The Toccoa Falls College men’s basketball team traveled to Florida for region games at Trinity College of Florida and Florida Christian College. In game one of their Florida road trip, the Eagles were hosted by Trinity College on January 25 and defeated the Tigers, 78 – 41.
A four point Eagles lead at halftime exploded into a blowout victory behind three consecutive three point baskets by TFC’s Jon Sauls. TFC outscored Trinity 49 – 17 in the second half with 59% field goal shooting. Derek Westfall led the Eagles with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Jon Sauls and Josh Johnson each added 12 points. Josh Barrett lead the Eagles with 8 assists to go with his 9 points. Donavan Smith had a team high 10 rebounds and 8 points. Coach Jason Mehl spoke of the win as a whole team victory, “Everyone played and made quality contributions on offense and defense.”
The Eagles will host Sewanee University on Tuesday, January 28 before hosting two important conference games. Florida Christian’s return trip to TFC will be on Friday, February 1 at 7:00. The Eagles will also host conference rival Clearwater Christian College on February 2 at 3:00.