Women's Basketball falls to defending national champs Chipola

Women's Basketball falls to defending national champs Chipola

MELBOURNE--The College of Central Florida women's basketball team dropped a tough 66-54 contest to defending national champion Chipola College on Saturday afternoon in the Eastern Florida tournament.

Thais Oliveira led the way for the Patriots (8-4) with 21 points.

"She played great and was the bright spot," CF coach Tommy Jones said. "She gave us everything. Unfortunately, she didn't have much help.

"We came away 0-2 over the weekend and hopefully we learned something. I wasn't very happy with the effort. We've got to keep working and get better." 

The Lady Patriots will regroup and head back on the road this weekend as they take part in the Miami Dade Tournament Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12. CF will take on the host, Miami Dade, on Friday at 7:30 p.m., followed by North Central Missouri College on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.