EFSC Women’s Hoops On a Roll, 88-57 vs. Broward College
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // January 13, 2015
Titans’ sixth straight win
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s women’s basketball team scored the game’s first nine points and were never threatened in defeating Broward College 88-57 on Tuesday in Melbourne.
The victory moved the Titans to 13-5 overall and 4-0 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference, maintaining their hold on first place.
The victory also was the Titans’ sixth straight.
Freshman Paola Vasquez led the Titans with 20 points including four three-pointers. Classmate Nene Johnson contributed 17 and sophomores Jessica Doyle 16 and Rachelle Aupont 15.
Doyle scored 13 points in the first half to pace the Titans to a 39-21 lead. The Titans opened the second half with a 16-2 run for an insurmountable 55-23 advantage.
Eastern Florida head coach Jim Grimes, while pleased with the victory, said his team is capable of much more.
“It was kind of a grinding game,” he said. “I didn’t feel like we played great. But we played well enough to win which is what we have been doing.
“Hopefully we can work on getting more consistent over a 40-minute period. We played well a little bit longer tonight but we definitely have some work to do.”
Johnson recorded seven assists and Vasquez five steals.
Broward fell to 3-13 and 0-4.
Next up for the Titans is a 2 p.m. Saturday game at conference foe Palm Beach State in Lake Worth.
The Titans then travel to St. Petersburg for a 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 re-match with the hosts. Eastern Florida came back from 16 points down to defeat St. Petersburg 71-68 on Jan. 7 in Melbourne.
Eastern Florida’s next home game is 2 p.m. Jan. 24 against conference foe Indian River State. Admission is free.