EFSC Women’s Basketball Knows the Stakes, Just Win And In
By Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications // February 13, 2015
'Nothing could be clearer for us'
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The task facing Eastern Florida’s women’s basketball team over its final four games is figuratively simple and literally complex: just win.
After falling 74-66 at home to St. Petersburg College on Tuesday the Titans need to win out to assure themselves of a shot at their first Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference championship in recent memory and their first FCSAA/NJCAA Region 8 tournament berth since 2003.
The quest begins at 2 p.m. Saturday in Kendall when the Titans tip off against Miami Dade College. The game can be watched live on the Internet via Miami Dade’s webcast channel.
“Nothing could be clearer for us,” said Eastern Florida head coach Jim Grimes.
“To use a cliché our fate is in our hands. We can’t concern ourselves with the other teams and what they do. We need to make sure we play within our system, play with our principles and adhere to our process.
“I’ve said that a thousand times this season and I will continue to say it until the last whistle. It’s that simple and yes that complex at times.”
The Titans go into the game ranked 21st in the nation in the latest NJCAA Division I rankings out Wednesday.
Eastern Florida is 17-7 overall and 9-2 in conference. St. Petersburg is second at 8-3 in conference (14-11 overall) and Miami Dade third at 7-4 (12-14 overall).
Palm Beach State is 5-6 and 8-18, Indian River State 4-7 and 7-17 and Broward College 0-11 and 3-20.
The six conference teams play each other three times to determine the top three finishers who advance to the tournament.
The Titans have beaten Miami Dade, Palm Beach, Broward and Indian River twice each but have lost two of three to St. Petersburg.
Beyond Saturday the Titans play Broward at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the home finale Sophomore Night game and close the regular season with games at Indian River and Palm Beach on Feb. 21 and 24 respectively.