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Fri. February 3, 2012 | Times Staff

Girls district basketball
5A-12, Lakewood 49, Bradenton Southeast 44:
Alexis Ungro scored 24 points and Shineice  Beamon added 12 to lead the Spartans. Since losing to Palm Harbor University in the final regular-season game, Lakewood has won three straight and will host a region quarterfinal Thursday. “It was a total team effort,” Spartans coach Necole Tunsil said. “It was everybody. Ungro got the points, but (Kasey) Drayton had a lot of blocks, (Jacquette) Green played good defense and Beamon was big on the boards.” Lakewood improves to 16-10.

8A-8, North Port 54, East Lake 47: The Eagles’ hope of a district championship fell just short. East Lake started slowly and trailed by 14 at halftime and 17 at the end of the third quarter. A 26-point fourth quarter still wasn’t enough. As she did in Wednesday’s upset over Palm Harbor U., Emily Dine led the Eagles with 17 points. Amber Jennings added 11.

6A-10,  Tarpon Springs 32, Mitchell 26: Mitchell took a three-point lead on  a three-point play by Emily Morales with four minutes to go, but she fouled out moments later after scoring seven. Tarpon Springs pulled away thanks to 15 points from Zoe Lekakis.

2A-9, Sarasota Christian 61, Canterbury 38: Sarasota Christian jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead and never looked back. The one bright spot for the Crusaders was Emily Winesett, who scored 32 points.

Boys region soccer
4A, Seminole 6, Clearwater 1:
Sticking to its season-long pattern, Seminole started slowly and finished with a bang. The Warhawks only led 2-1 at halftime, but poured on four goals in the second half to secure the win. For the second straight game, Yann Cerf scored three goals to lead Seminole. Garrett Bocon, Shane Butler and Gerard Corning each scored a goal. “The wind was a big factor,” Seminole coach Rick Masi said. “We did a really good job of handling the wind in the second half. And Clearwater played very well. That team never quit.” In two region games, Seminole has outscored opponents 13-1. Masi said the Warhawks will host Naples Gulf Coast on Tuesday night.

2A, Berkeley Prep 3, Clearwater Central Catholic 1: Senior Justin Vogel, junior Tyler Sacone and sophomore Daniel Felman each scored goals to propel Berkeley Prep (17-7-2) to the win. CCC’s lone goal came on a Buccaneers own goal.

A, Tampa Prep 3, Indian Rocks Christian 1: IRC was able to match Tampa Prep in scoring opportunities with each team getting seven shots on goal. But the Terrapins were able to make the most of them, scoring two pivotal goals in the second half. Caleb Holman scored the Golden Eagles’ only goal.

District wrestling
Perennial district champions Gulf and Northside Christian were derailed by Clearwater Central Catholic in Friday night’s championship tournament at Indian Rocks Christian.

Northside Christian, the defending A-10 champion, finished third. The Mustangs weighed in only 12 competitors, but all advanced with a top-four finish individually.

Three champions came from the Northside Christian stable. Kamen Wilmington (113), Tyler Mayer (138) and Taylor Andres (220) won district crowns.  

District wrestling
Class 2A, District 10:
Dixie Hollins won its fourth district title in the past five seasons, beating Osceola 239.5-144. The Rebels, who had the title wrapped up during the consolation bouts, qualified all 14 wrestlers for next week’s region meet and had 11 advance to the finals, seven of whom were champions.

The district winners for Dixie Hollins were Jared Wolfenbarger (106 pounds), David Schultz (113), Dana Harrington (132), Tyler Halisky (138), Aaron Mengel (152), Brandon Bell (170) and Andre Matthews (285).

“It was a good day for us,” Rebels coach Nick Spataro said. “We wanted to win and qualify all 14 guys and were able to do both.”
The Warriors had three champions: Mycoll Scott (126), Jordan Harriott (160) and Craig O’Neal (182).

Largo, which finished fourth with 122 points, Jared Ballew (120), Derrick Doss (195) and David Vogeney (220).

HomeTeam Hotshots
Standout performances from Friday night
Dana Harrington, Dixie Hollins: The 132-pounder recorded either a pin or technical fall in each bout to win his weight class and help the Rebels claim their fourth district team title in the past five seasons.

Gary Simon, Gibbs: Scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Gladiators to their first conference title in 23 years.

Aja Jenkins, Clearwater: Jenkins was huge underneath for the Tornadoes, scoring 21 points, almost half her team’s points in a 43-36 win over St. Petersburg.

Yann Cerf, Seminole: Cerf scored three goals against Clearwater, the second straight game he has had a hat trick.

Compiled by staff writers Bob Putnam and Rodney Page.  Standout performance? Milestone achievement? Coaches are asked to call 1-800-333-7505, ext. 8123 no later than 11 each night to ensure their team is included in our roundup of memorable performances.


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