NWF State men suffer first loss; women roll Brevard
12/4/2010 – NWF State men suffer first loss; women roll Brevard
The Northwest Florida State College men's basketball team picked up its first loss of the season, falling 73-72 to Brunswick at the Panhandle Shootout in Marianna on Friday night.
The NWF State women played at the Florida JUCO Shootout in Ocala, cruising past Brevard Community College 96-56.
Carl Hall scored 20 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to lead the Raiders (9-1) in the losing effort. Kahlil Owens also had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while Emmanuel Andrews and Rod Rucker each added 15 points.
NWF State was called for a technical foul to start the game because reserve guard Ivan Sostaric was not listed in the official scorebook. Brunswick made both subsequent free throws.
"I thought we had to come out the gate a little stronger," NWF State coach Joe Richardson said. "I have to get them prepared to come out from the jump ball. We had a very positive second half. I didn't like our energy in the first half. We have to grow from this and try to prepare ourselves for another battle tomorrow night."
The Raiders trailed 38-31 at halftime before eventually tying the score with a minute to play.
In the women's game, Quortni Fambro paced the Lady Raiders with 19 points and Brandi Wingate-Holland followed closely with 18. Melisa Mendes chipped in 13 points and Tanija Beasley added 10.
The Lady Raiders (9-1) led 46-31 at halftime and put the game out of reach by scoring the first six points of the second half.
Brevard dropped to 2-8.
"We asked for effort tonight and they provided it for the most part," NWF State coach Patrick Harrington said. "We still haven't put 40 minutes together, but tonight was a step in the right direction. & Our energy and effort was there. We were more consistent in that category."
NWF State's men play Miami-Dade College today in the Panhandle Shootout, while the Lady Raiders face Indian River State College today in the Florida JUCO Shootout.