Eastern Florida Women Beat Indian River, 71-53
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida // February 22, 2015
Moves Closer to Conference Title
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s women’s basketball team moved to within one game of its first conference championship since 2002 on Saturday defeating Indian River State College 71-53 in Fort Pierce.
The Tians got 20 points, nine rebounds and five steals from freshman Paola Vasquez and 18 points and 15 rebounds from freshman Crystal Townsend to improve to 21-7 overall and 12-2 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference.
Indian River fell to 7-20 and 4-10.
A loss by second-place St. Petersburg College on Sunday against Miami Dade College in Kendall or an Eastern Florida victory on Tuesday at Palm Beach State in Lake Worth would give the Titans the title.
St. Petersburg is 10-3 in the conference and holds the tiebreaker over Eastern Florida – by virtue of its two victories – should the teams tie for first place.
However, Eastern Florida, St. Petersburg and Miami Dade are all bound for the FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 Tournament in Ocala from March 4-7. Eastern Florida’s last tournament appearance was 2003.
Eastern Florida led 37-22 at halftime on Saturday. Sophomore Rachelle Aupont also recorded a double-double for the game with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Freshman Nene Johnson also scored 12 points.