Eagles set school record for three-pointers in win over SCF

Kerry Richardson led all scorers with 25 points, including 18 on three-pointers, as the Eagles beat State College of Florida 85-74 and set a school record for three-point baskets made (18). (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)
Kerry Richardson led all scorers with 25 points, including 18 on three-pointers, as the Eagles beat State College of Florida 85-74 and set a school record for three-point baskets made (18). (Photo by Tom Hagerty, Polk State.)

Polk State basketball set a school record tonight, making 18 three-point shots in an 85-74 win over State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in Bradenton.  

Kerry Richardson sank six three-pointers and led all scorers with 25 points.  

Tekorian "TK" Smith finished with 18 points, making four from beyond the arc. 

Tommie Lewis tallied 10 points while Clarence Jackson and Derrick "DJ" Molden each scored nine. 

"It was a great overall team victory," said Head Coach Brandon Giles. "When we defend and rebound I believe we can beat anyone on any given night. 

"Everyone contributed tonight and made big plays when their number was called. VannAubrey Thomas and DJ Molden stepped up big off the bench. Kerry Richardson has stayed patient all season long, waiting his turn. He got his chance up huge for our team tonight.  

"On defense, Wilton Storr made big plays and rebounded all night. Tommie Lewis defensively had his work cut out for him and once again didn't back down from the challenge. TK was TK, with big stops and big shots."   

The Eagles (19-7, 6-3, No. 6 FCSAA) continue Suncoast Conference play Saturday, Feb. 15, when they play St. Petersburg College (12-15, 2-7) in a 4 p.m. Greek Day game. The event begins with a 2 p.m. picnic featuring hot dogs, hamburgers, and more. The game will include halftime performances by Taken by Surprise and DJ Tampa Red.  

 

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