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5A-11 region basketball: Clearwater 56, East Lake 18

EAST LAKE — Clearwater took an early 18-6 lead and never looked back en route to a 56-18 win over East Lake on Friday night, earning its fifth consecutive Class 5A, District 11 title, 16th in the past 18 years and 21st overall.

"It's always an honor to win districts," Clearwater coach Tom Shaneyfelt said.

The Tornadoes had two players in double figures, each with 17. Senior Emma Loucks was lethal from 3-point range, with three from beyond the arc, and sophomore Tyra Bolden was unstoppable inside, making eight field goals.

Freshman Alex Alford chipped in nine points, which included a 3-pointer.

"We got off to a real good start and were fortunate to jump on them that early," Shaneyfelt said.

East Lake was led by Marlyce Meredith, who accounted for 12 of the team's 18 points. She got a little help from Emily Dine, with six points off two field goals and a couple free throws.

5A-11 region basketball: Clearwater 56, East Lake 18 02/04/11 [Last modified: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:21pm]
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