Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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BCC Men Blow Open Tight Game to Cruise Past Webber JVs, 121-57

December 5, 2012 - The Brevard Community College men's basketball team went on a 39-18 run over the final 13 minutes and 6 seconds of the first half and opened the second half with a 22-3 run to put away the Webber International junior varsity 121-57 on Wednesday night at the Melbourne Campus gym.

The victory was the seventh straight for BCC which improved to 9-2 and marked the fourth time the Titans broke the 100-point mark this season. Also, the 121 points marked the second-highest total in head coach Jeremy Shulman's three-year career at BCC.

Webber fell to 2-6.

The Warriors did give BCC fits early, trailing 18-17 with 13:06 to play in the opening 20 minutes. From then on the game belonged to BCC, thanks in part to a halftime dressing down from Shulman.

"Coach was really ticked off," said sophomore forward Luka Pajkovic who was one of three Titans to score 14 points. Freshmen Aldor Kola and Devontay Clark also added 14 each.

Pajkovic also had six assists, seven rebounds and five steals.

Sophomore tri-captain Nyles Evans led BCC with 19 points including four three-pointers that got the Titans going in the first half.

"I can't say what I said," Shulman said. "Even after that run in the first half we didn't do what we were supposed to do. It was at halftime that I unfortunately had to lay into them. That's when our guys finally woke up and made the adjustments they needed to make.

"The first half they played the way they wanted to play rather than the way that I coach. It was very, very frustrating. Second half we played our system."

Shulman credited both Pajkovic and reserve Jordan Smith with playing key roles.

"Coach is getting more confidence in me and I'm starting to feel more comfortable in the system," said Smith who had 10 points and five assists.

Added Pajkovic: "We came out really flat, no sense of urgency, no effort. We picked it up second half. We came out ready to play and we finished it off."

Finishing will be vital for BCC which faces serious challenges in its next two games, meeting Gulf Coast State College at 6 p.m. Saturday and Tallahassee Community College at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Florida JUCO Shootout in Ocala.

Gulf Coast was 10-1 heading into this week's games and TCC 8-2.