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2A boys basketball: AFA trails early, can't erase deficit

NAPLES — Admiral Farragut's season came to an end with a 57-43 loss at host Community School of Naples in the Class 2A region quarterfinals Thursday night.

Despite trailing by as many as 17 points in the first half, the Blue Jackets were down only six with 2:18 left. But that was a close as they would come as the Seahawks made eight consecutive free throws down the stretch.

"You have to make your free throws if you're going to advance in the state tournament," Community School coach Greg Donahue said.

The Blue Jackets, who dressed just seven players, couldn't find a way to slow Mitch Woods, who finished with 20 points.

The Seahawks led 14-9 after the first quarter but by the midway point of the second quarter had extended their lead to 28-11.

The 14-2 run was spurred by Woods, who scored eight unanswered points to start the quarter. Community School's defense held the Blue Jackets to just one field goal in the first five minutes of the quarter.

"I think they really took advantage of the opportunities we gave them in the second quarter, and we were fighting an uphill battle from that point on," Admiral Farragut coach Sylvio Brutus said. "When Woods went out of the game we made a little run, but that stretch made it tough on us."

Josh Burch, Chris Myrick and Chance Russell each had 10 points for the Blue Jackets.

2A boys basketball: AFA trails early, can't erase deficit 02/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2010 11:40pm]

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