#CFMBB FALLS TO CHIPOLA

#CFMBB FALLS TO CHIPOLA

OCALA—The College of Central Florida men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Chipola College on Friday night at Patriot Gym.

Chipola went on a 9-0 run to open up the game, but the Patriots settled in and came marching back to take a 17-14 in the early going. The Indians countered with a run of their own, shooting 56 percent from the field and knocking down nine three-pointers in the first half to take a 46-38 halftime lead. CF held Chipola to just one three-pointer in the second half, but the Indians held on to win it 93-86. With the loss, CF is now 6-1 on the season.

As a team, CF shot 51 percent from the field on the night and received 35 points from its bench, including a season-high 24 points from Jaron Williams. Sophomore Quenton Jackson (19 pts) and newcomer Angelo Johsnon (14 pts) rounded out the double-digit scoring attack, while Johnson also dished out a season-high eight assists.

CF will be back in action on Saturday when it hosts Indian River State College at 6 p.m. Prior to the game, Chipola and DME Academy will tipoff at 4 p.m.