Indians Cruise To Victory Over Genesis I Prep
December 6, 2007
By Chipola Staff
The #1 ranked Chipola College Indians
cranked up their defensive energy, helping
them run to a 103-50 win on Thursday evening
against Genesis I Prep of Mendenhall, MS.
Chipola led 21-17 before going on a 32-1 run to end the first half. During that frame, the Eagles were held without a basket for the final 9:58. Genesis would not score a field-goal until the 17:40 mark in the second half. The 12:18 between field-goals represents the longest such drought that Chipola has held an opponent during the season.
“I thought we did an extremely good job tonight of competing for 40 minutes,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar. “Our bench mob came in and did a great job of turning up the pressure.”
The Indians, now 13-0 on the season, converted their defensive pressure into scoring opportunities in transition. Chipola scored 27 points via their fastbreak.
Sophomore Mario Little scored 16 points, all in the first half, helping pace Chipola to a 50-18 halftime advantage.
That’s when freshman Gary Flowers and Casey Mitchell took over. Flowers, who ended with a game high 19 points and 8 rebounds, scored 13 points after the break.
Mitchell scored all 12 of his points in the second period, helping Chipola extend the lead.
“I think we’re getting better at executing on both ends of the floor,” said Heiar. “And I thought we handled the basketball a lot better, too.”
The Indians committed just 10 turnovers on their 93 possessions. This effort comes on the heels of giving the basketball away 21 times against Coastal Georgia last weekend.
Freshman Torye Pelham scored in double-digits for the Indians, chipping in 10 points while hauling in 6 rebounds.
Sophomore Malik Alvin added 7 points, a team high 7 assists, and 5 rebounds to the cause.
This game marked the final time that the Indians will play at home in the non-conference. Their next home game is not until January 12, when they host Okaloosa-Walton.
Chipola resumes action on Saturday, December 8 when they return a trip to St. Petersburg, Florida. The Indians defeated St. Petersburg 99-47 at home on November 19.