Flagler, Jackson Selected Panther Student-Athletes of the Week
By Florida Tech // December 25, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Tiesha Flagler and Corbin Jackson of the Florida Tech women’s and men’s basketball teams earned Panther Student-Athlete of the Week honors for their performances during the week of Dec. 14 to Dec. 20.
Flagler had an impressive week helping Florida Tech to a 2-1 record to close out 2015. During the three-game stretch, the senior averaged 16.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game, while shooting 38.2 percent from the field and converting on 23-of-26 free throw attempts.
In the Panthers’ 59-51 victory over Flagler College last Tuesday, the team captain notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, finishing 7-of-9 from the line. She followed up that performance with another double-double, recording a season-high 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in the 72-45 rout of Fort Valley State in the first day of the Florida Tech CarMax Holiday Classic.
The Hastings, Florida native racked up 17 points, five rebounds and four assists, and converted on 11-of-12 attempts from the charity stripe in the Panthers’ final game before the holiday break, a 81-73 loss to #4 Drury in the second day of the CarMax Holiday Classic on Sunday.
With the help of Flagler, Florida Tech is now 8-3 on the season and currently sits in third in the Sunshine State Conference standings with a 3-1 record in league play.
Through 11 games this season, Flagler ranks first on the team in assists (3.0 apg), second in scoring (11.3 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.6 rpg). Her .831 free throw percentage ranks fourth in the SSC.
In return from a three-game absence, Jackson picked up right where he left off to begin the season. The two-time SSC Defensive Player of the Year averaged 14.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game as the Panthers picked up two more wins this week to improve to 9-3 on the year.
Jackson posted a monster 18 point, 14 rebound performance as the Panthers reeled off a 22-2 second-half run to cruise past Lane in Friday’s Florida Tech Winter Classic opener. The ensuing afternoon, the redshirt senior added 14 points, 10 boards and 6 blocks against Arkansas Tech to pick up his seventh double-double this season.
The local product currently leads the SSC in blocks, and is second in rebounds and field goal percentage.
After a much-deserved winter vacation, the Florida Tech women’s squad will return to SSC action against Lynn on Jan. 2 in Boca Raton, Florida.
The men’s team, meanwhile, will be off until Dec. 30 when it travels to Stetson for an exhibition contest before taking its shot at Lynn three days later.