WATCH: EFSC’s Brody Boyer Hits Second Straight Game-Winner to Defeat State College of Florida 71-69
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // November 14, 2021
THE SPACE COAST DAILY – FRIDAY NIGHT LOCKER ROOM TEAM IS BREVARD'S #1 SPORTS SOURCE
Brody Boyer hits the game-winner with under a second left as the men’s basketball team beats State College of Florida-Manatee Saturday in the Florida JUCO Shootout pic.twitter.com/fP4GDuYSEr
— EFSC Titans Sports (@EFSCTitans) November 14, 2021
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – For the second straight night Brody Boyer made sure the Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball team picked up a win.
After hitting a buzzer-beater on Friday night, Boyer took the ball in the final seconds and drove to the basket, hitting the game-winner with under a second lift to propel the Titans to a 71-69 win over the State College of Florida-Manatee Saturday night in the Florida JUCO Shootout at Titan Field House.
The Manatees came out hot in the first half, building as much as a 17-point lead late in the half, and went into halftime with a 15-point lead against the No. 11 Titans.
Still, down 11 points with just under nine minutes remaining, the Titans made a key 9-2 run beginning with a Roberts Berze 3-pointer and finished the 9-2 run with a Brody Boyer basket.
Justin Reid made a basket and was fouled, seeing him to the line. He would hit the free throw to cut the FSC-Jacksonville lead to 67-63. Derrick Butler would pull the Titans closer with his two free throws and the Titans found themselves within two points.
Reggie Hill grabbed the rebound off a miss and then hit the shot to tie the game, 67-67 with one minute and 42 seconds left.
Manatee’s James ‘Pop’ Weathers would give them the lead once again at 69-67 but Berze made two free throws to once again tie the game 69-69 and set up the big shot.
Once again it came down to one shot and just like Friday, it was Boyer who got the ball. This time instead of taking a 3-pointer, Boyer drove, stopped and buried a tough shot to hand the Manatees a tough loss.
“It is unbelievable how proud of these guys I am, I learned we are a little tougher than I thought we are,” Eastern Florida State College men’s basketball coach Jeremy Shulman said.
“I knew tonight was going to be a tough game coming off such an emotional win and come back and play a tough opponent again tonight.”
Eastern Florida State College was led by Brandon Garcia who had 17 points, which is 4-0 on the season. Boyer finished with 16 points and Berze finished the game with 12 points.
“This is a really good moment for me and the team, but I was just thinking the same thing as last night I was just hoping the shot went in,” Boyer said.
In other games at Titan Field Saturday, Tallahasee defeated Miami Dade 65-53 behind Derriko Williams’ 13 points while Byron Scott had 12 points for the Eagles.
Eastern Florida State College (4-0) will travel to Florida Southwestern on Nov. 19 and 20, facing a pair of unbeaten teams. The Titans will play Spartanburg Methodist Friday at 5:30 p.m. and then Snow College Saturday at noon.
CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS