Northwest Florida Women Hold Court Against Gulf Coast

Niceville, FL --- Wednesday night in Juco basketball saw both the women and men programs for Gulf Coast and Northwest Florida face off at the home of the Raiders.

The ladies tipped off first at 5:30, where Gulf Coast led by as many as 11 in the first half, but Northwest cut that to just three by halftime.

The attached video above shows second half action, as Northwest able to build a lead, Janae Blount comes up with the steal and takes it in. Lady Raiders lead by 9.

Lady Commodores come back with Jessica Morton, top of the key, then drives in and hits the floater.

Northwest though continues the late game surge, Blount with her back to the basket, spins around, drives and scores.

Then it's Simone Westbrook on the break. Lady Raiders pull away and win 91-77, Westbrook leads with 30. Northwest is 3-0 tied with Chipola atop the standings. Gulf Coast is 1-2 in league play.

After the game, Lady Raiders head coach Patrick Harrington was very happy with the way his team played on both sides of the ball.

"I was pleased with our defensive intensity," said Harrington. "We talk about hand pressure, ball pressure, hand activity. I thought we got our hands in some passing lane, we made some adjustments at halftime. That's a very good Gulf Coast team, they did a real good job on the boards, very happy with the way we played tonight, very happy we spread it around."