Chipola Men To Play In National Tournament April 21


The Indians will play in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas, on Wednesday, April 21, at 8 p.m. CST, against the winner of Shelton State and Northeastern. The tourney runs through April 24 with the championship game set for 6 p.m.

Chipola captured the FCSAA State/NJCAA Region VIII Championship with an 88-75 victory over Indian River State College on April 10. Chipola now has 14 men’s state titles, more than any other college in Florida.

Chipola advanced to the finals with wins over Gulf Coast and Eastern Florida State. Indian River State got past Florida State College and Florida SouthWestern to set up a meeting of the tournament's top two seeds.

State Tournament MVP Jaeden Zackary scored 21 points and dished out five assists for Chipola. Zachary joined three fellow Chipola players on the All-Tournament Team—Lance Erving, Carlos Lemus and Nae’qwan Tomlin. Lemus led the Indians with 27. Tomlin had 14 points and 12 rebounds.

First-year Chipola Coach Donnie Tyndall was named FCSAA Coach of the Year.

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