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Tue. December 18, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Notable turnaround
Gulf’s boys basketball team struggled in its last two matchups against Hudson — a 25-point loss to the Cobras last season and a 12-point loss in November. But the Buccaneers showed signs of improvement Tuesday under first-year coach Travis Priddy, earning a 65-59 victory. Derrick Procter was a key contributor with 17 points, and John DeWolfe hit a pair of 3-pointers. Gulf improved to 4-7, with two heartbreaking losses against Fivay and Ridgewood by three combined points. Patrick Roulette led Hudson with 23 points, and Zack Peterson added 16.

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Drew Driscoll, Anclote:
Senior guard scored 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter in the Sharks’ 71-66 win over Ridgewood

Allahon Marbra, Pasco: Standout guard led the Pirates with 21 points in a 58-32 win over Fivay

Jeff Velasquez, Hernando: Senior guard drained a school record eight 3-pointers in the Leopards’ 78-48 victory over South Sumter

Joey Nickerson, Gulf: The Bucs’ leading scorer continued a strong junior season with a game-high 28 points in a victory over Hudson

By the numbers
3 Players in double figures for Pasco’s girls basketball team: Marbra (21), Brianca Roberts (19) and Ashley Webster (12)
13 Points scored by Fivay junior Alicia Artley in a loss to Pasco. That’s seven below her team-leading average
47 Combined points (of their team’s 66-point total) for Ridgewood senior guards Tristan Ficarro and Adam Ibrahim
77 Points racked up by Gulf’s girls basketball team in a 42-point win over Hudson. That’s the most the Buccaneers have scored in a game all season

Did you know?
Wiregrass Ranch’s girls soccer team is having a standout season, especially on defense. The Bulls’ 8-0 win over Fivay was their eighth shutout of the season.


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