Region boys basketball: Pinellas roundup



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Thu. February 16, 2012 | Bob Putnam | Email

Boys region basketball
5A, Jesuit 85, Boca Ciega 66:
At Tampa, junior 3-point specialist Jack Fleming scored a career-best 29 points while low-post classmate Travis Johnson recorded a double double (21 points, 12 rebounds) in the Tigers’ romp. Jesuit (26-1), which led 26-14 after one quarter, scored 12 of its first 14 points from behind the arc, where Fleming finished 5-for-7. Dallas Moore’s 28 points led the Pirates (13-14).

3A, St. Petersburg Catholic 66, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 61 (OT): The visiting Barons exploded in overtime, scoring 18 points to pull away. Ryan Green came up with the play that ignited SPC in overtime, stealing and dunking in traffic. Green finished with a team-high 27 points, including 11-of-15 from the line.

3A, Shorecrest 101, Bradenton Chr. 97 (OT): The host Chargers escaped after letting a 17-point third-quarter lead evaporate, watching as Bradenton Christian hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot to force overtime. Shorecrest got up quickly in overtime. Ricky Quiroz and Luke Blume combined for seven 3-pointers for the Chargers.

2A, Southwest Florida Christian 86, Keswick Christian 59:  The Crusaders got off to a slow start on offense and were unable to catch up.

HomeTeam Hotshots
Standout performances from Thursday night

Ryan Green, St. Petersburg Catholic: Using his quickness to drive to the basket, Green drew fouls with ease, scoring a game-high 27, 11 on free throws, against Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.

Justin Hollis, Seminole: Scored a team-high 21, including five 3-pointers, to lead Warhawks over Chamberlain in first boys basketball playoff victory.

Jeremy Mogged, East Lake: Led Eagles with 25 points and accounted for six of his team’s nine 3-pointers against Wharton.

Devann Owens, St. Petersburg: A week after hitting the winner in the district final, Owens scored 13, including two 3-pointers in win over Wiregrass Ranch.

Ricky Quiroz, Shorecrest: Was one of five Chargers who reached double figures in scoring and had a team-high 23 points, nine on free throws, against Bradenton Christian.

Justin Kremer, Osceola: Junior pitcher gave up just two hits and two walks in a 1-0 win over Tarpon Springs to put the Warriors in the Lee Byers Invitational final.


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