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  • Girls basketball: Land O'Lakes turns up offense in second half

    LAND O'LAKES — The teams were ranked second and third in 5A-8, and people in the stands said they expected a close game. For the first half, it seemed they were right. That changed when host Land O’Lakes broke away in the third quarter to defeat River Ridge 52-33 and ...
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    Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Four North Suncoast girls honored by FACA

    Four North Suncoast girls basketball players have been honored by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. Bishop McLaughlin freshman Brielle Downing was named the Class 3A, District 10 player of the year. As a freshman, she set new school records in scoring, scoring average, 3-pointers, free throw percentage and assists. She ...
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    Thu. Feb. 07, 2013 at 1:46 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Girls district basketball roundup: River Ridge comes out firing, stuns top seed

    TRINITY — River Ridge upset top seed Tarpon Springs 46-35 Wednesday then host Mitchell avoided a Land O’Lakes challenge to win 42-32 in the other 6A-10 semifinal. The upstart Royal Knights (15-10) will play Mitchell to decide the district title Friday night at 7. Both teams are playoff-bound thanks to ...
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    Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 at 10:33 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls basketball: Depth gives Royal Knights edge vs. Gators

    LAND O’LAKES — Holding Leah Ford to one field goal would have been a sure way to secure victory against River Ridge earlier this season. But Ford, who averages nearly 20 points, is getting a lot more help these days. Teammates Kayle Stark and Jaylnn Hoolihan scored in double figures ...
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    Tue. Jan. 08, 2013 at 10:24 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Basketball: North Suncoast boys & girls super 7

    Records through Wednesday Boys 1. Nature Coast (8-1): Rohan Blackwood and the Sharks bounced back from a rough loss to Wiregrass Ranch with a 46-24 win over Eustis. 2. Wiregrass Ranch (4-2): The Bulls have slipped since a win over NCT, falling to strong Hillsborough County teams Chamberlain and Freedom. ...
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    Thu. Dec. 13, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Basketball: North Suncoast boys and girls super 7

    North Suncoast basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday Boys 1. Wiregrass Ranch (4-0): Rico Kerney and the Bulls have won convincingly (a rout of River Ridge) and won close games (a 65-63 victory over Nature Coast). Wiregrass’ high-powered offense will be hard to stop all season. 2. Nature Coast (5-1): ...
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    Thu. Dec. 06, 2012 at 12:51 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Girls district basketball: Mitchell defense toughens up

    NEW PORT RICHEY — When River Ridge beat Mitchell last month, the Royal Knights had 19 points in the paint from Vashoula Kostogiannes to earn a three-point victory. With a trip to regionals at stake, the Mustangs’ defense refused to be bullied. Mitchell’s defense stifled the Royal Knights on Wednesday ...
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    Wed. Feb. 01, 2012 at 10:59 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Girls basketball: Big fourth carries Pasco past Land O'Lakes

    LAND O'LAKES — Plagued by foul trouble and frustrated by Land O'Lakes' smothering defense Wednesday night, unbeaten Pasco could not get its up-tempo offense going.Until the fourth quarter, that is.Trailing 34-28, the Pirates reeled off 12 straight points to take their first lead of the Sunshine Athletic Conference battle en ...
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    Wed. Dec. 14, 2011 at 9:03 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Girls basketball preview

    Stories to watchWill Wiregrass Ranch rebound? The Bulls are under new leadership after a recruiting scandal forced out former coach Greg Finkel. New coach John Gant will look to Kelly McCaffrey (already more than 1,000 career points) and Logan Seoane to help Wiregrass recover in Class 7A.What's next at Academy ...
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    Sun. Nov. 13, 2011 at 4:55 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Phyllis Crain named new Land O'Lakes girls basketball coach

    Phyllis Crain has been hired to take over as the girls basketball coach at Land O'Lakes, according to athletic director Karen Coss. Crain replaces Laurie Tyszko, who spent one season as coach and led the Gators to a 24-3 record, a district title and their first region final.  Crain, formerly ...
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    Thu. June 09, 2011 at 2:29 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Land O'Lakes PG Shanel Sweet signing with Queens University of Charlotte

    Shanel Sweet, the 2010-11 St. Petersburg Times' North Suncoast girls basketball player of the year, will sign today with Queens University of Charlotte the senior point guard told the Times today. Sweet went on an official visit to the Royals' Charlotte, N.C., campus on March 25 and came away having ...
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    Wed. April 13, 2011 at 12:11 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • 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 Players of the Year: Who you got?

    On one of our live chats at the state basketball tournament, a conversation broke out: Tamara Taylor or Meghan Keough or Amber Henson. The debate over who should be the Times' All-Suncoast Girls Basketball Player of the Year was lively, informative, and even at times a bit testy. But mostly, ...
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    Mon. March 07, 2011 at 1:43 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 4A region basketball: Leesburg 61, Land O'Lakes 49

    LAND O'LAKES — An explosive third quarter from Leesburg coupled with sickness-induced fatigue ended Land O'Lakes' postseason Saturday night as the Gators fell 61-49 in the Class 4A region finals."The third quarter has been big for us all year," Leesburg coach Mark Oates said. "We should have exploded in the ...
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    Sat. Feb. 19, 2011 at 7:59 p.m. | Chris Wagenheim

  • Blogumn: Who's going to state?

    Some thoughts and stuff from the world of girls basketball: 1. Welcome. I'll say it -- Lakewood's Tianah Alvarado arrived last night. The 6-foot sophomore has been hyped for years (going back to middle school), and she dropped 22 on Jefferson after scoring 31 in the opening round of the ...
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    Wed. Feb. 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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