Chipola Indians Clinch Tournament Berth; Host Gulf Coast, Feb. 24

February 22, 2018

Shamarkus Kennedy

MARIANNA—The Chipola Indians clinched a berth in the state men’s basketball tournament with a 66-61 win over Pensacola on Feb. 21.

Shamarkus Kennedy led Chipola with 17 points. CJ Williamson scored 16 with 8 rebounds and 5 steals. TJ Howard scored 11 with 4 steals. Keishawn Brewton added 10 points.

The Lady Indians suffered a 77-66 loss to Pensacola.

The Indians will represent the Panhandle Conference as the second place team in the FCSAA/ NJCAA Region VIII Tournament, March 7-10 in Ocala.

Chipola basketball hosts Gulf Coast in the last home games of the season Saturday, Feb.24. The games are billed as Pink Cares and Sophomore Night. The women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m.

The Indians came out on top in their first two meetings with Gulf Coast: 81-69 on Jan. 20 and 89-65 on Feb. 7.

Chipola handed the Lady Commodores one of their two losses on the season, a 64-60 win for Chipola on Jan. 20.

At the Feb. 24 games, the Pink Cares Fire truck will be on hand with free t-shirts in the parking lot beginning at 4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to wear pink.A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to Pink Cares.

Chipola basketball will honor sophomore players between the games at approximately 7 p.m. Women’s team sophomores include: Nana Sule, Endia Jones, Naomi House,Kiana Coomber, Lawrencia Moten and Tyra Johnson. Men’s team sophomores include: Yuat Alok, Shamarkus Kennedy, Deric Paton, CJ Williamson, TJ Howard and Michael Stone. Sophomore Cheerleader Zannah Glisson also will be recognized.

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