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  • Boys basketball: Seminole tops Lakewood at Bright House Invitational

    CLEARWATER — Making its only appearance of the Bright House Invitational, Lakewood put on a show Friday. But only for one half. Seminole fell behind 16 points in that first half but rallied for a dramatic 53-46 victory over the Spartans. Marco Behori scored 11 of his 20 points in ...
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    Fri. Dec. 19, 2014 at 10:51 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys basketball: Orlando Liberty Christian 77, Lakewood 70 (with video)

    Boys basketball: Orlando Liberty Christian 77, Lakewood 70 (with video) ST. PETERSBURG — From the moment Orlando Liberty Christian Prep's Tacko Fall ducked his head to emerge from the locker room, he was the main attraction. Cameras flashed and jaws dropped Tuesday as fans followed the big man's every elongated step. Fall, a 7-foot-6 forward who is the nation's tallest ...
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    Tue. Dec. 09, 2014 at 11:56 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: A tall task on tap for Lakewood

    Boys basketball: A tall task on tap for Lakewood Tacko Fall seems to unravel upward until he reaches his full height and his head is somewhere in the vicinity of any normal room’s ceiling. Fall, who plays for Orlando Liberty Christian Prep, is simply a very, very tall person at 7 foot, 6 inches, the tallest player in high ...
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    Mon. Dec. 08, 2014 at 7:29 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs 58, Lakewood 50

    ST. PETERSBURG — After excruciating losses to neighboring rival Lakewood in the district final and region semifinals last season, Gibbs waited nine months to exact revenge. Relying on a suffocating defense and timely outside shooting, the Gladiators got it in Tuesday’s 58-50 win, grabbing an early edge in the Class ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top

    HomeTeam boys hoops 25: Gibbs debuts at the top 1. Gibbs (2-0): No bay area team displays as much defensive tenacity as the Gladiators. They allowed a combined 59 points in wins against Northeast and Pinellas Park last week. Despite losing guard Daniel Davis, who transferred to Tarpon Springs, Gibbs still has depth. Barry Brown, a Kansas State commit, ...
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    Mon. Nov. 24, 2014 at 3:08 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • The Court Report: Basketball milestones and more

    The Court Report: Basketball milestones and more Wednesday's stars Marco Behori, Seminole: The senior guard had 37 points, including four 3-pointers, in a 72-64 overtime loss to Tarpon Springs. Juwan Durham, Tampa Prep: The four-star recruit scored a team-high 27 points and 10 rebounds in the Terrapins' 76-29 season-opening victory over Dunedin. Hannah Kriston, Mitchell: The sharpshooter ...
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    Thu. Nov. 20, 2014 at 8:57 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 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

  • St. Petersburg beats Lakewood in preseason boys basketball

    Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. and St. Petersburg's Pro Wells took to social media to engage in some friendly banter before their matchup in Thursday's preseason game. Lawrence Jr.,, who signed with Miami earlier this week, did most of his damage in the first half and finished with 34 points, six ...
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    Fri. Nov. 14, 2014 at 9:34 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. signs with Miami

    Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. signs with Miami Through AAU tournaments and high school games, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. has coached his son, Anthony Lawrence Jr. since he was 3. So it was understandable the elder Lawrence became emotional watching his son ofiicially end the recruiting process by signing with Miami. During a ceremony in the school's ...
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    Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 at 11:18 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Kevon Woods, Terrell Burney both leave St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg's Kevon Woods has transferred to Lakewood, Spartans basketball coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. confirmed. Woods, a 6-foot-5 guard, gives Lakewood an additional scorer to pair with Anthony Lawrence Jr., a Miami commit and the Spartans' top returning player. "I'd heard Kevon wanted to come here since the season ended," ...
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    Wed. June 25, 2014 at 1:21 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

  • Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. commits to Miami

    Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. commits to Miami Lakewood guard Anthony Lawrence Jr. committed to Miami after taking an unofficial visit to the school Monday. The Lawrence family already had strong ties with the Hurricanes. Lawrence Jr.’s father, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence Sr., played for Miami from 1991-93. Lawrence Jr.’s uncle, Pat, also was a Hurricane from 1991-94. ...
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    Mon. March 24, 2014 at 5:48 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 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

  • Basketball: Pinellas sweeps Hillsborough in All-Stars competition

    TAMPA — When Largo’s Brandon Jones picked up basketball three years ago, he didn’t think his brief hoops career would ever include a night like Friday. Jones showed his transformation from a two-way football player to a basketball standout, earning MVP honors after leading Pinellas County to a 118-112 win ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Basketball: Pinellas girls and boys PCAC teams named

    Pinellas boys and girls basketball coaches met on Tuesday at Boca Ciega to vote on PCAC north and south teams. Here are the results: Boys coach of the year: Jerry Woodka, Tarpon Springs Girls coach of the year: Tamika Coley, St. Petersburg Girls South county First team: Meagan Thomas (Dixie ...
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    Wed. March 05, 2014 at 9:42 a.m. | Rodney Page

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