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From Left to Right -- Makhai Eastmond, Dedrick Turner, and C.J. Wilcox
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Men's Basketball - Mon, Dec. 19, 2016

Melbourne, Fla. – Point University (2-12) led by one point with 10:24 left in the game, but the Florida Institute of Technology (9-4) rallied late and used a 37-16 run in the final 9:50 of the contest to propel itself to a 99-77 victory over the Skyhawks, Monday, Dec. 19, during game two of the Florida Institute of Technology Classic Tournament, in Melbourne, Fla.


Guard Joshua Tolbert (JR/Auburn, AL) hit one of his five three-pointers to give the Skyhawks the lead 4:21 into the first-half to start a 15-9 run that gave them their largest lead of the game, 23-16, with 10:11 left in the first half. Florida Tech then went on a 12-3 run over the next 3:09 to regain the lead, 30-28, with 7:02 to go in the first-half. The Skyhawks outscored the Panthers in the first-half however, and took a 38-34 lead into halftime. Point lost its lead 1:14 into the second-half and only held the lead two more times during the remainder of the contest, the latest of which came with 10:24 left in the game. The Panthers took the lead with 9:50 left in the game and went on a 37-16 run to finish the game, giving them the win over the Skyhawks, 99-77.


Guard Dedrick Turner (SR/Conyers, GA) led the Skyhawks with a team-high 26 points. Turner shot 8-of-14 from the field, pulled down a team-high six rebounds and totaled two assists.  Tolbert finished 5-of-11 from behind the three-point line, scored 17 points, grabbed two rebounds and had one assist.  Guard Makhai Eastmond (FR/Marietta, GA), totaled 11 points, tied for a team-high four assists, secured two rebounds, and stole the ball one time.  Guard Hakeem Winters (SO/Cartersville, GA) contributed seven points, five rebounds, one block and a steal. Guard C.J. Wilcox (SR/Mobile, AL) tied for a team-high four assists and scored five points, grabbed three rebounds, and stole the ball two times.


Florida Tech's two starting forwards both finished the game with double-doubles. Junior Sam Daniel finished the contest with a game-high 32 points as well as a game-high 12 rebounds. Daniel also had two assists, a block and one steal. Senior Robert Booth contributed 20 points, 11 rebounds and one assist. Junior guard Jordan Majors finished with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal, and junior guard Patrick Anderson ended the night with 10 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and one steal.


Point made 28-of-65 field goals in the game (.431), 12-of-34 three-pointers (.353) and 9-of-12 free throws (.750), were out-rebounded by Florida Tech 48-31, and committed 14 turnovers while stealing the ball from the Panthers four times.  Florida Tech made 31-of-67 shots (.463), 14-of-33 three-pointers (.424) and 23-of-32 free throws (.719) and committed 12 turnovers and stole the ball from the Skyhawks six times.


NEXT GAME:  Coached by Darryl Slack, Point will hit the road after celebrating the Christmas holidays to face Armstrong State University, Friday, Dec. 30, at 3:00 p.m., in Savannah, Georgia.