Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

2A-11 basketball semifinals: Keswick Chr., Northside Chr. on to final

ST. PETERSBURG — Keswick Christian closed the fourth quarter with an 11-2 run to hold off Shorecrest Prep 36-27 in their District 2A-11 semifinal Friday.

Related News/Archive

The Crusaders closed the third quarter with consecutive 3-pointers from Cassie Foster and Tori Hale to take a 25-20 lead into the fourth. Shorecrest (10-11) quickly tied the game at 25 but Keswick got back-to-back baskets from Sarah Trill to take a 29-25 lead it would not relinquish.

Shorecrest's Jasmine Cohen led all scorers with 17 points, but could manage only three in the second half. Foster led the Crusaders with 12 while Trill and Hale added 10 apiece.

Keswick (13-12) will play top seed Northside Christian in the final tonight after the Mustangs defeated St. Stephen's 53-26 in the second semifinal. The Mustangs got out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and continued to build on it.

"It's district time so all the coaches are going to play us a little tougher and show us something different," coach D.J. Jackson said.

Amy Spath scored a game-high 16 for the Mustangs and freshman Jessica Logemann added 13 as eight players scored for Northside (18-7).

The Mustangs have defeated Keswick twice this season but Jackson believes the Crusaders will be live underdogs with the district title on the line in their gym.

"I have a great respect for Coach King and all the district titles she's won," Jackson said. "Her record speaks for itself and we will have to be ready to play."

Keswick Christian36
Shorecrest27

2A-11 basketball semifinals: Keswick Chr., Northside Chr. on to final 02/06/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 8:10am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Longest home run at Trop and Erasmo Ramirez's pitching doom Rays (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Kevin Kiermaier returned. The problem was, so did Erasmo Ramirez.

    Seattle Mariners first baseman Yonder Alonso (10) scores on the double by Seattle Mariners designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  2. Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It didn't take CF Kevin Kiermaier long to make his presence felt during his return Friday to the Rays lineup. Kiermaier pretended to have Mariners DH Nelson Cruz's first-inning line drive lined up even as the ball went past him to his right and to the wall.

    Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier (39) flies out in the first inning of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    6:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    This is a 2017 photo of Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  4. Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.

    And its members were disappointed.

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is thrown for a 1-yard loss as he is stopped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) JVS102
  5. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.