MARIANNA, Fla. (January 9, 2019) – In another battle of top ten nationally-ranked teams, No. 10 Chipola College knocked off No. 8 Tallahassee Community College, 86-82, on Wednesday evening.
Tallahassee (18-2), also ranked No. 3 in Region 8, is now 0-2 in Panhandle Conference play after opening the season with 18 straight victories.
Tallahassee had control early on, leading 17-10, but the host Indians closed the first quarter on an 11-4 run to force a 21-21 tie.
Chipola led by as many as seven in the second quarter and carried a 42-37 lead to the locker room.
A 12-2 run over the first two minutes of the third gave Tallahassee a 49-44 lead only to watch Chipola regain the momentum. A 19-7 spurt led to a 67-59 lead for the Indians through three quarters.
Down nine with 2:29 remaining, Tallahassee pulled within four but could get no closer.
Tallahassee will return to action next Wednesday when it hosts Northwest Florida State College at 5:30 p.m.