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Wed. December 5, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Girls basketball
Mitchell 39, River Ridge 34:
The Mustangs pulled away with a 14-point fourth quarter to topple River Ridge (4-4). Mitchell (3-3) used 10 free throws and strong nights from Kim Knudsen (10 points) and Ashley Lewis (12) to hold on for a close rivalry win. Standout sophomore Leah Ford scored 14 in River Ridge’s defeat.

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Rico Kerney, Wiregrass Ranch:
The scoring machine exploded for 32 of his team’s 96 points in a 96-87 win over Steinbrenner.

Jordan Dong, Mitchell: The senior guard sank 10 free throws and led the Mustangs with 19 points in a rivalry win over River Ridge.

John Childs, River Ridge: The D-I recruit tallied another double double (26 points, 15 rebounds) for an improved Royal Knights team.

Ethan Haslam, Academy at the Lakes: The sophomore guard scored a team-high 16 to lead his team to a 66-52 win over Citrus Park Christian.

Alicia Artley, Fivay: The post player continued a strong junior season, nearly outscoring Hudson by herself with 27 points in the Falcons’ 64-29 victory.

Tweet (and finish) of the night
Gulf High School  (@gulfhighschool): Our boys basketball team missed a shot at the buzzer and lost to Ridgewood tonight, 53-51.

Tampa Prep triumphs
Tuesday wasn’t a good night for Bishop McLaughlin against Tampa Prep. The Hurricanes lost both soccer matches and both basketball games against the Terps. Despite a combined 17 saves from goalkeepers Shanon Teicher and John Cummings, Bishop’s soccer teams were shut out by a combined score of 12-0.

The Hurricanes’ basketball teams combined to score 35 in two blowout losses. Bishop’s boys team fell to the defending state champ, 69-17, and the girls were defeated 46-18.

By the numbers
3 Consecutive games in double figures for Wiregrass Ranch guard Chris Parra, who scored 18 Tuesday
4 Players with at least nine points for Ridgewood’s boys basketball team in a 53-51 win over Gulf: Adam Ibrahim (13 points), Brandon Green (10), Tristan Ficarro (nine) and Brandon Ware (nine)
17 Points from Gulf’s Keshaun Peters in a loss to the Rams
38 Percent of Hudson’s scoring that came from Rebeca Marshall. She had 11 of her team’s 29 points in a loss to Fivay


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