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  • 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

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs pulls off improbable comeback vs. Lakewood (with video)

    ST. PETERSBURG — The mood was grim along the Gibbs’ bench through most of the first half Tuesday night at Eckerd. There were turnovers, missed shots and a lackadaisical defensive effort. Even worse, two of the Gladiators’ best players, Barry Brown and Sajon Ford, were sidelined with foul trouble and ...
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    Tue. Jan. 07, 2014 at 11:30 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday 1. Palm Harbor University (12-0): Biggest test to date will come next week at the Queen of Palms tournament in Fort Myers. Hurricanes are in a tough bracket that starts with Lakewood Ranch. 2. St. Petersburg (12-1): The lone loss came against PHU on ...
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    Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs sinks Lakewood late

    ST. PETERSBURG — Barry Brown’s statistical line in the box score was full of good numbers with 13 points to go along with six assists and four steals. But the Gibbs guard knew the best stat was the three of four free throws he converted. None were bigger than the ...
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    Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 at 11:13 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Berkeley withstands test from Lakewood (with video)

    Boys basketball: Berkeley withstands test from Lakewood (with video) ST. PETERSBURG — After winning each of its first four games by more than 32 points, Berkeley Prep got what it coveted since the season began: a test. On Tuesday, the Buccaneers traveled to play Lakewood, a team that boasts three players who either signed with or will commit to ...
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    Tue. Dec. 03, 2013 at 11:26 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sweet 16: Bay area boys basketball players to watch

    Sweet 16: Bay area boys basketball players to watch Competition for the best boys basketball player in Tampa Bay is stiff this season. And truthfully, you could probably make a really good argument for a handful, from Tampa to St. Petersburg to Largo to Gibsonton. After all, we love the silkiness of Tampa Catholic’s Chivarsky Corbett’s game, the floor ...
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    Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:33 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Lakewood's Anthony Lawrence Jr. decommits from UCF

    Lakewood guard Anthony Lawrence Jr. said he has decommitted from Central Florida and will open up his recruitment. The decision comes less than a month after the 6-foot-7 junior announced that he planned to become a Knight. “It’s nothing against UCF,” Lawrence Jr. said. “That’s still my No. 1 school. ...
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    Tue. Nov. 19, 2013 at 6:27 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Lakewood's Boykins, Clark share emotional signing day ceremony

    Before Anthony Lawrence Sr. became the boys basketball coach at Lakewood, he was in charge of an AAU team that included current Spartans Jacobi Boykins and Michael Clark. Lawrence was with Boykins and Clark through countless practices and tournaments across the country. So it was understandable Lawrence was emotional as ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 4:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Lakewood's Clark chooses Saint Francis

    Lakewood’s Michael Clark has committed to play basketball at Saint Francis (Pa.). He is the third Spartans player to make his college decision this offseason. Clark, a senior who transferred from Boca Ciega in April, averaged more than 20 points for the Pirates last season before injuring his ankle a ...
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    Tue. Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:33 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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