by Ally Doty
Pensacola State College men’s basketball lost their final game of the season by four points against Tallahassee Community College Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Lou Ross Center.Before tip-off, PSC sophomores Devin Wilson, Josh Turner, Kent Langham, Milton Geddes and DiAngelo Kirkland were recognized and stood on the court with family and friends as their names were called out for the last time.
At the start of the game PSC took control early on by winning the jump ball, handing it to Wilson, and allowing him to sink a 3-pointer.
One minute later, Langham put another 3-pointer through the net and put PSC up by six points.
Langham’s defensive movements allowed him to create offensive opportunities in which he stole the ball from TCC’s Alex Andrews, but Langham was tripped and fell over the ball out of bounds.
At the first timeout and five minutes in, PSC had a 10 point lead over TCC, 13-3.
The pirates continued to lead and by the end of the first half the score was 37-35. PSC’s Wilson, a sophomore, scored the majority of the points with seven 3-pointers.
The second half began with an ally-oop from PSC’s Denzel Richardson two minutes in and got the home crowd standing on their feet.
It wasn’t long before PSC’s pace slowed down as the clock dwindled.
With five minutes left to play TCC took the lead for the first time in the game.
PSC couldn’t pull ahead and lost their last game of the season, 77-73, to TCC. This was their second loss to TCC this season.