OCALA—College of Central Florida women's basketball team dropped a close one on the road at Florida SouthWestern State College on Wednesday evening.
The Lady Patriots went into the half down six points and closed the gap to within two after three quarters of play. The Bucs outscored CF 27-24 in the fourth quarter to solidify a 70-65 over the Patriots.
Shambria Washington led the CF offense with 19 points, while Shakarri Mack added 11. Kierra Patrick led the Lady Patriots on the boards with eight rebounds. Washington and Marcella Lamark dos Santos each grabbed six rebounds.
CF will kick off conference play with a doubleheader on January 13 against Daytona State College. Women will tipoff at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m.