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IRSC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Cinch Their Southern Conference Titles

IRSC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Cinch Their Southern Conference Titles

February 28, 2023 Robert Lane

During back-to-back home games held Thursday, February 16, the Indian River State College (IRSC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams earned their respective Southern Conference Championships—highlights of a truly remarkable season of play. 

IRSC Basketball teams win 2023 Southern Conference Titles

For the first time since 2011, the IRSC Women’s Basketball team won their Southern Conference Championship title against Miami Date. The Pioneers defeated Miami Dade 92-34 in a dominating performance.

"I am very proud of my team tonight,” stated Jamarra Robinson, IRSC Head Women’s Basketball Coach. “We’ve been talking about competing for 40 minutes, and tonight I believe we did that. Winning this title shows the hard work that each player has put in throughout the season.”

During the women’s game, the Pioneers had six players in double digits—led by freshman Makala Torrence who scored 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Rapuluchi Ngorka added 12 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists. Kailyn Peters had a big game off the bench scoring 12 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. Jasmine Peaks tallied 11 points, five rebounds, and six assists. Sophomores Tavi Habib added 10 points and seven rebounds; Claire Simmons scored 10 points, with five rebounds and two assists.

IRSC Basketball teams win 2023 Southern Conference Titles

The IRSC Men’s Basketball team earned their third consecutive Southern Conference title sweeping over Miami Dade with a 86-77 win. It was a hard-fought game where the Pioneers had a 42-41 lead at the half before pushing the lead to double digits in the second half and securing their title with a nine-point win.

“Miami Dade is a very good team, and we knew tonight was going to be a battle,” shared Bill Morosco IRSC Head Men’s Basketball Coach. “I’m proud of how our guys continued to buy into the game plan and compete.”

The Men’s team was led by Sophomore PG Antione Jacks who scored 18 points making three threes to go with four assists. Sophomore Pablo Tamba also scored 18 for the Pioneers, along with six rebounds on the night. Ocypher Owens scored 16, and Micah Octave scored 12 for the Pioneers. Miami Dade was led by Dylan Edwards and Tyriek Weeks, who both scored 18 points on the evening.

We are Pioneer Proud of our Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams and their performance this season!

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