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Chipola Lady Indians stay perfect through Thanksgiving

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Ana Carolina Bernardo leaps to the basket for the Lady Indians Ana Carolina Bernardo leaps to the basket for the Lady Indians Joseph Daniel Williams

While many were feasting on Thanksgiving specialties or black Friday shopping, the Lady Indians were on the road competing in four games throughout the week. They were scheduled to conclude their road trip this week before returning to the Milton H. Johnson Center Friday night to take on Central Georgia Technical College.

Chipola wins 87-73 over College of Central Florida

Chipola took game one of their Thanksgiving week road trip over College of Central Florida behind team-leading Courtajia Sanders with 27 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block.  Valerie Nesbit double-double with 15 points on the board and 12 rebounds, eight assists and four steals. Right on her heels was Lyric Turner with 14 points, two rebounds and two assists. Dekeriya Patterson was in double digits with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists. 

Lady Indians defeat Palm Beach State 

In their second game of the week, the Lady Indians traveled to Palm Beach to take on the Palm Beach State Lady Panthers. Chipola handed the Lady Panthers a 75-52 loss. 

The Lady Indians won the first period 25-8.

In the second quarter, Chipola posted 14 points, while holding their opponent to 10 points. Going into the halftime break, the Lady Indians led 39-18.

Palm Beach edged by Chipola 18-17 in the third period. After three quarters of play, the Lady Indians led 56-36.

In the final quarter, Chipola outscored the Lady Panthers 19-16, securing the win.

Dekeriya Patterson led her team with 28 points, seven rebounds, one assist and three steals. Adding 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists, four steals and a block to her stats was Courtajia Sanders. Blessing Ejiofor duplicated Nesbitt from the previous game with a double-double of her own, garnishing 14 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocks. 

Chipola takes it to overtime in nail bitter over Broward

Chipola played their third road game of the week against the Broward College Lady Seahawks on Black Friday. The Lady Indians took a slim 92-90 win in overtime.

The visiting Lady Indians outscored their opponent 23-18 in the first quarter.  Broward squeaked by the Lady Indians 15-14 in the second period. At the halfway mark, Chipola led 37-33.

The Lady Indians took the third quarter 22-17. With one quarter remaining, Chipola led 59-50.

Broward won the final quarter 29-20 tying at game 79 and forcing overtime to declare the winner.

In the overtime period, Chipola edged by the Lady Seahawks 13-11. That was just what the Lady Indians needed to secure a win. 

Leading the Lady Indians with 31 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block was Courtajia Sanders. Blessing Ejiofor had 16 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and a block. Right behind her with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals was Valerie Nesbitt. Dekeriya Patterson had 14 points and two rebounds on the evening.

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