ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (December 15, 2018) – NJCAA No. 3/Region 8 No. 2 Tallahassee Community College staved off St. Petersburg College's upset bid on Saturday, defeating the Titans, 85-71, in its final game before the holiday break.
By winning, the Eagles matched their best start in school history, improving to 15-0 for the second straight season, and extended their school-record winning streak to 20 games dating back to last season.
Tallahassee entered Saturday's game with an average margin of victory of 43.8 points per game, including a 36-point win over St. Petersburg on November 10. The Eagles, however, never led by more than nine points at the end of the first three quarters.
Tallahassee got off to a fast start and led 26-17 after the first quarter, but the host Titans won the second quarter, 23-19, to pull with five (45-40) at the intermission.
The Eagles took a 68-60 lead to the fourth, the first time this season an opponent has been within single-digits through three quarters, and limited St. Petersburg to just 11 points in the final quarter.
Five players scored in double-figures for Tallahassee, led by Jada Perry's 15. Aliyah Lawson scored 14, as did Jamyra McChristine, who was seeing her first action since sustaining an injury on November 20.