Chipley takes a tumble in semifinal
Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 01:20 PM.
By JASON SHOOT
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LAKELAND — A lot of ‘what-ifs’ will be circulating around Chipley today.
A day after three players were suspended for a violation of team rules, the Chipley boys basketball team was blown out by Hamilton County in an 85-48 loss in the Class 1A state semifinals at The Lakeland Center on Wednesday.
The Tigers, who had ambitions of winning a second state championship in a three-year span, finished the season 22-3. Hamilton County (21-8) will face Malone in the state title game today at 11:05 a.m. CST.
The suspension of three players, including leading scorer Trent Forrest, handcuffed the Tigers against a very good Hamilton County squad that dominated the contest from start to finish. Chipley missed 12 of 14 shots in the first quarter, and the Trojans ended the period on a 17-1 run to take a 21-6 lead into the second quarter.
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