Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

5A-11 girls basketball: Seminole wins in overtime to reach final vs. coasting Clearwater

TARPON SPRINGS — The last time Seminole faced Clearwater, the Warhawks were able to challenge the Tornadoes for three full quarters before falling by 17.

Seminole will get another chance when the teams meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the Class 5A, District 11 championship game. But the Warhawks will have to play a lot better than they did in their semifinal victory Wednesday.

In an overtime game featuring missed shots, missed free throws and a bounty of turnovers, No. 3 seed Seminole got past No. 2 seed East Lake 47-46.

How did Seminole coach Hollie Nelsen describe the outcome?

"Ugly comes to mind," she said.

"We could not move our feet tonight," Nelsen added. "Our defense was very slow. It was one of the games you're excited you won, but wish it would have felt different."

Seminole (10-9) led East Lake (10-16) 24-18 at the half, but the Eagles outscored the Warhawks 25-19 in the second half to force the tie. In overtime, Alex Colon hit two free throws to give East Lake a 46-45 lead. Twenty seconds later, Seminole's Laurie Thornton grabbed an offensive rebound and scored the eventual winning bucket.

Allie Egger and Katie Gibbons led the Warhawks with eight points apiece, while Marlyce Meredith scored 14 for the Eagles and Colon and Alex Rawls both added 12.

In the other semifinal, Clearwater (20-6) defeated Tarpon Springs 56-12 with a continuous clock running in the third quarter. Tyra Bolden led Clearwater with 14 points, Latrel Kirkland had 11 and Victoria Cecil 10. The Spongers (6-15), led by Jenna Booth's six points, committed 30 turnovers.

Seminole47
East Lake46

5A-11 girls basketball: Seminole wins in overtime to reach final vs. coasting Clearwater 02/03/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 11:53pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays blow lead in ninth, lose in 10 to Rangers (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Rays manager Kevin Cash liked the way Alex Cobb was competing Friday night. He liked the way the hard contact made by the Rangers batters went away after the second or third inning. So as the game headed toward the ninth, there was no doubt in Cash's mind that sending Cobb back to the mound was …

    Rays starter Alex Cobb can hardly believe what just happened as he leaves the game in the ninth after allowing a leadoff double then a tying two-run homer to the Rangers’ Shin-Soo Choo.
  2. Rays journal: Steven Souza Jr. gets extra day off to let hip heal

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RF Steven Souza Jr. ran in rightfield before batting practice under the watchful gaze of the Rays training staff and manager Kevin Cash. Afterward, Souza told Cash he could use one more day of rest before playing on the left hip he strained Wednesday in Oakland.

    Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Brad Miller (13) gets a hug from right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) after his solo home run in the fourth inning of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Friday, July 21, 2017.
  3. Rays vs. Rangers, 7:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Rangers

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: FS1; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

  4. Roger Mooney's takeaways from Friday's Rays-Rangers game

    The Heater

    Looks like LF Corey Dickerson is coming out of his funk at the plate — .186 average in past 16 games entering Friday. He had two hits Wednesday in Oakland and three hits Friday against the Rangers. Okay, one was an infield hit that bounced high in front of the plate, but the other was a long home run to …

  5. History shows Ole Miss upheaval tough to overcome

    College

    After Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday, with the opener six weeks away, offensive line coach Matt Luke is being thrown into an interim head coaching position. He will try to save a season that already had been scarred by a self-imposed bowl ban for NCAA violations.

    After coach Jim Tressel resigned, Ohio State went 6-7, including a loss to Florida in the Gator Bowl, in 2011.