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Indians' Balance Helps Garner Win

 

#3 Chipola College used a balanced attack on Saturday evening in an 84-72 win over Pensacola.  The Indians, now 25-1 on the season, had six players that scored at least eight points.

 

Sophomore Victor Dubovitsky led the charge with 15 points, going 5 of 9 from the field.  Sophomore’s Jamarcus Ellis and Ed Berrios chipped in with 11 and 10 points.

 

“I thought Vic was ready to go,” said Chipola head coach Greg Heiar.  “He came off the bench and got himself going early.  Really, I was pleased with the entire bench tonight.”

 

The Indians trailed 11-14 with 11:08 to play in the 1st half.  However, seventeen points on their next eleven possessions would push the lead to 28-19 with 6:30 to play.  The lead would then grow to 13 points by the half, with Chipola taking a 46-33 advantage in the locker room.

 

“We were able to get out and run with some forced turnovers before the break,” said Heiar.  “It was one of those games were we did enough to win.”

 

The win gave Chipola a season sweep in the series, moving them to 3-0 against the Pirates on the season.  It also moved Heiar to 12-0 against Pensacola in his Chipola career, 9-0 as the Head Coach.

 

“It’s always difficult to beat a team three times in one season,” said Heiar.  “Both teams competed hard for forty minutes tonight.”

 

The Indians, who are now 8-1 in the Panhandle Conference, keep their one game advantage over Tallahassee (7-2) in the race for what would be Chipola’s 4th straight league championship. 

 

Both teams meet in Marianna two weeks from now for a season finale tilt.  The February 24 match-up will likely have both state tournament and league championship implications. 

Chipola resumes play on Wednesday evening in Panama City where they will face Gulf Coast.  The game can be heard at www.chipola.edu

  

 

 
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