#TCCBasketball picks up win No. 600

Richard Washington helped lead the Eagles to their 600th all-time win on Friday
Richard Washington helped lead the Eagles to their 600th all-time win on Friday

AMERICUS, Ga. (November 16, 2018) – Playing on the first day of the Jets Tip-off Classic, Tallahassee Community College's men's basketball team defeated Gordon (Ga.) State College, 94-65, for the 600th NJCAA win in school history. 

The Eagles are now 6-0 on the season heading into Saturday's 3 p.m. showdown with South Georgia Technical College. 

Richard Washington scored 18 points to lead five players in double-figures for Tallahassee. Eric Boone and Deven Palmer had 17 points each. Mustafa Lawrence added 14 and Jalen Dalcourt, 12. 

The Eagles led wire-to-wire thanks to a red-hot shooting effort. Tallahassee hit 18-of-32 (56.3 percent) field goal attempts in the first half en route to a 45-28 lead. 

The second half was even better – a 21-of-35 (60.0 percent) effort. Tallahassee eventually led by as many as 33 points (89-56) and finished the game 39-of-67 (58.2 percent) from the floor. 

Tallahassee won its first game as a member of the NJCAA, a 116-84 win over Bishop (Ala.) State Community College on November 7, 1991. Since then, the Eagles have averaged 22 wins for 27+ seasons, won three FCSAA State/NJCAA District Championships and advanced to the 2006 NJCAA Championship Game. 

Mike Gillespie went 258-56 in ten seasons (1991-2001) as head coach before taking the helm at Florida A&M University. He was succeeded by Eddie Barnes, who posted a record of 274-144 over the next 14 seasons (2001-15), before retiring in 2015.   

Current head coach Mark White, in his fourth season as the Eagles' head coach, is now 68-30. 

TCC's Milestone NJCAA Victories

Win# Date  Score/Opponent/Site     
1 Nov. 7, 1991 TCC 116, Bishop State CC 84, at New Orleans, La.
100 Nov. 24, 1995 TCC 104, Clinton Junior College 61, at Tallahassee, Fla.
200 Jan. 16, 1999 TCC 102, Pensacola State College 93, at Pensacola, Fla.
300 Nov. 14, 2003 TCC 73, Seminole State College of Florida 45, at Sanford, Fla.
400 Dec. 28, 2007 TCC 95, Middle Georgia College 80, at Tallahassee, Fla.
500 Feb. 23, 2013 TCC 77, Pensacola State College 73, at Pensacola, Fla.
600 Nov. 16, 2018 TCC 94, Gordon State College 65, at Americus, Ga.