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  • State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year

    State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year LAKELAND — St. Petersburg was trying to take the feel-good vibes from its first three playoff games and extrapolate them to unprecedented levels in Thursday’s Class 8A state semifinal against Oviedo Hagerty. The Green Devils, hoping to advance to the championship for the first time since 1935, watched as their ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: St. Petersburg in championship form earlier than expected

    State boys basketball: St. Petersburg in championship form earlier than expected ST. PETERSBURG — There seems to have been some misunderstanding regarding the St. Petersburg High boys basketball team’s timetable. The Green Devils were supposed to make a run at a state title next season, not this season. This season was supposed to be a write-off while St. Petersburg adjusted to ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 82, Oak Ridge 75

    ST. PETERSBURG – Darius Banks had 23 points but his defense is the reason St. Petersburg is headed to the Class 8A final four in Lakeland. The Green Devils needed a block from Banks and a 3-pointer from Travis Bianco stop Oak Ridge’s rally and defeat the Pioneers 82-75 in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. | Corey Long

  • Boys basketball notebook: East Bay savors long-awaited return to region finals

    The East Bay players converged at midcourt to celebrate. They jumped and shouted, and when they finally started to disperse, they hugged each other. With a 61-55 victory against Freedom, the Indians secured a spot in the Class 7A region finals for the first time since 1968, ending an extensive ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 51, Wharton 33

    TAMPA — St. Petersburg suffered its worst loss of the season against Wharton, a 41-point beatdown in December. Tuesday night, the Green Devils returned the favor. Sparked by a strong effort on the boards and an aggressive defense, and helped by a cold-shooting bunch of Wildcats, St. Petersburg kept its ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 9:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 53, Newsome 46

    LITHIA — It was a game of runs in Thursday’s Class 8A region quarterfinal between Newsome and St. Petersburg, one that saw six lead changes and seven ties in the first half. Then Newsome went on its own 7-0 run to start the third quarter with a 10-point lead, and ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District boys basketball: Sarasota Riverview 76, St. Petersburg 62

    The visiting Green Devils’ three-year district title streak came to an end with a loss to the host Rams in the 8A-8 final. St. Petersburg (18-8) trailed 55-53 in the fourth quarter and missed two free throws with a chance to tie it. Riverview responded by going on a 12-0 ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: St. Petersburg picks up pace

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg trailed just once, 5-3 in the first quarter in dominating Manatee 78-55 in a Class 8A-8 semifinal Wednesday. The Green Devils played an up-tempo pace, and seemed to do their best in transition. Their size and ability to handle to ball well on offense got ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Boys basketball: St. Petersburg 78, Lakewood 73

    ST. PETERBURG — The neighboring rivalry between St. Petersburg and Lakewood is often characterized by ebbs and flows in what usually are close contests. Early on, the Green Devils had control, building a double-digit through most of the second quarter and going into halftime with a 47-34 lead. Then St. Petersburg ...
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    Thu. Jan. 15, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Berkeley Prep, Wharton reach Northeast final

    ST. PETERSBURG — Fans of offensive prowess will have plenty to feast on in tonight’s Northeast Christmas Invitational final. Combining bursts of offensive brilliance with some impressive shutdown defense in the fourth quarter, Berkeley Prep eased away for a 70-58 victory over Lakewood, while Wharton simply ran over St. Petersburg ...
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    Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 at 10:47 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin, Largo's Donavan Hale each make all-state teams

    St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin and Largo's Donavan Hale were each named to the all-state basketball teams this week. Griffin, a 6-foot-5 guard, was a Class 8A first-team selection. The Louisiana Tech recruit averaged 22 points as a senior and scored 32 in a region final overtime loss to eventual state ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 1:11 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

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