Chipola Holds Off
The #3 nationally ranked Chipola College Indians
used 23 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds from sophomore guard Jamarcus
Ellis to help propel them to a 74-63 victory on Tuesday evening over #6
Okaloosa-Walton. The win moves Chipola to 23-1 (6-1) on the season and
a game up on Tallahassee in the win column in Panhandle Conference play.
“We did a pretty good job of executing on both ends
of the floor,” said Chipola head coach Greg Heiar. “All of our guys did
a good job of attacking within our offense and playing within the
Chipola trailed the game 0-3 during the opening
1:36 of play. However, the Indians would then go on a 25-5 run and
never trailed again.
“I was very happy with the effort tonight,” said
Heiar. “Despite us getting out rebounded (34-41), I thought we did a
great job of competing. OW is a very physical team on the boards. We
need to keep working on finding bodies and boxing out on every
Okaloosa-Walton was able to cut the deficit to
54-52 with 8:18 to play in the game. However, Chipola countered with a
20-11 run down the stretch.
Sophomore Victor Dubovitsky had 13 points on a 6 of
12 shooting night while grabbing 4 rebounds from his wing position.
Sophomore DeAndre Thomas and freshman Skyler Williams each added 10
points to the Chipola cause.
“It was a good win but now we have to move on and
get ready for the next one,” added Heiar. “Tallahassee will be another
big game with a lot on the line.”
The Indians travel to play #13 Tallahassee next
Tuesday evening (Feb 6). Tallahassee defeated Chipola in double
overtime (92-97) just 11 days ago. That is the Indians only loss on the