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Late collapse leads to loss for Lady Indians

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By Claude Lewis

The Chiefland High girls varsity basketball team hung with visiting Fort White for a half on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

In fact, the CHS gals only trailed by a point at intermission.

But the Lady Indians from Columbia County broke away in the second half en route to a 52-28 cruise over the local Lady Indians.

Chiefland fell to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in Class 3A District 5.

It was an uphill struggle in the first quarter, as Chiefland fell behind 5-0 and trailed 7-4 after the first eight minutes.

But Chiefland outscored Fort White in the second quarter to keep its chances of winning very much alive.

Amye Grieves banked in a 3-pointer at the start of the second quarter to tie the score at 7-7. Kayelynn Allen hit a jumper to tie the game at 9-9.

Fort White crept out to a 13-9 edge, but Grieves went to the bank again for another trey to close it to 13-12. A basket by Tina Russell gave Chiefland its only lead at 14-13. Fort White scored two baskets in the final minute of the second quarter to take a 17-14 lead into halftime.

Fort White came out and scored nine straight points to start the third quarter, going up 26-14.


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