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Men's Basketball Cruises; FSCJ Awaits on Wednesday
Nov. 12, 2013 - Eastern Florida State's men's basketball team tuned up for Wednesday's game at always tough Florida State College Jackonsville with a 104-68 home victory over Pasco-Hernando Community College on Tuesday night.
NJCAA Division I Eastern Florida had little trouble with Division II Pasco-Hernando, bolting to 45-15 lead with 4 minutes and 52 seconds to play in the first half and cruising from there.
Eastern Florida improved to 3-1 while Pasco-Hernando fell to 0-4.
Things will be a bit more challenging as 3-1 FSCJ, which defeated Pasco-Hernando 96-74 in its last outing, awaits the Titans.
With that in mind Eastern Florida head coach Jeremy Shulman experimented with substituting five players at a time and was pleased with the results.
"I thought we came out with a lot of energy tonight," he said. "We were trying a little different substitution pattern, I think it really worked well.
"I'm really pleased with our effort. We've got to get better at some little things. I think we did a fantastic job overall.
"The bench was phenomenal all game long. We had energy, we had excitement. We didn't always play great, didn't always make some shots. We're going to have to be really good at Jacksonville."
Sophomore Shaheed Davis led Eastern Florida with 24 points. Freshmen Demetrius Reynolds and T.J. Cromer contributed 17 and 16 points respectively.
Eastern Florida returns home for a 2 p.m. Saturday match with TAAG Academy. The Titans close the pre-Thanksgiving portion of their schedule with a 7:30 p.m. home game against the State College of Florida on Monday, Nov. 25. Admission is free.