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2A boys basketball: Shorecrest's run over but statement will echo

ST. PETERSBURG — If one had said in December that Shorecrest would be hosting a game for a chance to compete in the region finals, many would have scoffed. While Community School of Naples ended the incredible ride with a 58-36 thrashing, the fact that Shorecrest had changed the landscape of basketball in Pinellas County was clear.

"I never would have thought I'd be standing here talking about us playing in the region playoffs," said sophomore guard Ricky Quiroz, who led the Chargers with 15 points. "I'll remember this experience the rest of my life. But it's just something we can build on and carry over into next year."

Playing in front of a standing room-only crowd, the Chargers gave fans something to cheer about when sophomore guard Luke Blume nailed a deep 3-pointer for the first basket. The Seahawks would take a 14-7 lead but the Chargers battled back to a 16-16 tie before 6-foot-4 forward Kent Coyne drained a 3 at the buzzer to put CSN on top to stay.

Coyne, who led CSN with 24 points, and Dan Fleming (eight) combined for 11 of the Seahawks' 13 points in the third quarter.

"It was just tough to get shots off against (Coyne and 6-foot-4 forward Mitch Woods)," Quiroz said. "They just stayed on me and Luke tight and didn't let us do much of anything."

Blume, who scored 25 in the region quarterfinal, was held to a season-low five. Shorecrest (16-11) shot 4-of-21 from beyond the 3-point line.

2A boys basketball: Shorecrest's run over but statement will echo 02/23/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 11:38pm]
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