Men's basketball team beats Harcum College for 16th straight win

Men's basketball team beats Harcum College for 16th straight win

The Eastern Florida State College men's basketball team won its 16th straight game Wednesday night, defeating Harcum College in the New Year Classic at Titan Field House on the Melbourne campus.

The Titans used a big second-half run to post the 94-72 win over Harcum who fell to 10-4 on the season. Harcum cut the lead to 55-50 with under 14 minutes left in the contest, but the Titans went on a 27-10 run in eight minutes to pull away.

During the stretch freshman Nathanael Jack had 11 of his team-high 21 points. After a slow first half, Jack got going scoring 19 of his 21 in the second half. It is the eighth straight game the freshman from Canada has scored at least 11 points.

Teammate Ahmed Ali finished with 20 points and has now scored at least 11 points in all 18 of the Titans games this season. For the second straight game, Ruot Monyyong had a season-high 15 points.

Michael Nuga finished with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists.

The Titans, who are now 17-1 on the season, will open the Mid-Florida Conference season Saturday afternoon, traveling to the College of Central Florida for a 4 p.m. tipoff. The Titans will return to Titan Field House on Jan. 13 to play Florida State College at Jacksonville in a Mid-Florida Conference game.