Class 2A, district 11 Northside Christian, Shorecrest prevail
Northside Christian and Shorecrest Prep each won in impressive fashion Friday night in their respective semifinals and will meet in today's 7 p.m. championship game at Sarasota Out-of-Door.
Northside, the top seed, ousted Admiral Farragut 51-25; second-seeded Shorecrest beat Out-of-Door 42-33.
Northside (21-5) got 16 points each from Kayla Walton and Heather Percival. AFA played tough early, but the Mustangs nonetheless built a 33-12 halftime lead.
"Our strength is our offensive rebounding," Northside coach D.J. Jackson said. "We were able to get rebounds and putbacks on a lot of missed shots."
Shorecrest (15-9) will be playing for its first district title in two decades, coach Dave Swanson said. The Chargers were led Friday by Jasmine Cohen (15 points) and Becky Davis (12).
"They're very excited to have the opportunity to be in the district final," Swanson said.
Northside and Shorecrest split the regular-season series.
Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer