For the second straight season, Calvary Christian won a tight game, 57-56, against Kissimmee New Dimensions in the Class 2A region quarterfinals.
Last season, Calvary had to rally in regulation and won in double overtime. On Thursday night, the Warriors had the lead and held on as New Dimensions missed a shot at the buzzer.
"It was big for us to win a playoff game on the road again," Calvary Christian coach Mark Carter said.
The Warriors led by as many as 10 points in the third quarter and withstood a rally. Stephen Brown hit two free throws to make it 57-53 with 30 seconds left.
Kyle Wiedinger led Calvary Christian with 20 points. Alex Govan hit four 3-pointers, and Tyler Daniel scored three 3-pointers for the Warriors.
Bob Putnam, Times staff writer