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  • For the Lawrences and the Browns, basketball and friendship run deep

    For the Lawrences and the Browns, basketball and friendship run deep ST. PETERSBURG — They became friends at Lakewood High School more than 25 years ago, a bond born through basketball. Barry Brown and Anthony Lawrence remained close, even as they continued playing miles away in college (Brown at Jacksonville, Lawrence at Miami) and continents apart as professionals (Brown in Israel, ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 3:07 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs perfect in preseason after beating St. Petersburg

    After having just three days of practice with a full team, Gibbs coach Larry Murphy was curious to see how well his players would perform in the preseason. Defensively, there was little concern. The Gladiators applied the pressure, which led to turnovers and points in transition, to beat St. Petersburg ...
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    Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 at 10:58 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs' Barry Brown, Sajon Ford each sign

    Gibbs' Barry Brown, Sajon Ford each sign Gibbs’ Barry Brown and Sajon Ford sat at tables in the school’s auditorium on Wednesday. With a pair of unwavering hands, Brown and Ford each took a pen and signed their national letters of intent to play basketball at Kansas State and Northeastern, respectively. The Gladiators are the only Pinellas ...
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    Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 at 7:20 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs' Sajon Ford commits to Northeastern

    Gibbs' Sajon Ford announced via Twitter that he has committed to Northeastern. Ford, a 6-foot-11 power forward, picked the Huskies over nine schools, including Auburn, Butler and Virginia Tech. He will join his older brother, Quincy, a former Gladiator standout who is a starter for Northeastern. "I liked everything," Sajon ...
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    Wed. Sept. 17, 2014 at 10:21 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs' Barry Brown commits to Kansas State

    Gibbs guard Barry Brown announced on Twitter that he has committed to Kansas State. Brown's decision comes a week after he narrowed his college choices to four schools and set up official visits for next month. He was  supposed to visit Kansas State on Sept. 17. "I already knew in ...
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    Wed. Aug. 27, 2014 at 10:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Gibbs' Daniel Davis transfers to Tarpon Springs

    Gibbs guard Daniel Davis has transferred to Tarpon Springs, Gladiators boys basketball coach Larry Murphy said. Davis, a senior, battled through injuries last season to average 11.3 points and 4.7 assists per game. Davis' younger brother, Donald, a 6-foot-3 junior who played JV last season, will also be playing for ...
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    Wed. June 25, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Four locals on 5A all-state teams

    Four area athletes were among the state’s top 15 boys basketball players in Class 5A. Lakewood senior Jacobi Boykins earned first-team all-state honors by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops, the groups announced Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-4 Louisiana Tech recruit took the Spartans to the state title ...
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    Tue. April 08, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams

    Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams Girls Player of the year: SG Meagan Thomas, Sr., Dixie Hollins Why we picked her: How could we not? Thomas ended her four-year career at Dixie Hollins as the school’s best-ever player. She scored a total of 2,385 points, including 657 this year. Even though she is 5 feet 7, Thomas ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Michael Clark breaks through for Lakewood

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Clark has been unable to decipher his role for Lakewood this season after transferring over from Boca Ciega. Tuesday night, he finally found the answer: Right underneath the basket. The senior cleaned up after his teammates time after time in a Class 5A region semifinal against ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes

    Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes His defense was superlative. His offense was timely. His relief filled the gymnasium. Looking down at his right hand, which hadn’t dribbled and shot and defended at full speed in more than a month — and had been out of a cast for only three days — Gibbs High School ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit

    Region basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit TAMPA — When guard Shaquille Speights broke his right hand in January, he thought his season was over. And some felt the same about Gibbs’ state championship hopes. But Thursday night, Speights made his return and, like the Gladiators, is far from done. Riding a strong defensive effort in the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District boys basketball: Lakewood tops Gibbs for 5A-10 title

    ST. PETERSBURG — Over the course of a two-hour slugfest, Anthony Lawrence Jr. had done everything he could for Lakewood. He hit layups, turnaround jumpers and 3-pointers. He rebounded and defended. About the only thing he couldn’t do, at least early in Friday’s Class 5A, District 10 championship game against ...
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    Sat. Feb. 08, 2014 at 12:06 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys district basketball: Top seeds Lakewood, Gibbs to meet in 5A-10

    As expected, Lakewood and Gibbs, the top two seeds, both advanced with convincing wins in the semifinals. The Spartans beat Bradenton Bayshore 80-56 as Anthony Lawrence Jr. and Jacobi Boykins each had more than 20 points. The Gladiators beat Bradenton Southeast 73-43. Gibbs had four players score in double figures: ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 12:53 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: St. Petersburg knocks off Gibbs

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg showed its resiliency by following a devastating loss to a rival with an impressive victory for another. The Green Devils beat Gibbs 69-46 Friday and were never truly threatened. The win comes after St. Petersburg lost in overtime to Lakewood on Tuesday. “The guys were ...
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    Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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