Eastern Florida Women’s Basketball Team Historic Season Comes to End With Championship Game Loss

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The Eastern Florida State College women’s basketball team’s historic run ended Saturday night in the championship game. (EFSC image) 

EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE 57  GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE  81

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EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE 10 14 18 15 57
GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE 18 18 22 23 81

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College women’s basketball team’s historic run ended Saturday night in the championship game.

The Titans struggled to find their range against No. 2 Gulf Coast State College, losing 81-57 at the College of Central Florida in Ocala.

Mariah Batz left her mark on the tournament hitting four more 3-pointers in the game and finished with 17 3-pointers for the tournament, tying the all-time record. The sophomore from Titusville had nine 3-pointers in the quarterfinals when the team set the individual game record with 16 3-pointers.

Batz and the Titans got off to a quick start, building a 10-2 lead on the two-time defending state tournament champions. But then the Titans went cold and Gulf Coast went on a big 16-0 run to lead 18-10 after the first quarter.

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The Titans battled back and headed to the locker room down 12, 36-24. But it was not the Titans night as Gulf Coast won the tournament for the third straight season.

Batz, Alexandrine Obouh Fegue, and Brianna Lewis were a named to the all-tournament team and Obouh Fegue was named to the all-state team.

Eastern Florida State College will wait and see if their run in the state tournament was enough to get them a bid in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament in Lubbock, Texas. The selection show is at 11 a.m. Monday.

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