With the first semester now firmly in the rearview mirror, one thing is for certain.
Something special is happening down in Lake Worth, FL.
The Palm Beach State Panthers closed out the first half of their season with a sparkling 13-1 record, and are currently the 17th-ranked team in the NJCAA Rankings. They have been on quite the roll since the 2016-17 season began, and show no signs of slowing down.
Palm Beach State won both games in the Battle by the Beach Classic to open the season, and followed that up with a pair of wins at the IRSC Classic a couple of weeks later. Their lone loss came at the hands of the Tallahassee Eagles as a part of the Florida JUCO Shootout, 84-69.
So, after a year in which the Panthers went a combined 24-8, and were ranked #3 in the country, how has Palm Beach State been able to continue the momentum generated last season?
Balance, depth, and a whole lot of talent.
With a roster that is decorated with talented players from across the country, and one from north of the border, the Panthers have several players who can step up on any given night and lead the team to a victory.
Ever since their 2016-17 season kicked off, the Palm Beach State Panthers have been one of the top teams in the NJCAA.
In their season opener, the Panthers cruised to a 92-68 win over Baltimore City C.C. in the Battle by the Beach Classic, which Palm Beach State hosted. The next night, the Panthers were even more impressive, routing Red Devil Academy by 79 points, with the final score being 110-31.
A win over the International Sports Academy on Tuesday night pushed the Panthers’ record to a perfect 3-0.