OCALA—The College of Central Florida women's basketball team dropped a tough on at home to NJCAA No. 7/ FCSAA No. 4 Chipola College on Monday night at Patriot gym.
The Lady Patriots went into the half down 42-34, but cut the Lady Indians' lead to five entering the fourth quarter. Costly turnovers and missed opportunities at the line hurt CF down the stretch as Chipola went on to win 87-73.
As a team, CF shot over 55 percent from the field and held the Indians to just 37 percent, but Chipola was able to cash in 38 points off 29 Patriot turnovers to secure the win.
Freshman forward Desiree Mack finished in double figures for the fifth consecutive game, scoring a team-high 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Freshman point guard Haylie Holloway also had a career night, finishing with 11 points, while N'Mya Pierce added 12 points for her fifth double-digit performance of the year.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: The CF men's basketball team will host a two-day, Thanksgiving shootout November 23-24. Schedule is as follows: (Friday, Nov. 23) Indian River State College vs DME Academy at 6 p.m.; CF vs Chipola College at 8 p.m. (Saturday, Nov. 24) Chipola vs. DME Academy at 4 p.m.; CF vs Indian River at 6 p.m. Admission is just $3 for each game at the door.