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Shelia Mader

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Chipola basketball tops century mark in win over Coastal Alabama

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The holiday break came to an end for the Chipola men’s basketball team Sunday when they took the court against Coastal Alabama in tournament play at Gulf Coast. The Indians hit the century mark for the ninth time this season in picking up the 106-69.  

Chipola took control early and never let up, leading 50-30 after one half of play. They showed no mercy in the second half and outscored their opponent 56-39.

It was a well-balanced game with every player putting points on the board, led by Keishawn Brewton with 26 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Right behind Brewton was Cheikh Faye with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal, followed by Daniel Oladapo with 16 points, eight rebounds, and one steal.  Also, in double digits was Bitumba Baruti with 12 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. 

The Indians had one more game in tournament play at Gulf Coast before returning to the Milton H. Johnson Health Center to take on Shelton State Friday night. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.  The Indians begin conference play at home against Tallahassee Community College on Wednesday, January 9 with a 7:30 tipoff scheduled. 

Visiting Malone wins over Graceville in Tiger battle

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Last week, the Malone Tigers traveled across the county to take on their cross-county rival, the Graceville Tigers. The visiting Tiger team had a pleasant bus ride home with a 53-47 win.

Malone took advantage of a sluggish Graceville offense in the first quarter, outscoring them 18-6 and Graceville never caught up.  It was the Taylor Brown show with four shots from downtown to lead Malone while Joell Green led Graceville with four points.  In the second quarter, it was Graceville taking a 13-12 win over Malone, led in part by Xavian Sorey with four points while Malone was led by Spencer Sneads and Kaleb Wilson with four points each.  At the half, the visiting Tigers held a 30-19 lead.  

Graceville took the court in the third quarter fired up and it showed on the scoreboard with 14 points going up to Malone’s eight. Xavian Sorey and Joell Green both put up five points while Andre Brown added the other four. For Malone, it was Ocasio Murff with five points.  Malone edged by Graceville in the final quarter 15-14 to secure their 53-47 win.  Graceville was led by Andre Brown with six points, while it was once again Taylor Brown with nine points in the final period.

On the night, Graceville was led by Xavian Sorey with 13 points, while Andre Brown and Joell Green were both in double digits with 11 points each.  Malone was led by Taylor Brown with 23 points, followed by Ocasio Murff with 11 points. On board with nine points was Kaleb Wilson.  

Cottondale takes win from Rutherford

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The Cottondale Hornets basketball team welcomed the Rutherford Rams last week in Christmas tournament action. The Hornets picked up a 56-49 win over the Rams. 

Cottondale’s offense got off to a sluggish start with Rutherford outscoring them 15-3 in the first quarter. Deshaun Hudson had a shot from downtown to put his team on the scoreboard. 

The Hornets posted 18-second period points and held the Rams to nine, pulling within three of their opponent. Ty’Keece Bryant and Dayron Garrett had eight points each, including each having a shot from downtown. Dalvin Barnes added a basket to his stats. Going into the halftime break, the Hornets trailed 24-21. 

In the third quarter, Cottondale edged by the Rams 16-15 to narrow their opposition’s lead to 39-37. Dalvin Barnes and Qui’Darius Henderson led with four points each.  Dayron Garrett had a shot from downtown. Ty’keece Bryant checked in with a bucket and went one-for-one from the line. 

Cottondale had the hot hands, taking the fourth quarter 19-10, giving the Hornets the win. Deshaun Hudson led with seven points, including a shot from three-point range and was four-for-five from the line. Qui’Darius Henderson added four points to his team’s total. Jordan Galindo had a shot from downtown. Dalvin Barnes was on board with a bucket and went one-for-one from the charity stripe.

Dayron Garrett led the Hornets in scoring with 13 points on the night. Deshaun Hudson followed closely behind with 12 points. In double digits with 11 points was Ty’Keece Bryant. Dalvin Barnes checked in with nine points, followed by Qui’Darius Henderson with eight. 

Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association helping victims with fence posts

The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association goes above and beyond to help their members and non-members in times of need.  Hurricane Michael destroyed fences and with that fence posts were scattered throughout, leaving cattle free to roam.  In steps the Florida Cattlemen’s Association and Executive Director Jim Handly with T-posts galore. The Florida and Alabama Hardware Supply came through with rolls of barbed wire for the Jackson County Cattlemen. 

Following the annual Farm City breakfast, 2,133 post and 24 rolls of barbed wire were distributed to 40 cattle producers who stopped by the Ag Center (Farm Center on Highway 90).  Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association president Jeff Snell was all smiles as he worked loading the posts and rolls of wire into truck after truck to help farmers in need, “This is what it’s all about, helping our fellow cattle producers.  The Association works hard to have money available to help when not only our cattlemen are in need but those in other associations throughout the state when catastrophes hit. Often, insurance does not cover all the damages and losses cattlemen have. We appreciate what the state association did as well as the Florida and Alabama Hardware Supply.”  

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