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Eastern Florida Women Travel to St. Petersburg on Tuesday
Jan. 27, 2014 - Fresh off a 67-47 home court victory over Broward College on Saturday Eastern Florida State's women's basketball team travels to St. Petersburg College on Tuesday.
Tipoff for the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference game is 5:30 p.m.
St. Petersburg is 14-6 overall and 4-2 in the conference, trailing first-place Palm Beach State by two games. Eastern Florida is 4-17 overall and 1-6 in the conference.
St. Petersburg defeated Eastern Florida 73-42 in their first meeting of the season on Jan. 14 in Melbourne.
However Eastern Florida, which has played shorthanded most of the season, is jelling. It dropped a 59-56 game at Indian River State, lost 78-57 at home to Palm Beach State after falling 96-35 at Palm Beach on Jan. 8 and then beat Broward.
"It's all about the process," said Eastern Florida head coach Jim Grimes. "Yes we have struggled this season but the players are responding and doing things the way the coaches have been drilling them to do since August. It shows in our recent results and naturally we expect more of the same."
Freshman forward Rachelle Aupont and freshman guard Jessica Doyle have been pacing Eastern Florida. Aupont recorded three double-doubles in the last two weeks, scoring 17 points and grabbing 16 rebounds at Indian River, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds against Palm Beach and scoring 16 points and securing 18 rebounds against Broward, giving her 48 points and 46 rebounds for the last three games.
Doyle, Eastern Florida's leading scorer, scored 31 points and recorded four assists against Palm Beach and scored 21 points and five assists against Broward.
Eastern Florida returns home to host conference foe Indian River at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Melbourne Campus gym and then plays its next three games on the road at conference foes Miami Dade College, Broward and Palm Beach.
Admission to Eastern Florida home games is free.