Deyton Albury cans 22 in season opener

As of Thursday, November 3, 2022


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#DEYTON Albury was a role player for the Chipola College men’s basketball programme as a freshman, but began his sophomore campaign.

#Albury posted a collegiate career high with 22 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and two steals for Chipola in their season opening 84-75 win over the Coastal Alabama North Eagles at the Milton H. Johnson Center in Marianna, Florida.

#Chipola trailed 39-31 at the half, but Albury was instrumental in a 13-4 run to help Chipola regain the lead. His pair of free throws gave his team a 44-43 lead with 16:42 left to play.

#Chiploa head coach Donnie Tyndall highlighted Albury’s performance when touting the resilience of his team. “I was proud of our guys for showing some grit and toughness and finding a way to win when things weren’t necessarily going our way,” he said. “We continued to drive the ball late and not settle for jump shots and Deyton had some very timely offensive rebounds… We had a fantastic crowd, and quite honestly, probably don’t win the game tonight without them. So again I want to give a very sincere thank you to our fans.”

#Chipola continues their schedule this weekend with a back-to-back against Southwest Mississippi Community College on Friday and Polk State College on Saturday.

#Albury will be joined by a second Bahamian on the Chipola roster this season – Paul Greene.

#Greene transferred to Chipola following his first season of college basketball with the Three Rivers Community College Raiders. He was named NJCAA All-Region XVI Second Team after he averaged 7.9 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 29 appearances on 42 percent shooting from the field. The former St George’s Jaguar also played at the prep level in Canada with J Addison Prep and was nominated as a BioSteel All-Canadian.

#As a freshman, Albury averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game in 33 appearances.

#Chipola advanced to the national tournament with a 73-64 win over Indian River State College Saturday night to win the FCSAA State Title.

#Chipola has captured the State Championship and advanced to the NJCAA Final Four in the last two seasons. “In addition to the opening night game against Coastal Alabama, we have seven home games in the month of November, including three weekends of tournament play against quality competition.” Tyndall said.

#“With only four returning players this season, we have put together a challenging schedule that should be very exciting for our fans. I believe this nonconference schedule will get us prepared for Panhandle Conference play which, in my opinion, will be the most balanced it’s been in quite some time.”

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