Northwest Florida sweeps Chipola, takes first place in conference

NICEVILLE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - It's early, but the basketball teams at Northwest Florida assume the lead in the Panahandle Conference.

Both Raiders teams beat Chipola Saturday night in their first of three meetings.

The top ranked Lady Raiders (17-0, 3-0) held a steady lead throughout, winning 63-56 behind Awa Trasi's 15 point/9 rebound performance and 14 points apiece from Shania Meertens and CeCe Mayo.

The men's team (17-2, 3-0) went up double digits ten minutes into the first half and never looked back, backed by Eric Vila's 24 point/12 rebound double-double and 23 points from Javion Hamlet.

Highlights are attached above.