PENSACOLA, Fla. (January 19, 2019) – Mustafa Lawrence scored 23 points to lead four players in double-figures for NJCAA No. 12/Region 8 No. 4 Tallahassee Community College in an 89-70 win at Region 8 No. 10 Pensacola State College.
Tallahassee improved to 18-3 overall and evened its Panhandle Conference record at 2-2 through one round of play.
Lawrence knocked down four of the Eagles' 14 three-pointers en route to tallying 23 points. He hit four of five three-point attempts and was 8-of-10 from the floor overall.
The first ten minutes of the game was a back-and-forth affair featuring four ties and six lead changes. The host Pirates had a three-point lead but Tallahassee outscored them by 15 over the final 11:47 of the first half and led 40-28 at the break.
The Eagles blistered the nets in the second half, shooting 62.1 percent (18-of-29) and finished 34-of-67 (50.7 percent) overall. Tallahassee led by as many as 27 in the closing minutes.
Tallahassee returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Gulf Coast State College for an 8:30 p.m. tip.