Posts about Blake High School: Boys Basketball: 2009

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  • 4A-9 boys basketball: Pair leads Blake into final vs. Jesuit

    TAMPA — The Class 4A, District 9 tournament semifinals saw Jefferson give host Blake all it could handle — for about eight minutes. That was about as long as it took for Blake's dominant duo of Michael McFarland and George Taliaferro to get on track. Once they did, the two ...
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    Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 8:44 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Cotey's meanderings: Good morning, Laurie Beaty

    TEAM OF THE NIGHT The Newsome boys soccer team is headed to the region playoffs fo the first time after a perfect 19 minutes gave the Wolves all the goals they needed (thank you Matt Staggs, Armani Alicea and Harold Gussman) to beat Durant 3-1. RUNNERUP: The Gibbs boys basketball ...
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    Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 at 11:02 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • ACC, SEC schools like Blake point guard

    Blake point guard Andre Smith, one of the state’s best juniors, is receiving strong interest from a pair of programs from major conferences -- Clemson and Ole Miss. The Rebels, in particular, really like what they see, Blake coach Winston Davis said. “They started (showing interest) when he was a ...
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    Fri. Jan. 01, 2010 at 11:12 a.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Tampa Hoops: Top-notch final brewing sans local teams

    TAMPA — New Year’s fireworks will shoot off a bit early this year in Tampa.Jersey City (N.J.) St. Anthony, ranked No. 22 in the latest USA Today high school rankings, and Jacksonville Arlington Country Day won their semifinals at the Tampa Hoops Classic, setting up a highly anticipated championship matchup ...
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    Thu. Dec. 31, 2009 at 12:36 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Tampa Hoops Classic: Familiar struggles nearly trip Blake

    TAMPA — Holding a lead has been a struggle all season for Blake, according to coach Winston Davis. Against Cocoa in the Florida Elite Series on Monday, the Yellow Jackets again left Davis exasperated at his team's inability to finish off opponents. Ahead 58-42 with 31/2 minutes remaining, Blake nearly ...
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    Mon. Dec. 28, 2009 at 9:43 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Terps' speedy start can't be matched as they take City of Tampa Championship

    TAMPA — When Tampa Prep senior Jamal Cherry sank a 3-pointer on his first shot of the night to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career Wednesday, play wasn't halted to observe the milestone. Fact is, the Terrapins never slowed down for anything in the City of Tampa Championship final. ...
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    Wed. Dec. 23, 2009 at 8:51 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough changes pace to dominate; Bowie leads Tampa Prep past Plant

    TAMPA — Eleven games into Stephanie Crawford's tenure, any questions about her ability to direct a varsity boys team have dissipated. Now, Hillsborough's coach is working on shattering another preconceived notion — that the Terriers play only a frenetic tempo. Behind a methodical game plan that emphasized offensive patience and ...
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    Tue. Dec. 22, 2009 at 8:09 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Locals make FloridaHoops.com all-state teams

    Floridahoops.com, which as you probably could have guessed covers prep basketball, has named several local players to its preseason all-state boys basketball squad. They are: -Tyler Bergantino, C, Nature Coast: Third team 4A -Jay Bowie, F, Tampa Prep: Third team 2A -Jamal Cherry, G, Tampa Prep: HM 2A -Jordan Davis, ...
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    Wed. Dec. 09, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • Hillsborough boys basketball season preview

    There was no fast in Tampa Prep's fastbreak, and the lethargy was making Joe Fenlon livid. "That was an absolutely pathetic effort," the Terrapins' 26th-year coach yelled during this recent evening practice. A few more scalding observations were strung together as the players stood silently, panting and awaiting Fenlon's next ...
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    Sun. Nov. 22, 2009 at 4:02 p.m. | Joey Knight

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