Eastern Florida Men Earn Victory Over ASA Miami, 99-61
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida // December 11, 2014
RECORD now 12-1 With Victory
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The numbers keep piling up for Eastern Florida’s men’s basketball team as the Titans won their 12th game against one loss, won their eighth straight and their 38th straight at home with a 99-61 dispatching of ASA Miami.
The Titans also have held opponents to 61 points or less 10 times this season.
The Titans, ranked 24th in nation in the NJCAA Division I poll; third in state coaches’ poll and fourth nationally in the Massey Computer Ratings, opened strong defensively again, running out to a 26-0 lead and a 56-24 halftime advantage. ASA fell to 1-6.
Sophomore center Kyle Meyer led the EFSC offense in the first half scoring 18 of his team-high 20 points. Meyer played briefly in the second half as did fellow starters sophomores Payton Hulsey, Demetrius McReynolds, Jermohn Queen and freshman Djordje Beronja.
McReynolds finished with 13 points, classmate Landus Anderson had 12 as did freshman Daishon Smith. Freshman center Xavier Pert, playing extended minutes, finished with 14 points.
“I was really, really proud of that starting group,” head coach Jeremy Shulman said.
“This is a team (ASA) that lost on a last-second shot to Miami Dade. They were up five with 55 seconds left. I know they’ve got some scoring power which they ended up showing.”
“For us to jump out 26-0 and hold them scoreless for nine minutes is a testament to how hard we’ve been working defensively.”
“We took care of business. We did what we needed to do today and now our attention turns to this weekend.”
EFSC now travels to Ocala for two challenging games. The Titans play Gulf Coast State, which is 10-3, winners of seven straight and ranked 10th in Florida, at 12 p.m. Saturday and Tallahassee Community College, which is 11-1, ranked second in Florida and 14th nationwide at 4 p.m. Sunday.
Both games are at the College of Central Florida.
The men are then off until hosting Shelton State of Alabama at 4 p.m. Dec. 31. Admission to all Titans home games is free.
Shulman was honored before Wednesday’s game for his 100th victory which was achieved on Saturday with a 76-59 home court triumph over Florida State College Jacksonville.
Associate Vice President of Athletics Jeff Carr presented Shulman a special basketball commemorating the achievement.