FOR MORE INFORMATION
Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications
|Office:||321-433-5700, 321-759-4540 (C)
BCC Men Off to Flying Start but Hillsborough Awaits
December 10, 2012 - Off to its best start in 13 seasons the Brevard Community College men's basketball team faces two more challenges before its 15-day Christmas break.
The men, who are 10-3, face Hillsborough Community College at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Melbourne Campus gym and then host TAAG Academy of Tampa at 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free.
Hillsborough handed BCC its second loss of the season, 94-81, on Nov. 10 in Tampa. BCC defeated TAAG Academy 112-59 on Nov. 12 at home.
BCC is coming off a weekend of lows and highs. It lost to Gulf Coast State College 95-69 on Friday in the Florida JUCO Shootout in Ocala but then rallied to upset Tallahassee Community College 87-82 on Sunday in what head coach Jeremy Shulman and his staff consider one of the Titans' biggest victories in Shulman's three years at the helm.
And while the Titans enjoyed Sunday's triumph the focus has shifted to Hillsborough which is 7-5. Hillsborough defeated Daytona State College 71-68 in the Shootout but then lost 101-95 to powerful College of Central Florida despite hitting 19 three-pointers.
"This is a big week for us before we head into the Christmas break," Shulman said. "Coming off such an emotional, great win Sunday against Tallahassee, we quickly have to shift our focus to a Hillsborough team that is playing as well offensively as any team in the state. Hillsborough handed us one of our only losses this year, so we definitely are focused on revenge Wednesday as they come to Titan Coliseum."
Sophomore tri-captains Addison Spruill and Nyles Evans are pacing Brevard, averaging 17.2 and 17.1 points per game respectively. Sophomore Luka Pajkovic had a breakout game for BCC against Tallahassee, scoring 25 points, 15 of them on three-pointers.
Freshman Mike Kirkland is averaging 6.8 rebounds per game while sophomore tri-captain Gary Gaskins is averaging 6.7. Freshman guard Ben Patrick is averaging 4.8 assists per game.