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  • State boys basketball: Lakewood moves on to Class 5A final (with video)

    State boys basketball: Lakewood moves on to Class 5A final (with video) LAKELAND — Lakewood’s Mike Clark cupped the ball with both hands as he rose into the air from the lane, soaring above the court even though he saw danger ahead. Standing in the way was Gainesville Eastside’s Thomas Lundy. The brazen Clark just soared higher and over the reach of ...
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    Fri. Feb. 28, 2014 at 1:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Roles of father, coach a delicate balance for Lakewood’s Lawrence

    Roles of father, coach a delicate balance for Lakewood’s Lawrence ST. PETERSBURG — Following the biggest game of his coaching career, Lakewood High School’s Anthony Lawrence Sr. made a calculated move, holding back any thought of hopping onto the court into the joyous arms of his son, star guard Anthony Lawrence Jr. Instead, they waited until after the bus ride ...
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    Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for Feb. 15-21

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Jill McElderry, Fivay Sport: Softball Skinny: The senior made the Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast first team the past two years. She’s started her final season strong, throwing 24 strikeouts and giving up ...
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    Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Region boys basketball: Boykins boosts Lakewood to state

    Region boys basketball: Boykins boosts Lakewood to state CAPE CORAL — Every high school basketball player wants his senior season to end in Lakeland. Lakewood’s Jacobi Boykins, however, felt that desire a little more than most. Fifteen months removed from a car accident that fractured two vertebrae and cost him his entire junior year, the 6-foot-5 guard helped ...
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    Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 10:35 p.m. | Dan Deluca

  • 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

  • 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: Lakewood routs Robinson

    ST. PETERSBURG — A 15-1 second-quarter run put Lakewood up by 18, and it cruised from there, beating Robinson 85-59 in a Class 5A region quarterfinal. “There’s not too many teams that have the size we have,” Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence said. Robinson experienced that as 6-foot-4 Jacobi Boykins and ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:02 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • 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: Lakewood benefits from tough slate of games

    Boys basketball: Lakewood benefits from tough slate of games ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence Sr. designed a schedule that yielded few easy nights to prepare his team — loaded with Division I recruits — for the possibility of a deep postseason run. But Lakewood found out quickly that being good — and recognizable — can be a ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 4:14 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo tops Lakewood for PCAC crown

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a good night for Largo with one minor exception. The Packers’ newly won PCAC trophy broke while the team took pictures with it. All coach Phil Price could do was shake his head and smile. “We’ll fix it I guess,” Price said. “It’s about the ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Corey Long

  • Boys basketball: ‘Dangerous’ Lakewood doesn’t lose focus in OT

    ST. PETERSBURG — With the clock winding down in regulation, St. Petersburg’s Terrell Burney heaved a shot from near mid-court. The ball bounced off the rim and backboard before rattling in for a buzzer-beating, tying shot against neighboring rival Lakewood. This was a familiar scene for the Spartans. Last year, ...
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    Tue. Jan. 21, 2014 at 11:52 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday Girls 1. St. Petersburg (15-4): Chapter 2 of the St. Petersburg vs. Palm Harbor University saga went to the Green Devils, so the teams switch positions this week. That could change next week when they meet in the PCAC final. 2. Palm Harbor University ...
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    Thu. Jan. 16, 2014 at 2:44 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Lakewood’s 3s, defense help beat Boca Ciega

    ST. PETERSBURG — Crisp play and a significant size advantage helped Lakewood cruise past Boca Ciega, 75-59, Friday night at Eckerd College. Bogie (7-9, 1-4) won three of its previous four coming in while Lakewood (5-8, 3-1) had lost three of its previous four. But the Spartans looked sharp Friday, ...
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    Fri. Jan. 10, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Tuesday Girls 1. Palm Harbor University (16-2): Hurricanes picked up their first two losses over the break after they were elevated to the top bracket of the Queen of Palms tournament in Fort Myers. They bounced back with a win over Sarasota Riverview on Tuesday ...
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    Wed. Jan. 08, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

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