The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams swept two games each over the weekend, with the Lady Commodores winning twice in Niceville and the GC men twice in Barnesville, Ga.
The Lady Commodores improved to 3-0 on the season by knocking off Vincennes 85-64 on Friday and Palm Beach State 84-47 on Saturday. In Friday’s win, Dominique Banks scored a career-high 22 points on 10 of 16 shooting to go with five rebounds. Freshman guard Brittany Davis added 20 points of 7 of 13 from the field and 4 of 8 from the 3-point line with four steals.
Nadia Marshall made 7 of 8 shots for 14 points off the bench, with Alexus Dye contributing nine points and seven rebounds. Naomi Mbandu had eight points, six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.
On Saturday, Gulf Coast dominated Palm Beach State from start to finish, jumping out to a 45-23 halftime lead and blowing the game wide open with a 21-5 third quarter. Davis put in her third straight 20-point game to start her college career, making 7 of 14 shots and 5 of 10 from the 3-point line en route to a game-high 25 points.
Banks and Dye added 13 points apiece, with Mbandu scoring eight points and Astou Gaye seven points with six assists. The Lady Commodores will next travel to Vincennes, Ind., Nov. 16-17 to play Wabash Valley followed by a rematch with Vincennes.
The Gulf Coast men edged past Southern Crescent Tech 73-68 on Friday, getting 24 points from KK Godwin, 19 from Jacolbey Owens, and 14 from Reggie Rivera. On Saturday, the Commodores took a 77-74 victory over Gordon State, with Rivera leading the way with 18 points and nine rebounds.
Cameron Holden added 16 points, followed by Owens with 15 points, and Godwin with 11 points and five assists. Gulf Coast is now 3-1 on the season and will be back on the road Tuesday to play at Enterprise State.