Posts about Wesley Chapel High School: Girls Basketball: 2009

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  • Times' all-Suncoast girls basketball team

    All-Suncoast girls basketballPlayer of the yearJerica Coley, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic Jerica Coley is at her best when the ball is in her hands. The St. Petersburg Catholic guard provides instant fun with her wizardry. Her first step is so quick she often leaves defenders frozen as she shakes and ...
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    Sat. March 27, 2010 at 3:14 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 4A girls basketball: Wesley Chapel falls in region final a third straight year

    OCALA — Shantel Houston emerged from the locker room looking disgusted. There were no tears, just a pair of fiery eyes searching for the prey that had just made its slippery escape. Houston, Wesley Chapel's lone senior, also happens to be the one player in program history to play in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 20, 2010 at 8:02 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • 4A girls basketball: Wesley Chapel contains Gulf

    NEW PORT RICHEY — The road map to the region final is neatly tucked away in his brain. Ask Karim Nohra to describe his master plan for conquering girls basketball and he'll kindly tell you. He makes the triangle-and-2 and his newly installed high-post offense sound simple. Basically, that's how ...
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    Tue. Feb. 16, 2010 at 8:16 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Gulf, Wesley Chapel know what they are facing in region semifinal

    NEW PORT RICHEY — There was a great back-and-forth recently between Mike Quarto and Karim Nohra. The coaches of Gulf and Wesley Chapel, respectively, yelled at each other during the course of play in what turned out to be a 47-42 win for the Wildcats. Mainly, they dissected each other's ...
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    Mon. Feb. 15, 2010 at 6:49 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Morning Meanderings: Good morning, Tamika Coley

    Guess who's back, back again Meanderings are back, tell a friend Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back... TEAM OF THE NIGHT Ever cover a basketball game and afterwards, while looking up stuff, discover the team ...
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    Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 10:51 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • 4A girls basketball: Houston carries load for short-handed Wesley Chapel

    LECANTO — With only three players on its bench and three freshmen in the starting lineup, Wesley Chapel found a way to hurdle Lecanto in Thursday's Class 4A region quarterfinal. The Wildcats stumbled a few times but found a firm grip in the second half on their way to a ...
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    Thu. Feb. 11, 2010 at 8:52 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A-7 girls basketball: Gulf uses fast start to hold off Wesley Chapel

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Outpacing Wesley Chapel 20-6 in the first quarter proved to be the deciding factor in Gulf's 57-46, 4A-7 district championship win Saturday."We executed really well in the first quarter," Gulf coach Mike Quarto said. "I liked our defense in the first quarter, but like I said, ...
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    Sat. Feb. 06, 2010 at 8:05 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 4A-7 girls basketball: Gulf, Wesley Chapel hardly challenged on way to final

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Wesley Chapel and Gulf, who split their season series 1-1, won their 4A-7 district semifinals Friday. Wesley Chapel overcame Mitchell 50-32 before Gulf dismantled Hudson 63-13. "They know what we want to do, we know what they want to do," Gulf coach Mike Quarto said of ...
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    Fri. Feb. 05, 2010 at 8:28 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Cotey's meanderings: Good morning, Laurie Beaty

    TEAM OF THE NIGHT The Newsome boys soccer team is headed to the region playoffs fo the first time after a perfect 19 minutes gave the Wolves all the goals they needed (thank you Matt Staggs, Armani Alicea and Harold Gussman) to beat Durant 3-1. RUNNERUP: The Gibbs boys basketball ...
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    Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 at 11:02 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Cotey's Meanderings: Good morning, Paige Lombard

    TEAMS OF THE NIGHT Hey, I'll admit it, same old same old, but for tonight's district finals, can you get any better than Palm Harbor University-Countryside, River Ridge-Land O'Lakes and East Lake-Seminole for district final showdowns? All six teams were winners Thursday, outscoring those who would seek to upend the ...
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    Fri. Jan. 22, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Girls basketball: Wesley Chapel without top scorer, rebounder

    Karim Nohra was taken back by the timing of the news. The Wesley Chapel coach learned earlier this week senior guard Shantel Houston would miss three games, two of them district matchups. Houston told Nohra the United States Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut had sent her a plane ticket to ...
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    Thu. Jan. 21, 2010 at 3:18 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Cotey's Meanderings: Good morning, Christian Parra (*UPDATED*)

    Mango tea, trying to formulate a prediction on the Guy Toph winner (leaning toward Maurice Hagens), checking the boxscores. TEAM OF THE NIGHT Berkeley Prep isn't as explosive or loaded as in years past, but the Bucs' reliance on balance and defense is yeilding some of the same results, like ...
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    Wed. Jan. 20, 2010 at 9:12 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Wildcats girls rely on fighting spirit to put away Bucs

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Karim Nohra emerged from the visiting locker room with sweat still beading on his head. "Round Two goes to Wesley Chapel," the Wildcats' coach said with a hint of exhaustion. The reference was to Friday night's emotional 47-42 win against rival Gulf. The Buccaneers won the first ...
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    Fri. Jan. 15, 2010 at 8:43 p.m. | Izzy Gould

  • Cotey's Meanderings: Good morning, Charlie Brooks and Co.

    Is it almost lunchtime? I think so. Better get to my morning paper: STARS O' THE NIGHT 1. Shantel Houston had 19 points, and Andrea Maguer added 13 as Wesley Chapel girls basketball won again. The Wildcats are 12-1 and haven't lost since Dec. 3. I'm betting they don't lose ...
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    Thu. Jan. 14, 2010 at 11:58 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • North Suncoast: The week ahead

    Some of the can't-miss events on the North Suncoast: Boys basketball, Nature Coast (11-1) at Wiregrass Ranch (10-5), 7:30 tonight: This marks a huge Class 4A, District 8 battle. The Sharks have been dominant with stars Tyler Bergantino and Adam Smith in the frontcourt. The Bulls will counter with Eric ...
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    Mon. Jan. 11, 2010 at 5:59 p.m. | Izzy Gould

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