Paschal leads Chipley past Port St. Joe

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 09:11 AM.

The first period was played with a frenetically choppy style, the teams combining for 15 turnovers – Port St. Joe would turn the ball over 22 times in the game – and as many missed shots.

In an omen of things to come, the Lady Tiger Sharks in particular had issues, missing a slew of easy chances, including seven shots in the lane in the first 7 minutes.

“We usually make those shots,” said Port St. Joe coach Kenny Parker. “We were a bit tight in the beginning.”

Early in the second quarter Paschal paced an 8-0 run that pushed the Chipley lead to 26-15, scoring twice inside and assisting on the other two buckets in the run.

The Lady Tiger Sharks pulled off an 8-0 run in response, but Chipley scored the final five points of the half and were up 31-23 at intermission.

Paschal ignited a 9-0 run in the opening minutes of the third quarter, scoring the last five points, including a three-point play, and the Lady Tigers were up 40-25.

Port St. Joe clawed back and had a chance to close the gap to 10-points with 3:41 left, but could not convert and Chipley streaked to six-straight points minutes later and closed the quarter up 50-33.

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