NICEVILLE, Fla. (February 4, 2017) – Tallahassee Community College's men's basketball team fell to Northwest Florida State College, 84-77, on Saturday evening in Panhandle Conference action.
Tallahassee is now 22-4 overall, 5-3 in PC play while the Raiders (21-2) improved to 7-0 in league play.
Despite the loss, the Eagles maintained sole possesion of second place in the league standings, thanks to Pensacola State College's 73-72 win over Chipola College (3-4 PC). The Indians host Northwest Florida State on Tuesday.
Tallahassee led for the first 15 minutes of the game, including a nine-point advantage (30-21) with 5:35 left in the first half. The Raiders erased that with 9-0 run in less than two minutes, but the Eagles regained the momentum and took a 45-41 lead to the locker room.
Northwest Florida State outscored the Eagles in the second half, 43-32, and took the lead for good on Jared Wilson-Frame's basket with 9:26 left.
Trailing by six, Jacob Winston's three-pointer brought Tallahassee to within three, 80-77, with 41 seconds remaining, but the Raiders iced the game with four consecutive free throws.
Tallahassee will return to action on February 11 when it travels to Pensacola State College.