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3A-10 district basketball: Tampa Catholic, St. Petersburg Catholic earn rematch

TAMPA — Tampa Catholic and St. Petersburg Catholic will once again meet to decide the Class 3A-10 district champion.

The top-seeded Crusaders made easy work of Berkeley Prep on Thursday in a 62-30 rout. Tampa Catholic jumped out to a quick 21-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back to earn its 19th straight victory.

"It's difficult to play a team for a third time and I wanted to see the girls rebound, run and shoot the ball, and they did that," Tampa Catholic coach Nancy Kroll said.

The Crusaders (22-4) had three players in double figures with senior Meghan Keough leading the way with 17 points, including four 3-pointers. Kai Jones had added 13 points, while Micah Kroll had 10.

The Buccaneers (3-16) were led by a game-high 23 points from Carey Salzer.

In the first semifinal, SPC (19-6) defeated a game Academy of the Holy Names (14-7) team 54-45. Juniors Brittney Dunbar and Annie Artise led the way for the Barons with 23 and 18 points.

A 16-5 third-quarter run helped the Barons ice the game after leading by just three at the half.

It will be the seventh meeting between Tampa Catholic and SPC in the past two years.

The Crusaders defeated the Barons by one point in last year's district final, and again in the regional semifinals. The teams split this year's the season series.

"It will obviously be a very competitive game and rematch," Kroll said.

3A-10 district basketball: Tampa Catholic, St. Petersburg Catholic earn rematch 02/03/11 [Last modified: Thursday, February 3, 2011 11:54pm]
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