Posts about Blake High School: Boys Basketball: 2009

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  • Blake basketball coach an inspiration to his players (with video)

    PLANT CITY — The game Winston Davis has been observing almost exclusively from his chair isn’t long for this world. Blake High’s 67-31 trouncing of Plant City has been expedited by a state rule requiring the clock to keep running when a team’s lead hits 35 points. As the final ...
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    Mon. Feb. 07, 2011 at 2:38 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Blake paces itself in win over Newsome

    TAMPA — For at least one game against a quality foe, veteran Blake coach Winston Davis wanted to see his team blend its physical attributes with one elusive virtue. Monday night, in the Yellow Jackets’ 19th contest, Davis got his wish. For the better part of 32 minutes against resurgent ...
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    Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 at 11:31 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • City of Tampa Championship: Blake wins title with coach in mind

    TAMPA — Their motivation Wednesday night transcended the trophy they would hoist, the citywide bragging rights they would earn, and the next-door private school they would conquer. For the Blake Yellow Jackets, capturing the eight-team City of Tampa Championship was all about their coach, the one who’s far more subdued ...
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    Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 at 12:19 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • City of Tampa Championship: Terps tested but find what works

    TAMPA — Just as the coach planned it, the Tampa Prep boys basketball team’s hectic exam schedule is coinciding with the holiday break. The Terrapins (8-0) passed their first significant test Tuesday, rebounding from a sloppy final stretch in the first half for a 46-40 victory against previously undefeated Chamberlain ...
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    Wed. Dec. 22, 2010 at 12:38 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • City of Tampa Championship: Chamberlain withstands test, rallies to go to 10-0

    TAMPA — They didn’t panic when their perfection was seriously challenged Monday afternoon. In their bid to remain undefeated, the Chamberlain Chiefs remained undaunted. They decided to man up on adversity, and Plant City’s dead-eye shooters. Today, Hillsborough County’s most surprising team is 10-0. Behind some air-tight perimeter defense and ...
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    Mon. Dec. 20, 2010 at 10:06 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough boys basketball preview

    For those of us on the prep sports beat, the mild temperatures arrived with a mild quandary: How do we awaken readers to the dawn of another basketball season with football playoffs in full swing? Our solution: Incorporate some March Madness into mid November, previewing the local boys teams in ...
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    Sun. Nov. 21, 2010 at 8:46 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Times' all-Suncoast boys basketball team

    All-Suncoast boys basketballPlayer of the yearJordan Davis, Sr., Sickles The most exhilarating of Sickles’ 29 victories this past season occurred in late December at Berkeley Prep, when the Gryphons rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 62-59 win.Sleek junior Rashawn Rembert scored the last of his 23 points with a ...
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    Sat. March 27, 2010 at 3:14 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough girls turn tables, Pinellas boys change their luck in all-star games

    TAMPA — The Hillsborough girls ended a six-year drought before the Pinellas boys halted a five-year skid in all-star basketball games between neighboring counties Friday night at Hillsborough Community College. "It's pretty awesome, especially since Hillsborough hasn't won it in six years," said Tampa Catholic's Sarah Brennan, who scored a ...
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    Fri. March 19, 2010 at 8:44 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 3-pointer at buzzer lifts West squad past East in Hillsborough all-star game

    TAMPA — The first 35 or so minutes of Thursday night's Hillsborough County senior all-star game at Tampa Prep was standard fare for such exhibitions, heavy on the fouls and freelancing. But it was the finish that made this one memorable. Capping an exhilarating second-half rally for his team, Hills­borough ...
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    Thu. March 11, 2010 at 8:14 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Blake star gets D-I offer

    Standout Blake point guard Andre Smith has earned offer No. 1, according to Yellow Jackets coach Winston Davis. It came from East Tennessee State, which has three locals on its roster -- Sheldon Cooley (Plant), Lukas Poderis (Ridgewood) and Adam Sollazzo (Armwood). The 5-foot-9 junior also has interest from Central ...
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    Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 at 6:46 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Recruiting: St. Petersburg guard Gabriel Moton views offers through academic lens

    Every now and then, someone asks St. Petersburg guard Gabriel Moton if he is related to the former Florida Gators basketball standout with the similar last name. The answer, Moton said, is "No." Despite that, a writer who apparently didn't notice the names aren't even spelled the same, reported last ...
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    Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 at 5:39 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • 4A boys basketball: Blake can't contain seasoned Lakewood

    photo gallery TAMPA — Blake coach Winston Davis said it came down to experience. Lakewood had it. His team didn't. The battle-tested Spartans turned up the intensity, then turned out the lights on the Yellow Jackets' season, riding its defense and red-hot LaDarius Barnes to a 79-66 win in the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 23, 2010 at 9:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Recruiting notebook: McFarland's football physique takes a back seat to basketball leanness for now

    Blake's Mike McFarland received a booklet in the mail from the Florida Gators, the team he inked with, shortly after national signing day. Fifty or so pages thick, it contained workout routines and diet suggestions. "They want me to put 10 to 15 pounds of solid muscle on before I ...
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    Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 at 3:55 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • 4A boys basketball: Smith's dramatic 3-pointer lifts Blake

    TAMPA — Blake point guard Andre Smith had fallen to the floor by the time the ball swished through, a shot he later would call the biggest of his life. Fortunately, his view hadn't been obscured. "I saw it go in," he said. Smith's 3-pointer with two seconds left capped ...
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    Thu. Feb. 18, 2010 at 8:38 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • 4A-9 boys basketball: Blake fends off Jesuit 52-49

    TAMPA — Physically, Saturday's Class 4A, District 9 final was one-sided. Blake had more speed on the perimeter and more size in the post than No. 3-seeded Jesuit, and periodically it exploited those advantages at will. But while the top-seeded Yellow Jackets seemed to outmatch the Tigers, they couldn't outmoxie ...
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    Sat. Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:34 p.m. | Joey Knight

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