Late collapse leads to loss for Lady Indians

-A A +A
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.

If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Chiefland Citizen, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Chiefland Citizen and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:

Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

Chiefland Citizen | circulation@chieflandcitizen.com | 352-493-4796
624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday