Barnesville, GA - FCCAA No. 3 Tallahassee Community College fought off a furious second-half charge by Gordon (Ga.) College and defeated the Highlanders, 75-69, on Tuesday evening in the Eagles’ first road game of the 2010-11 season.
Behind 17-of-29 shooting from the floor, Tallahassee took a 47-26 lead at the half and appeared to have firm control of the game. Gordon, however, opened the second half on a 15-2 run to pull within single digits. The final margin of six points would be as close as the Highlanders (2-2) would get.
Tallahassee rode a 31-point performance by freshman guard Marterrace Brock, who along with backcourt mate Carlyle Francis (19 points) combined to score 50 of the Eagles’ 75 points on Tuesday.
Brock hit 9-of-13 field goal attempts and was 10-of-13 from the charity stripe.
Tallahassee travels to Hillsborough Community College on Friday evening for a 6 p.m. tip against the Hawks.
TALLAHASSEE (75) – Marterrace Brock, 31; Carlyle Francis, 19; Derick Beltran, 4; Leek Leek, 4; Yakimi Noble, 3; Rashard McGill, 9; Richard Anderson, 5.
GORDON (69) – Ryan Fleming, 19; Stephen Shaw, 2; Matthew Beatty, 4; Malcolm Jackson, 20; Matthew Butler, 10; Anthony Williams, 4; Adam Middleton, 2; Abdul Deen, 6; Byron Simmons, 2.
Halftime: Tallahassee 47, Gordon 26
Records: Tallahassee (3-0), Gordon (2-2)
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