NJCAA Region 8 Basketball Notebook: December 19

Eastern Florida State College Men's Basketball
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (December 19, 2017) – The Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) has released its NJCAA Region 8 Men's and Women's Basketball Coaches' Polls for December 19 and Player of the Week selections for games played December 11-17. 

The next poll and player of the week selections will be released January 9. 

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NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll
December 19, 2017 

The NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll, with number of first-place votes in parentheses, 2017-18 record, previous ranking and total points in voting by Region 8 men's basketball coaches, the Region 8 Men's Basketball Chair and the FCSAA Scoreboard Coordinator.

Rank

Team

Record

Pts

Pvs

1.

Northwest Florida State (16)

14-0

178

1

2.

Eastern Florida State (2)

13-1

163

2

3.

Florida SouthWestern

12-1

139

3

4.

Central Florida

12-1

127

4

5.

Tallahassee

11-3

92

5

6.

Daytona State

11-3

83

6

7.

Chipola

9-3

81

7

8.

Indian River State

12-4

49

8

9.

Gulf Coast State

12-3

39

9

10.

Santa Fe

10-5

19

10

Also receiving votes: Miami Dade 7, St. Petersburg 3, Pensacola State 3, Palm Beach State 2.

NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll
December 19, 2017

The NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll, with number of first-place votes in parentheses, 2017-18 record, previous ranking and total points in voting by NJCAA Region 8 women's basketball coaches, the NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Chair and the FCSAA Scoreboard Coordinator. 

Rank

Team

Record

Pts

Pvs

1.

Gulf Coast State (11)

11-0

146

1

2.

Tallahassee (3)

12-0

134

2

3.

Northwest Florida State

12-0

122

3

4.

Pensacola State

16-0

106

4

5.

Chipola

10-3

86

5

6.

Florida SouthWestern

13-3

78

6

7.

Eastern Florida State

9-2

64

7

8.

Daytona State

10-6

37

8

9.

Miami Dade

9-5

30

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10.

Santa Fe

7-7

11

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Also receiving votes: Hillsborough 6, St. Petersburg 5.

Dropped from rankings: No. 9 Hillsborough, No. 10 St. Petersburg.


NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Tremell Murphy, Florida SouthWestern
Sophomore – Forward
Griffith, Ind. 

  • In his only game of the week, he tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block in the Bucs' 89-75 win over Indian River State
  • Shot 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from the floor, 3-of-6 (50.0 percent) from long distance and 1-of-2 from the free throw line

Other nominees: None

NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jas Hill, Tallahassee
Sophomore – Guard
Mobile, Ala. 

  • Averaged 29.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals in two games during the voting period
  • Shot 48.8 percent (20-of-41) from the floor, 46.2 percent (12-of-26) on three-pointers and hit all seven of her free throw attempts
  • Led Tallahassee to a 2-0 week, extending the Eagles' best start in school history to 12-0
  • Scored 25 points in just 23 minutes against ASA Miami then tied the school's single-game record with eight three-pointers (and also broke the school's all-time mark for three-pointers) en route to a 34-point effort against Palm Beach State. She also had nine rebounds and a career-high nine assists against the Panthers.

Other nominees: Savannah Clark, Miami Dade; Cheah Rael-Whitsitt, Miami Dade; Ganette Chism, Miami Dade; Kionna Jeter, Gulf Coast State; Trinity Baptiste, Northwest Florida State; Kezia Holmes, Florida SouthWestern