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  • All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball

    All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball Boys player  of the year Quincy Ford, Sr., F, Gibbs Opponents have learned not to challenge Quincy Ford. Ford, a 6-foot-8 forward, forms a veritable wall as the Gladiators’ last line of defense. The few times opponents dare to enter the lane, they are greeted by long arms that usually ...
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    Sat. April 02, 2011 at 1:48 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Basketball: Bogie's Taylor shines with 36 in all-star game; Hillsborough boys win in a rout

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas-Hillsborough County girls game took on a playoff atmosphere at Eckerd College on Friday as the contest went into overtime for the first time in its 12-year history. In the end, Boca Ciega's Tamara Taylor scored four of her game-high 36 in the second overtime as ...
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    Fri. March 18, 2011 at 9:06 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • 4A region basketball: Lakewood 57, Jefferson 54

    4A region basketball: Lakewood 57, Jefferson 54 ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood coach Necole Tunsil didn’t take last year’s region playoff loss to Jefferson well. “I took it personal,” she said. And so did the rest of the Spartans, which made Tuesday’s 57-54 Class 4A region quarterfinal victory in the rematch that much sweeter. After a summer and ...
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    Tue. Feb. 15, 2011 at 11:57 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 4A region basketball: Jefferson 70, Lakewood Ranch 38

    TAMPA — A week Jefferson coach Jim Baxter deemed "miserable" seemed to be reaching a disheartening culmination Thursday. Both of his point guard's ankles were throbbing. So was Lakewood Ranch's momentum."I was in a lot of pain," senior Laurie' Beaty said.Then, almost inexplicably, Beaty's limp — and her team's listlessness ...
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    Thu. Feb. 10, 2011 at 8:02 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 4A-9 district basketball: Jefferson 76, Spoto 47

    4A-9 district basketball: Jefferson 76, Spoto 47 TAMPA —For two quarters, Spoto gave Jefferson all it could handle. Though the Spartans took a 28-27 lead into the half, the Dragons (26-1) came roaring back in the third quarter and captured the Class 4A, District 9 championship with a 76-47 victory Saturday night. In a disastrous third quarter, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 05, 2011 at 11:30 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • 4A-9 district basketball: Spoto 64, Steinbrenner 56; Jefferson 59, Strawberry Crest 21

    TAMPA — Spoto, paced by Chelsea White's 22 points, earned a berth in the Class 4A, District 9 championship with a 64-56 victory over Steinbrenner.White opened Friday's game on fire, hitting three of her game-high four 3-pointers in the first quarter, while scoring 18 in the first half. Steinbrenner (15-7) ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 9:22 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Girls Basketball: Jefferson's Wilson reaches 1,000-point mark

    Jefferson forward Shayla Wilson scored her 1,000th career point in last week's 59-54 win over Plant, Dragons coach Jim Baxter said Thursday. Wilson, a 6-foot-1 junior, is averaging a team-high 14.1 points and 10.1 rebounds a game for the Dragons (18-1). She's the second member of Jefferson's starting five to join ...
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    Thu. Jan. 13, 2011 at 10:19 a.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Girls basketball: Jefferson holds off Plant 59-54

    TAMPA — With this being his first season, Jefferson coach Jim Baxter didn't know how big of a rivalry Plant-Jefferson is. According to Baxter, supporters always tell him they hope his Dragons win. But Thursday, it seemed like there were more than normal. "Everyone was coming up to me saying ...
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    Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 at 9:42 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Best of the Hillsborough girls hoops season so far

    Best of the Hillsborough girls hoops season so far With the girls basketball season in Hillsborough County in full swing, we take a look at the top teams and players with just more than three weeks until district tournaments open. Midseason all-county team G Bre Crum, Sickles, So.: County’s leading scorer has six 30-point games, and is averaging 5.9 ...
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    Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 at 5:21 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Girls basketball: Jefferson 74, Sickles 61 OT

    TAMPA — Over the past five days, Jefferson and Sickles have gotten to know each other very well.And after the Dragons handed them their second loss in less than a week on Wednesday night, the Gryphons have likely seen enough.In a battle between two of Hills­borough County's top teams, Jefferson ...
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    Wed. Dec. 01, 2010 at 9:46 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Girls basketball: Jefferson 74, Tampa Catholic 63

    TAMPA — Jefferson started inside and finished outside.The Dragons pounded Tampa Catholic down low with high-percentage baskets in the first half then knocked down outside shots in the second half.It proved too much for the Crusaders as the Dragons easily won 74-63 in the final of the Craig Keeler Memorial ...
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    Sat. Nov. 27, 2010 at 9:52 p.m. | Todd Foley

  • Jefferson girls hand new coach victory in debut

    TAMPA — Jim Baxter is new to the Hillsborough County girls basketball scene, so he really didn’t know how big Tuesday’s season opener was for his team. In practice the Jefferson coach has concentrated on making his team better, but the Dragons’ regular-season debut at Tampa Bay Tech would give ...
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    Tue. Nov. 16, 2010 at 11:18 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Hillsborough girls basketball preview

    Teams to watchJeffersonThe Dragons return four starters from last season's Class 4A state semifinal team. Replacing point guard Jade Givens will be difficult, and players will have to get used to new coach Jim Baxter. But Jefferson has the most talented team in the county.SicklesThe heart of the Gryphons' lineup ...
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    Sun. Nov. 14, 2010 at 4:49 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Jefferson hires new girls basketball coach

    Jefferson hires new girls basketball coach Jefferson has hired Bethune-Cookman assistant coach Jim Baxter to be its new girls basketball coach, athletic director Bob Morgan, said Thursday. Baxter inherits a Dragons team that has established itself as one of the bay area’s elite girls basketball programs under former coach Tom Mosca, who left the position in ...
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    Thu. Sept. 02, 2010 at 2:59 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Jefferson girls hoops coach Mosca departing for college job

    Jefferson girls basketball coach Tom Mosca, who turned the Dragons program around and guided Jefferson to its first state tournament berth in school history, has resigned to return to college coaching, taking an assistant job at the Air Force Academy. Jefferson athletic director Bob Morgan confirmed the move Thursday. Mosca ...
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    Thu. June 24, 2010 at 3:17 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

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