound game and two off the school record of 23.
Freshman Elvis Harvey finished with 12 points.
Tallahassee will close its pre-Christmas schedule on Friday when it hosts St. Petersburg College. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.
Eagles slip slightly in both polls
An 85-80 loss to Daytona State College on Sunday, the Eagles' first of the season, knocked Tallahassee out of the No. 1 spot in the Region 8 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll.
The drop was minimal, however, as Tallahassee landed at No. 2, behind new No. 1 Eastern Florida State College. The Eagles lead a trio of Panhandle Conference teams at 2-4 – Northwest Florida State is No. 3 followed by Chipola College.
Tallahassee also received a slight drop in the NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Poll, falling four spots to No. 10.
The Tallahassee women stayed put in both polls. The Eagles are No. 3 for the seventh straight week in the Region 8 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll and remained No. 11 in the NJCAA Division I Women's Basketball Poll.