Panthers Clinch Postseason Berth on Senior Day

Runako Ziegler – Credit: Florida Tech Athletics The Florida Tech Panthers honored their seniors on Saturday before beating the Eckerd Tritons 93-86 at the Clemente Center in the men’s basketball regular-season finale. With the victory, the Panthers earned a spot in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament as the eighth seed. Runako Ziegler scored 26 points […]

Harris Earns Double-Double in Loss to Lions

Header pic: Niall Harris – credit: Florida Tech Athletics On Saturday, the Florida Tech men’s basketball team continued to struggle, losing 78-61 at Saint Leo. The Panthers dropped to 9-7 overall and 3-8 in Sunshine State Conference play. The Lions improved to 7-9, (4-7 SSC). The leading scorer for the Panthers was Niall Harris, who […]

Titans Primed for State Title Run

Photo: Jeremy Shulman – Credit: Eastern Florida State College   The Eastern Florida State College Titans are headed to the FCSAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this week. They come into the tournament ranked fourth and will take on fifth-seeded St.Petersburg on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL. EFSC head coach […]

Panthers Gallant Effort Not Enough Against Bucs

Many of the issues that plagued the Florida Tech men’s basketball team in their season-opening loss to Barry on Wednesday were improved in Thursday’s rematch at the Clemente Center but Barry was still too much, as they beat the Panthers 77-71. “What a difference a day makes,” said Panthers coach Billy Mims after the game. […]

BSN FUTURE STAR Jamar Franklin – Rockledge Basketball

Rockledge basketball standout Jamar Franklin had a memorable sophomore season on the court. He helped the Raiders to a 17-11 record and was named to the 2020 All-Space Coast second team and to the All-Cape Coast Conference team. At 6’2 175 pounds, Franklin showed he was a force to be reckoned with last season. In […]

BSN FUTURE STAR COURTNEY SIMPKINS – HERITAGE BASKETBALL/VOLLEYBALL

Heritage High School’s Courtney Simpkins just finished her sophomore year. She was on the junior varsity basketball team last season, this year got her first taste of varsity action in basketball, as well as volleyball. The Panthers went 22-7 this basketball season, bowing out in the 5A Regional Semifinals against Jones, a 58-56 loss back […]

Panthers Scorch Suns for First Win

  After a tough opening weekend in Alabama that saw them lose two games, the Florida Tech Panthers came home on Thursday and rolled over the Johnson Suns, 111-71, picking up their first win of the season. “It was a good effort all around,” said Panthers head coach Billy Mims. I am proud of these […]

Panthers Falter Against AUM

Despite four players in double figures, the Florida Tech Panthers (0-2) dropped their second game in a row Saturday, losing to host Auburn-Montgomery 88-84 during the final day of the South Region Tip-off. With Derek Murphy missing his second consecutive game, the Panthers had to rely on youngsters to pick up the slack, and they […]

Hakanson Buzzer-Beater Lifts Panthers to First Win

  Fanny Hakanson’s put-back of November Morton’s last-second shot gave the Florida Tech Panthers a 75-73 win over Spring Hill on Saturday at the Tampa Crossover. Morton led the Panthers with 20 points, Aniquah Swan had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Hakanson had 12 points and eight assists. She was 5-for-5 from the free-throw line. […]

Fourth-Ranked Nova Clobbers Florida Tech

The Florida Tech Panthers were staying with the Nova Southeastern Sharks for about 13 minutes on Saturday, but in the end, the fourth-ranked team in the nation showed they deserved that ranking, taking it to the Panthers, 122-84 in Fort Lauderdale.  Antonis Pefanis scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Panthers, going 4-for-8 from […]