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Recap – Eagles Sit at the Top of the Panhandle Conference

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent

Copy Editor: Megan Bohnenberger

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (franchisesportsonline.net) – Tallahassee (18-9, 7-2) rolled over the Pensacola State Pirates (10-12, 2-6) on Saturday night 64-51. TCC has now won three consecutive games, taking over first place in the Panhandle Conference and maintaining an 11-win streak at home.

Last time they played Tallahassee, Pensacola State won on a buzzer beater delivered by Hassani Gravett. Gravett was injured Saturday night and missed the matchup. However, unlike last time, this game was never in question, as Tallahassee got off to a 9-0 run and didn’t look back.

“The way the game played out last time was definitely on our minds,” forward Stavian Allen said. “I think we had a little extra edge coming out here this time.”

The Eagles went on another run at the 12-minute mark. Guard Rashad Lewis kicked off the 15-0 run with a three from deep in the corner. The run ended after a media timeout with Tallahassee leading 29-8. The Eagles were up 36-18 at the break.

“We just want to keep playing our game. We want to win every possession until the end of the game. That’s how we remain determined and focused on finishing games strong,” commented Lewis.

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Recap: Eagles Stay Perfect Following Double Header

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent 

Copy Editor: Megan Bohnenberger

TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (franchisesportsonline.net) – Tallahassee continues to roll as they sweep Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in a doubleheader to move to 7-0 on the season. The Eagles won game one 6-1, and game two 8-6.

Game one went smoothly for the Eagles. Freshman Brooks Buckler got the nod on the mound and picked up his second win of the season. Featherstone had the big bat driving in 4 RBIs, going 3-3 at the plate, with all three hits finding gaps for standup doubles.

In the 4th inning, the Stallions had runners reach first and second with no outs, later grounding into the rare 5-4-3 triple play to end the top of the inning. Sophomore Rion Murrah was brought in to close the game out, and he picked up his first save of the season.
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FAMU Rattlers Gear Up for Season Opener

Devin Simmons, Correspondent 

Copy Editor: Megan Bohnenberger

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchises portioning.net) – Coming off of a 23-23 regular season record last year, as well as a MEAC title, FAMU Rattlers are well-prepared for their season opening game, which is less than 20 days away. With Fall ball taking place in October, the Rattlers are ready and eager for opening day.

Head coach Jamey Shouppe explained, “We have to feel good coming from where the program started. We feel like everything is going in the right direction, and we plan on taking the program to the next level.”

With a phenomenal performance last year, the Rattlers look to carry that into this season.

“We are working on better pitching,” said Shouppe. “We don’t practice to lose; we practice to win. If we play well enough, we will have a chance to defeat anyone,” explained Shouppe.

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FSU Gets A Much Needed Win Over Clemson

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – After a poor start in conference play, Florida State records a huge win at home against ACC rival Clemson 76-65.

The Seminoles (14-7, 4-5) played with high intensity and a sense of urgency throughout the entirety of the game. Freshman Dwayne Bacon led the team in scoring notching 21 points, 15 in the first half, and also grabbed six rebounds.

The Clemson Tigers (13-8, 6-3) played in a 2-3 zone for most of the game, which gave Bacon a lot of room to score down low.

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“I’m good at attacking from either block or the short corner,” said Bacon. “That’s what coach Ham told me to do. He said when I get it there, just attack; and that’s what I did.”

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Road Win extends Tallahassee’s Win Streak to Six

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent

Tallahassee, Fla. (framchisesportsonline.net) – The Eagles (13-7, 2-0) trailed at the half 42-50 Wednesday evening, but outscored the Commodores 53-31 in the second half to extend their winning streak to six games.

This win also pushes the Eagles to 2-0 in the conference which is the first time since 2010, which featured a team full of D1 and NBA talent.

“When you go on the road and get a win, it’s like winning two games at once,” said Tallahassee Community College head coach White. To go on the road and get a win is huge for us.”

A big second half push helped Tallahassee past Gulf Coast 95-81 in Panama City.

The Eagles came out on a 10-0 run in the second half to take the lead, controlling the game from then on. Tallahassee had five guys finish with at least 12 points.

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Tallahassee Takes the Opener in the Holiday Classic

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – Daishon Smith scored 27 points to lead Tallahassee Community College to an 84-76 win over Shelton State Community College in the first day of action in the Tallahassee Democrat Holiday Classic.

It was a game that was close until the end with the Eagles holding only a four-point lead with 1:46 remaining.

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FSU Overcomes Turnover Troubles

Max Fay

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Florida State offense was in a giving mood much to the chagrin of head coach Leonard Hamilton.

The Seminoles (9-2) gifted Charleston Southern (4-8) 13 first half turnovers, but FSU overcame a careless start for a 75-64 victory; their fifth win in a row.

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Eagles Continue Home Dominance

Robert Blackburn

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent

After going 4-6 on a 10-game road stretch, the Eagles returned home to face the Gordon State Highlanders (3-9) in a Tuesday afternoon matchup. Never trailing, the Eagles (9-7) won 111-58, with five players finishing with double figures.

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Every player on the court for the Eagles scored, a new trend for the team. Wichita State signee Daishon Smith led the pack with 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Guard Rashad Lewis added 22 points, seven assist, and two steals.

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