Robert Blackburn, Correspondent
Tallahassee, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A strong performance from behind the perimeter allows Tallahassee Community College to coast to the 84-57 victory on Saturday afternoon over South Georgia Technical College. Coming off the bench, Jacob Winston shot 58 percent from behind the arc finishing with 23 points and six rebounds.
Tallahassee (3-0) remains undefeated at home under head coach Mark White, winning their 16th straight matchup in the Eagle Dome, 15th under coach White. The matchup against South Georgia (1-2) was never in doubt, the Eagles never trailed the Jets.
Jacob Winston introduced himself to Eagles fans on Saturday afternoon, Winston came into the game still looking for his first field goal on the season. He would finish the game shooting 7-12 from deep, just two 3-pointers shy of breaking the school record.
Winston was accompanied offensively by Jeremy Hayes and David Simmons. Hayes finished the game with 19 points and Simmons contributed 12 of his own with nine rebounds.
The defense continues to shine early for the Eagles; TCC forced 18 turnovers and blocked seven South Georgia shots. Killing any chance of the Jets getting offensive momentum going.
With the game never in-doubt, TCC was able to focus on an offense that has struggled and getting the younger guys some vital minutes in the first few games of the season.
“They [the freshmen] try and hit a home run,” said coach White when asked about the younger guys forcing passes and shots. “We tell them all the time, don’t try and hit that home run, singles lead up to runs.”
The Eagles will hit the road for their first action outside of the Eagle Dome on Tuesday November the 8th when they travel to Albany Technical College.