PENSACOLA, Fla. – A slow start offensively cost No. 18 Northwest Florida in an 80-50 loss to Odessa College in the Pensacola Thanksgiving Classic on Tuesday.
The Raiders (7-3) shot 33.3 percent in the first half and finished the game 19-52 (36.5 percent), while Odessa had a hot hand from opening tip to the closing horn converting 49.1 percent of its shots for the game.
Northwest Florida fell behind by 37 early in the second half and couldn't cool the hot-shooting Wranglers.
Tavon Jones scored 26 points for Odessa (7-5). Tauriawn Knight had 17 and Joe Kasperzyk chipped in with 13.
NWF wraps up play in the tournament on Wednesday at 2 p.m. against Lamar State – Port Arthur. A live stream of the game can be found at YouTube.com/NWFRaiderAthletics.
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