Chipola Opens Season With Win
November 1, 2007
By Chipola Staff
a 103-73 win
Freshman newcomers Casey Mitchell and Gary Flowers led the way, each scoring 19 points for the 1-0 Indians.
“I just tried to take good shots and let the game come to me,” said Mitchell. “I was really trying to just play hard on the defensive end. That’s what Chipola has been built on.”
Flowers echoed those sentiments.
“Tonight was mine and Casey’s night. But we have so much talent on this team, tomorrow it will probably be two other guys. That’s what’s great about playing here at Chipola.”
The Indians utilized their transition offense and unselfish passing to jump out to 56-37 halftime advantage.
“I thought we really shared the basketball,” said Chipola coach Greg Heiar. “We made the extra pass all night, which helped us get so many open looks.”
Chipola scored 30 points from beyond the arc, connecting on 10-23 from the 3pt line.
Sophomore Mario Little, who is committed to Kansas, added 16 points.
The future Wichita State Shocker, sophomore Clevin Hannah, chipped in 14. Hannah went 4-5 from the 3pt line.
“I thought after the first 10 minutes we really cranked it up,” said Heiar. “We played with a lot of energy and built on some momentum.”
Freshman Vernon Teel rounded out the double digit scoring for the Indians, adding 12 points off of the bench.
The Indians continue action this weekend, hosting IMG Academy and Motlow State in the Milton H. Johnson Classic on Friday and Saturday.