OCALA-- College of Central Florida women's basketball team opened up the 2017-18 season on the road against East Georgia State College at the Santa Fe Tipoff Classic Friday evening.
CF outscored East Georgia 22-17 in the fourth quarter to send the season opener into overtime. The Lady Patriots would eventually fall 78-74.
Returner Shambria Washington scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the loss. Marcella Lamark dos Santos recorded the first double-double of the season with 19 points and 11 rebounds and newcomer N'Mya Pierce added 14 points in her first game as a Patriot.
CF will be back in action on Friday for their home opener against Northwest Florida State at 5:30 p.m.