Lakeland Sports Roundup: Tropics, Magic, FSC, SEU, Preps

It’s a time of jubilation for the Florida Southern College women’s basketball team. After an emphatic win over Barry on Feb. 23, the Mocs have clinched their second consecutive Sunshine State Conference regular season title.

As the first seed, the Mocs will host a first-round SSC tournament game on March 6. The men’s team looks to replicate the same success, achieving a win and loss against Eckerd and Barry respectively.

The FSC men’s lacrosse team picked up the first win of the season with the help of freshman Jeff Atlas, who tied a program record of 5 assists.

The Detroit Tigers played host to Southeastern University on Feb. 22 in an exhibition game in front of 4,965 fans. Despite the 13-2 scoreline, the Fire made sure to put up a fight against their first professional opponent.

The Magic split the results last week with a win and career high 22 points for Antonio Campbell against the Capital City Go-Go and a loss against the Salt Lake City Stars.

Despite losing in what will sure to be a night every athlete remembers, the Lakeland Christian girl’s soccer team can hold their heads high after a hard-ought game against St. John’s Country Day.

Sinjon Wilkerson is a local sports advocate who works as a game-day statistician for the Florida Tropics, majors in sports management at Polk State College, and coaches youth soccer in Winter Haven.