Gulf Coast-TCC women's matchup has title implications
Posted Feb 13, 2017 at 4:59 PM
By The News Herald
PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast men's and women's basketball teams hit the road tonight for Panhandle Conference against Tallahassee at the Eagle Dome. The women's game will tip at 4:30 p.m. CST followed by the men at 6:30 p.m.
The women's matchup pits two of the top nine teams in the nation and the top two in the state, as the Lady Commodores (24-2 overall, 7-2 in the Panhandle Conference) face the Lady Eagles (21-4, 6-3) in a game with league title implications.
Gulf Coast maintains a precarious hold on first place in the Panhandle standings following a 72-62 loss to Chipola on Saturday, with the Lady Indians and Lady Eagles just one game behind with three games to go.
Also at stake is the season series between GC and TCC, with the teams splitting the first two matchups and each winning at home. The Lady Eagles won the first meeting 89-78 on Jan. 10 in Tallahassee, while the Lady Commodores took the rematch 78-62 Jan. 28 in Panama City.
A win by Gulf Coast could clinch the head-to-head tiebreaker and guarantee the Lady Commodores no worse than a second-place finish in the league standings.
On the men's side, the Commodores (16-10, 2-7) try to bounce back from a home loss to Chipola on Saturday against the No. 19 Eagles (23-4, 6-3), who will look to sweep the season series.
TCC won the first matchup 73-59 in Tallahassee and the second 73-53 in Panama City. The Eagles have been struggling of late, losing two in a
row to Chipola and Northwest Florida State before earning a narrow 60-56 road victory over Pensacola State on Saturday.
Gulf Coast snapped a six-game losing streak with a 78-74 home win over Pensacola State last week before falling 98-95 at home to Chipola on Saturday.