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Addison Spruill Leads BCC's Men Past Polk State, 83-74
November 28, 2012 - Brevard Community College sophomore tri-captain Addison Spruill scored 12 of his 18 points in the game's final 12 minutes to carry the Titans past Polk State College 83-74 on Wednesday at the Melbourne Campus gym.
BCC led at half 49-34 and never trailed. However Polk narrowed the gap to four points twice in the final 12 minutes and 19 seconds but had no answer for Spruill who also led the Titans with eight rebounds.
BCC, which also received 25 points from sophomore tri-captain Nyles Evans - 18 of them on three-pointers - improved to 7-2. Polk fell to 6-2.
"I'm not the best coach in the world but I know you put the ball in your best player's hands and you let him make plays," a raspy-voiced BCC head coach Jeremy Shulman said of Spruill.
"I expect a lot from him. He was a talented player coming out of high school, went through his freshman growing pains last year and became a really good player in the spring. I know he can be a great player, a potential All-American."
Spruill took the effort in stride.
"I just tried to be aggressive," Spruill said of scoring 12 of BCC's final 23 points. "I tried to take the ball to the basket, get to the line, hit my little mid-range jump shot."
The victory was BCC's fifth in a row. Shulman was obviously pleased.
"We're getting better," he said. "We're learning how to win gutty, tough games. We're really bonding. I love our chemistry. Our guys have really bought into our system.
"We're reaping the dividends."
Spruill had a similar assessment.
"I think defensively we can get better, I know I can get a lot better defensively," Spruill said. "That's what I need to work on the most.
"We're scoring a lot of points, when we get our defense down we'll be good."
Freshman Aldor Kola added 13 points and freshman Mike Kirkland 12 for BCC which visits Florida State College Jacksonville at 4 p.m. on Saturday. BCC's next home game is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 against Webber International's junior varsity.