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Gulf Coast returns home to face Pensacola State

By The News Herald

Posted Feb 16, 2018 at 4:49 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams return home Saturday night to take on Pensacola State in Panhandle Conference action. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Lady Commodores roll, men routed by Northwest

By The News Herald

Posted Feb 14, 2018 at 10:27 PM

 

NICEVILLE — The No. 2 Gulf Coast women’s basketball team continued its dominant run of play with its sixth straight victory over No. 3 Northwest Florida State on Wednesday night, while the Commodore men dropped their seventh in a row at the hands of the second-ranked Raiders.

 

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Gulf Coast great Morehead to be inducted into Hall of Fame
By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor

 

In her 20 seasons as Gulf Coast’s head women’s basketball coach, Roonie Scovel has seen more than her share of incredible performances by the bevy of great players to wear the blue and gold of the Lady Commodores.

 

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Gulf Coast teams take on Northwest

By The News Herald

Posted Feb 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams will head to Niceville on Wednesday to take on Northwest Florida State. The women’s game will tip at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Lady Commodores set school record in 110-94 win

By DUSTIN KENT 
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor 
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at 10:32 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team has looked the part of a serious contender to make a run at its third straight national championship for pretty much all season. Despite losing their second-leading scorer, the No. 2 Lady Commodores appear to have found an extra gear this week.

 

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Lady Commodores try to sweep season series with TCC

By The News Herald

Posted Feb 9, 2018 at 4:52 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams are back home Saturday to take on Tallahassee at the Billy Harrison Field House. The women’s game tips at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Green’s career night lifts Lady Commodores past Chipola

By DUSTIN KENT 
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor 
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at 8:53 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The only Panhandle Conference team able to tame No. 2 Gulf Coast through the first round of league play was Chipola, which knocked off the Lady Commodores 64-60 Jan. 20 in Marianna. The two clubs faced off again in the final game of the second round of the Panhandle schedule, though it would be hard for anyone who saw the first matchup to recognize the teams on the court Wednesday.

 

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Lady Commodores look to win rematch with Chipola

By The News Herald

Posted Feb 6, 2018 at 5:41 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams return home tonight to take on Chipola at the Billy Harrison Field House. The women’s game tips at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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GC women cruise, short-handed men lose 4th straight

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 31, 2018 at 10:24 PM

 

PENSACOLA — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team solidified its hold on first place in the Panhandle Conference standings Wednesday night, while a severely short-handed Commodore men’s squad fell further into the league cellar.

 

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GC women try to stay in first, men to get out of last

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 30, 2018 at 5:20 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams are back in action Wednesday night for a second straight road trip to Pensacola State. The women’s game will tip at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Lady Commodores get key win, GC men fall to last place

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 27, 2018 at 9:07 PM

 

TALLAHASSEE — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team notched a big road victory over Tallahassee on Saturday night, while the Commodore men lost their third consecutive game to fall into last place in the Panhandle Conference.

 

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Gulf Coast teams take on TCC

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 26, 2018 at 5:35 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams will hit the road to take on Tallahassee on Saturday in Panhandle Conference action. The women’s game will tip off at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, with the men’s game to follow at 6:30 p.m.

 

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Bennett’s 33 lifts GC past Northwest, 63-51

By DUSTIN KENT 
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor 

Posted Jan 24, 2018 at 9:26 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — For the second time this season, Gulf Coast struggled to score against the stingy defense of Northwest Florida State. But just like in the first meeting in Niceville, Wednesday’s rematch at the Billy Harrison Field House saw the Lady Commodores escape with a victory, and with it, sole possession of first place in the Panhandle Conference standings.

 

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Both GC teams face crucial test in Northwest

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 23, 2018 at 5:13 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams return home Wednesday for Panhandle Conference action against Northwest Florida State at the Billy Harrison Field House. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Chipola sweeps Gulf Coast

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 20, 2018 at 10:17 PM

 

MARIANNA — The No. 3 Gulf Coast women suffered their first Panhandle Conference loss Saturday night at Chipola, falling 64-60, while the Commodore men were defeated 81-69 for their third loss in four league outings.

 

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Gulf Coast hits the road to face Chipola

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 19, 2018 at 10:28 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams are back in action Saturday night as they head to Marianna to take on Chipola. The women’s game will tip at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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PSJ’s Hutchinson picks Gulf Coast

By Tim Croft / The Star

Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 4:09 PM

 

PORT ST. JOE — There exists a certain symmetry about Teiyhana Hutchinson, arguably the finest female basketball player Port St. Joe High School has produced, signing with Gulf Coast State College, arguably as good a women’s program as there is in the country.

 

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Lady Commodores roll over Pensacola, move to 3-0

By DUSTIN KENT 
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor 
Posted Jan 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel knew her team’s foray through a Panhandle Conference schedule that features five teams in the top 20 nationally would be rife with stiff tests on a weekly basis. Through three games, the Lady Commodores have been tested by three of the top 10 teams in the country, and they’ve passed each one.

 

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Gulf Coast returns home to face Pensacola State

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 12, 2018 at 5:46 PM

 

The Gulf Coast women’s and men’s basketball teams will return home Saturday for a doubleheader against Pensacola State in Panhandle Conference action at the Billy Harrison Field House. The women’s game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

 

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GC women eke out road win; men routed

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 10, 2018 at 10:08 PM

NICEVILLE — The No. 3 Gulf Coast women’s basketball team earned a hard-fought 50-48 road victory over No. 4 Northwest Florida State on Wednesday night, while the Commodore men were routed by the top-ranked Raiders 95-53.

 

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Gulf Coast hits the road to face NWF

By The News Herald

Posted Jan 9, 2018 at 6:33 PM

The Gulf Coast men’s and women’s basketball teams will be back in action Wednesday night when they head to Niceville to take on Northwest Florida State. The women’s game will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.

 

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Lady Commodores coast in opening win over TCC
By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at 8:46 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — What looked on paper to be one of the premier matchups of the season in JUCO basketball between No. 1 Gulf Coast and No. 4 Tallahassee ended up instead as a statement by the two-time defending national champions that, while the league may be as deep and talented as ever, the Lady Commodores remain the team to beat.

 

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Gulf Coast women open Panhandle play vs. No. 4 TCC
By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at 7:39 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — On the road to their second consecutive Panhandle Conference, state, and national titles last year, the Gulf Coast women hit just two speed bumps along the way: a road loss to Tallahassee and a home defeat at the hands of Chipola.

 

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Scovel says Panhandle as deep as ever

By DUSTIN KENT

News Herald Assistant Sports Editor
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at 7:58 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Panhandle Conference has earned a reputation over the years as the toughest and most competitive conference in all of JUCO basketball.

 

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Lady Commodores win big, move to 11-0

By The News Herald

Posted Dec 16, 2017 at 6:21 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball made it two wins in as many days with a 107-70 victory over Bossier Parish in the Visit Panama City Beach Classic on Saturday afternoon.

 

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Lady Commodores cruise to 10th straight win

By The News Herald

Posted Dec 15, 2017 at 10:04 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team kept their unbeaten streak to start the season intact with an easy 90-45 win over Arkansas Baptist on Friday night in the Visit Panama City Beach Classic at the Billy Harrison Field House.

 

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Bennett’s big day lifts Lady Commodores to easy win

By The News Herald

Posted Dec 9, 2017 at 9:39 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team picked up a home victory Saturday, routing Central Georgia Tech 102-46 at the Billy Harrison Field House to improve to 9-0 on the season.

 

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Top-ranked GC looks to stay perfect in return home

By DUSTIN KENT 
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor 
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at 6:37 PM

 

Nearly a month to the day since Gulf Coast last stepped on its home court, the top-ranked Lady Commodores (8-0) will play host to Central Georgia Tech at the Billy Harrison Field House Saturday at 1 p.m.

 

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GC men, women win again

By The News Herald

Posted Dec 2, 2017 at 10:01 PM

 

The Gulf Coast men’s and women’s basketball teams each picked up victories away from home Saturday, with the men defeating Washington Academy 74-68 in Marianna and the Lady Commodores routing Palm Beach 71-40 in Jacksonville.

 

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GC women, men get victories

By The News Herald

Posted Dec 1, 2017 at 8:32 PM

 

The Gulf Coast men’s and women’s basketball teams each picked up victories away from home Friday evening, with the men defeating Georgia Highlands 65-63 in Marianna and the Lady Commodores routing Broward 85-

58 in Jacksonville.

 

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Gulf Coast men, women sweep LB Wallace

By The News Herald

Posted Nov 28, 2017 at 10:30 PM

 

ANDALUSIA, Ala. — Both the Gulf Coast men’s and women’s basketball teams earned road victories over Lurleen B. Wallace on Tuesday night, with the Lady Commodores winning 84-29 in the first game and the GC men beating the Saints 63-55 in the second.

 

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Lady Commodores go to 4-0 with win over Roane State

By The News Herald

Posted Nov 24, 2017 at 9:06 PM

 

ROME, Ga. — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team got a pair of key players back from injury Friday evening and with them picked up a fourth straight win to start the season. The top-ranked Lady Commodores coasted past Roane State 69-40 to remain unbeaten on the year.

 

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Gulf Coast outlasts Vincennes

By PAT McCANN
News Herald Executive Sports Editor

Posted Nov 10, 2017 at 10:57 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — When the Vincennes University women’s basketball team buses south every November it isn’t with the beach in mind. The Trailblazers annually match up against Gulf Coast, which five times during the past two decades has been the defending national champion.

 

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Jeter hits 35, GC women cruise to 2-0

By The News Herald

Posted Nov 4, 2017 at 5:45 PM

 

NICEVILLE — The No. 1 Gulf Coast women’s basketball team made it two wins in as many days Saturday with a 96-42 rout of Volunteer State at Northwest Florida State College. The Lady Commodores (2-0) won their season opener Friday 94-41 over Snead State.

 

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Lady Commodores crush Snead State in opener

By The News Herald

Posted Nov 3, 2017 at 5:34 PM

 

NICEVILLE — The top-ranked Gulf Coast women’s basketball team cruised to an easy 94-41 victory over Snead State in its regular season opener Friday afternoon at Northwest Florida State College.

 

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Lady Commodores back on top, looking to stay there

By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor

Posted Nov 2, 2017 at 5:30 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — Following a 34-2 season and a second straight national championship, it stands to reason that the coach of such a team would take a moment to appreciate her program’s monumental success and soak in all of the glory that comes with it.

For Gulf Coast coach Roonie Scovel, leader of the back-to-back national champion Lady Commodores, that moment was extremely short-lived.

 

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Gulf Coast going big with incoming class

By DUSTIN KENT
News Herald Assistant Sports Editor

Posted Aug 15, 2017 at 7:56 PM Updated Aug 15, 2017 at 7:56 PM

 

PANAMA CITY — The Gulf Coast women’s basketball team that coach Roonie Scovel led to a second straight national title in March was notable for many things: experience, athleticism, skill, chemistry. One thing the Lady Commodores weren’t known for was size, with only two rotation players by season’s end measuring at 6-foot or taller.

 

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