PHSC secured home-court advantage for their Division II tournament against Florida Gateway College on February 16.
At Thursday night’s game, the court had strong point leads from both teams that went back and forth almost the entire game. With just under three minutes remaining in the game, Daniel Buchanan-Derice placed two 3-pointers to secure the Bobcats victory, 78-69.
“We started telling ourselves we are going to be really intense, but not too intense to the point where we start picking up fouls in the first half,” said PHSC sophomore Charles Grandison.
Grandison is averaging 12 points per game, just under Daniel Jones who leads at 15 points per game.
“It was good to get the third win against Gateway, it was a nail biter there, but we pulled it off,” Coach Jones said. “The one thing is that the whole team is contributing in helping us with these victories.”
The entire team, down to 10 from 14 at the start of the season, has noticeably upped their game, and that transition showed on the court Thursday night.
“We came a long way since November-December,” Sophomore Daniel Jones said. “This year we definitely have the team to go to regionals.”
“We came with the mindset of finishing off the game strong,” Theaplais Williams said. “Do little things to help us succeed, and we executed that.”
PHSC lost at Florida Gateway College on Saturday 65-60, however, they will face them again on their home court February 16th in the Divisional Tournament game.
February 2 @ Florida State College Jacksonville
February 3 @ Webber International University
February 11 vs. Trinity College 7 pm
February 13 @ Polk State College
February 16 Tournament Game: PHSC vs. Florida Gateway College 2 pm