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Eastern Florida Women's Basketball Opens Season With Victory

Nov. 1, 2013 - Eastern Florida State College's women's basketball team opened its season on Friday with an 85-46 victory over Florida College on the first day of the Eagle Classic at Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville.

Freshman Jessica Doyle led Eastern Florida with 30 points. Classmate Rachelle Aupont added 26. Sophomore Tomoriya Hamm pulled down 10 rebounds and added four assists.

Eastern Florida led 42-18 at halftime.

"I was really proud of our effort tonight," said first-year head coach Jim Grimes. "Jessica set the pace early and we got contributions off the bench as well.

"Tonight was a good first step. Hopefully we can get better each game."

Grimes gave outstanding effort recognition to freshman Mariah Deckard for hustling off the bench and playing quality minutes.

Eastern Florida wraps up the tournament with a noon Saturday game against Johnson & Wales.