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2A-11 district basketball: Shorecrest 52, Admiral Farragut 51

ST. PETERSBURG — The Shorecrest gym was scheduled for demolition next week. Luke Blume, Elias Chaconas and Luke Nunnelly wanted one more chance to play on their home floor. After getting handled by host Admiral Farragut in their first two meetings this season, the Chargers got a late free throw by Nunnelly to pull off a 52-51 upset in the Class 2A, District 11 championship Saturday.

"They planned to start tearing it down on Monday," Chargers coach Daryl Blume said. "Now they'll have to wait until at least next Friday." They will host a region quarterfinal Thursday.

The teams traded the lead in the fourth quarter before Chaconas hit Nick Nunnelly with an alley-oop pass to go ahead 45-44. Two more baskets put the Chargers up 49-44 before Chance Russell knocked down consecutive treys to give AFA a 50-49 lead.

Alvin Cunningham was fouled with under a minute to go and made one of two free throws to put the Blue Jackets up 51-49. Chaconas made two free throws for the Chargers to tie. AFA tried to run a play but turned the ball over and Luke Nunnelly was fouled with 0.5 seconds left. He calmly sank the first free throw and missed the second to win.

"They have dominated this district for such a long time," Blume said. "Now we have gotten the last two."

Chaconas led the Chargers with 21 points and four assists. Cunningham was the only Blue Jackets player in double figures with 19 points.


Region quarterfinals

Games at 7 p.m. Thursday

5A: Northeast at Clearwater

5A: Tarpon Springs at Gibbs

2A: Calvary Chr. at TBD

2A: Farragut at Naples

Community School

2A: Saint John Neumann

at Shorecrest

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