Lady Titans Finish Strong Against NCCC, 88-59
By Mark DeCotis // December 31, 2014
Opened 51-19 first-half lead
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s women’s basketball team closed with a 24-11 run to defeat Niagara County Community College 88-59 on Tuesday in Melbourne.
The Titans, who improved to 9-5, opened a 51-19 first-half lead and led 55-27 at halftime. But their advantage was only 64-48 with 12 minutes and 19 seconds to play.
Two free throws and a three-pointer from sophomore Dejah Bradshaw, a basket and a three-pointer from freshman Amber Daniels and a basket from freshman Paola Vasquez off a steal pushed the lead to 76-50 with 6:48 to go.
A Daniels three-pointer with 4:13 to play stretched the advantage to 81-53.
Daniels finished with a team-high 18 points and was 4-of-8 from the three-point line.
Sophomore co-captain Jessica Doyle added 16 points and sophomore co-captain Rachelle Aupont 15 to go with 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Doyle and classmate Rhaven Kemp contributed five assists apiece for the Titans who are ranked seventh in Florida among NCJAA Division I colleges.
The loss was the first for NJCAA Division II Niagara, of New York, which dropped to 13-1.
Next up for Eastern Florida is its FSCAA Southern Conference opener at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fort Pierce against Indian River State College.
Indian River is 2-9.
Eastern Florida’s first home conference game is 5:30 p.m. Jan. 7 against St. Petersburg College.
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