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It was a case of too much big guy for the Chiefland High boys basketball team in its game last Friday night at Dixie County High.
Junior center Tevin Henderson was a one-man wrecking crew, leading the Bears to a 69-60 victory over the Indians.
Dixie improved to 4-2 overall and 2-2 in Class 3A District 5 play. Chiefland fell to 4-3 overall and 1-2 in district action.
Henderson practically did it all for the Bears, as the shorter Indians had trouble containing him.
The big man had 23 points, 17 rebounds and four blocks. Most of Henderson's shots were follows of teammates'misses.
"We didn't do a good job at all boxing out,"said Indian coach Mark Lundy. "We couldn't find him. We just let him roam."
Dixie guard Jimmy Hartsfield also crashed the boards hard, finishing with 10 caroms.
Keeping Chiefland in the game was freshman guard Eugene Carter, who dazzled with 21 points.
"Pee Wee did a great job," complimented Lundy of Carter.
A cold-shooting second quarter put Chiefland in a hole it could never crawl out of.
Carter completed a three-point play to give the Indians a 12-11 lead after one quarter. But the Indians could not find the range in the second quarter. Hartsfield had seven points and Henderson six as the Bears outscored the Indians 18-6 in the second session.
Dixie led 29-18 at the half.
Forward Tommy Sheffield also scored double figures with 10 points.
Chiefland has two big district games this week. The Indians played at Williston Tuesday and are at Newberry on Friday.
CHIEFLAND 59, INTERLACHEN 44 –The Indians used big first and fourth quarters to wrap up this non-district road win on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Forward Steven Davis led a well-balanced Indian attack with 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Guard Marquis Jackson also finished with 13 points. Delmar Dial had 10 and Travis Donald nine.
Chiefland built an 11-3 lead after one quarter. Entering the fourth quarter, the Indians still held an eight-point lead. They outscored Interlachen 14-5 in the final session to seal the win.
UNION COUNTY 49, CHIEFLAND 42 – The Indians had trouble defending another big man, Frank Caldwell, as the visiting Tigers rode away with this non-district decision on Tuesday, Dec. 4.