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Palm Beach State Next for Eastern Florida Women's Basketball
Feb. 11, 2014 - Eastern Florida's women's basketball team travels to Lake Worth tonight to play Palm Beach State College. Tipoff for the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference game is 5:30 p.m.
Eastern Florida is coming off its fifth win of the season, a conference triumph on Saturday at Broward College. Palm Beach State has lost its last two conference games, losing to St. Petersburg College and falling in overtime to Indian River State.
The Eastern Florida Titans are 5-20 overall and 2-9 in the conference while Palm Beach State is 21-5 and 9-2 and tied for first in the conference with St. Petersburg.
The Titans offense has clicked recently, losing to Miami Dade 88-76 and beating Broward 76-71. The games marked the first time Eastern Florida exceeded 75 points since Dec. 6-7.
Freshmen Jessica Doyle and Rachelle Aupont have put up big numbers for Eastern Florida in the last two games. Doyle a guard from Palm Bay, FL and Heritage High, totaled 60 points, 28 against Miami Dade and 32 against Broward going 12-for-24 from the three-point line in the two games.
Aupont, a forward from Orlando, FL and Edgewater High, totaled 44 points and 30 rebounds in the two games: 20 points and 13 rebounds against Miami Dade and 24 points and 17 rebounds against Broward giving her six double-doubles in the last seven games.
Eastern Florida lost 96-35 at Palm Beach on Jan. 8 but played the Panthers much closer at home on Jan. 22, losing 78-57.
Eastern Florida returns home to play Miami Dade at 7 p.m. on Feb. 17 and St. Petersburg at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19. The Titans close their conference season at 2 p.m. Feb. 22 at Indian River.
Eastern Florida's non-conference game with Trinity Baptist College originally scheduled for 2 p.m. this Friday in the Melbourne gym has been moved to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 in Melbourne. Eastern Florida will mark Sophomore Night as it recognizes Kiersten Colgan, Tomoriya Hamm and Kendall Hedgecock.
Admission to Eastern Florida home games is free.