NJCAA Region 8 Basketball Notebook: January 16

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (January 16, 2018) – The Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) has released its NJCAA Region 8 Men's and Women's Basketball Coaches' Polls for January 16 and Player of the Week selections for games played January 8-14. 

The next poll and player of the week selections will be released January 23. 

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NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Coaches' Poll
January 16, 2018 

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 (18)

20-0

180

1

2.

Florida SouthWestern

18-1

153

2

3.

Central Florida

17-3

144

4

4.

Eastern Florida State

18-2

133

3

5.

Chipola

13-4

97

6

6.

Tallahassee

14-4

90

5

7.

Santa Fe

14-5

63

9

8.

Indian River State

14-5

60

7

9.

Broward

12-5

39

--

10.

Daytona State

13-6

13

8

Also receiving votes: Gulf Coast State 11, Palm Beach State 2, St. Petersburg 2.

Dropped from rankings: No. 10 Gulf Coast State.

NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Coaches' Poll
January 9, 2018 

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 (16)

15-1

160

1

2.

Northwest Florida State

17-1

139

2

3.

Tallahassee

16-1

132

3

4.

Pensacola State

16-2

106

4

5.

Florida SouthWestern

17-4

88

6

6.

Eastern Florida State

15-3

85

7

7.

Chipola

11-6

76

5

8.

Miami Dade

13-7

42

8

9.

Santa Fe

11-9

29

10

10.

Daytona State

14-8

24

9


NJCAA Region 8 Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Charles Manning, Florida SouthWestern
Freshman – Guard
Riverhead, N.Y. 

  • Averaged 22.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks in two games during the voting period
  • Shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24) from the floor, 60.0 percent (3-of-5) from the three-point line and 86.7 percent (13-of-15) from the free throw line.
  • Helped Florida SouthWestern open Suncoast Conference play with wins over Hillsborough and St. Petersburg
  • After posting 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks against Hillsborough, he had a double-double (27 points, 10 rebounds) against St. Petersburg

Other nominees: Shaq Carter, Eastern Florida State; Theaplais Williams, Pasco-Hernando State; Darrell Jones, Santa Fe; Oswald Parker, Broward

NJCAA Region 8 Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Cheah Rael-Whitsitt, Miami Dade
Sophomore – Forward
Ann Arbor, Mich. 

  • Averaged 19.0 points, 15.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks in three games during the voting period
  • Shot 60.5 percent (23-of-38) from the floor and 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the free throw line
  • Led Miami Dade to two wins in three games, posting a pair of double-doubles
  • Had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a loss to nationally-ranked Florida SouthWestern; 22 points and 27 rebounds vs. Indian River State; finished with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a 86-57 win over Palm Beach State  

Other nominees: Brianna Lewis, Eastern Florida State; Edley Drawhorn, Indian River State; Gannette Chism, Miami Dade; Latoya Ashman, Florida SouthWestern; Vendela Danielsson, Broward