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2A region basketball: Admiral Farragut comes up short to Community School

NAPLES — A controversial call helped send Admiral Farragut home with a 48-43 loss to Community School of Naples in Tuesday's Class 2A region semifinal.

Blue Jackets junior guard Mo Brown was called for a carry in the backcourt with seven seconds left in the game and his team trailing 46-43.

Brown then fouled out when he fouled CSN's Mitch Woods on the ensuing play. Woods knocked down both free throws.

"He dribbles like that for four quarters," Blue Jackets coach L. Shannon Graves said. "The ref made the call. It didn't cost us the game. We were tentative in the first half and didn't take advantage (of our size advantage) down low."

Admiral Farragut (16-10) took a 31-30 lead early in the fourth quarter when junior Josh Burch got a layup after a steal.

The Blue Jackets never regained that lead, however, as CSN senior guard Matt Greenberg knocked down two key 3-pointers and the Seahawks (23-4) made 10 free throws in the final five minutes.

"Greenberg hit some big shots," Seahawks coach Greg Donahue said. "We made some of our free throws. We made them at the very end and that's what mattered."

Brown knocked down an NBA range 3-pointer to make the score 44-41 with 30 seconds left.

Patrick LeBranch's putback with 11.3 seconds left trimmed the Seahawks' lead to 45-43 but the Blue Jackets never got any closer.

"They hit enough of their free throws," Graves said. "CSN played a good game. They beat us."

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