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Eastern Florida Women Host St. Petersburg College on Tuesday
Jan. 13, 2014 - Eastern Florida State College's women's basketball team makes another run at its first Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference victory of the season on Tuesday as it hosts St. Petersburg College at 5:30 p.m. in the Melbourne Campus gym.
Admission is free.
Defending conference champion St. Petersburg is 10-6 overall and 0-2 in conference with losses to first-place Palm Beach State and Indian River State. Eastern Florida is 3-14 overall and 0-3 in conference with losses to Broward College, Palm Beach and Miami Dade.
"St. Petersburg is a very talented team and Coach (Denisha) Davidson does a really great job," Eastern Florida head coach Jim Grimes said.
"Our team has faced a lot of adversity and with our most recent player injury, we will be even more shorthanded tomorrow night. But as we have said from the beginning, it is about the process. We are not getting the results we want right now, but that will take care of itself if our focus is clear. Nothing happens by accident. The Lord is trying to teach us something through all of this, and we just have to keep working hard and playing together."
Sophomores Simonne Potts and Baylie Bridges lead St. Petersburg in scoring, averaging 11.5 and 10.7 points per game respectively. Potts leads in rebounding at 6.9 per game while freshman Brittney Dunbar leads in assists with 3.7 per game.
Freshman Jessica Doyle leads Eastern Florida in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game.