TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 27, 2018) – Tallahassee Community College's women's basketball team dropped a 90-85 decision to Gulf Coast State College on Saturday evening.
Tallahassee is now 18-3 on the season and 3-3 in Panhandle Conference play. Gulf Coast State improved to 5-1 in league play and clinched the season series with Eagles, which essentially equals a three-game lead over Tallahassee in the standings.
With the game tied at 63 through three quarters, Gulf Coast State outscored Tallahassee, 27-22, in the final ten minutes to secure the victory.
Kiona Jeter led all players with 31 points for Gulf Coast State.
The Commodores opened up a 10-2 lead 3:30 into the game and eventually led 20-12 after one quarter.
The second quarter belonged to the host Eagles, who outscored the Commodores, 25-16. Mari Hill's three-pointer inside the final minute gave Tallahassee its first lead, 35-34, and Juliunn Redmond's basket with 23 seconds remaining sent the Eagles to the half with a 37-36 lead.
Gulf Coast State outscored Tallahassee 27-26 in the third quarter to even the score then opened the fourth on a 14-5 run over the first 3:30 to take control of the game.
Jamyra McChristine's basket with 2:18 left pulled the Eagles within two (83-81) but Jeter hit a pair of free throws on the Commodores' ensuring possession and the lead didn't dip below four the rest of the way.
Tallahassee will have a week off before hosting Northwest Florida State College on February 3 at 5:30 p.m.