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5A-9 boys basketball: Late 3 lifts Chamberlain; Sickles sails

TAMPA — Chamberlain snuck by Hillsborough 63-58 and Sickles dominated King 71-36, as both teams advanced to the district 5A-9 title game.

Chamberlain (14-9) jumped in front early, building a 10-point lead by halftime, but Hillsborough fought back, outscoring the Chiefs 27-12 in the third quarter.

"We didn't weather the storm very well the first time we played these guys," said Chamberlain coach Christopher Snyder. "Tonight we got great leadership from our upperclassmen."

The lead changed several times in the fourth quarter, until Mike Julien made his fourth 3-pointer of the game to put the Chiefs ahead for good with 44 seconds remaining.

"When I came off the screen I hesitated a bit because I was further out than I thought, but I have faith in my shot from back there and thankfully I made it," Julien said.

Eric Storts carried the scoring load for Chamberlain with 19 points and Julien chipped in 16. Tarean Austin scored a game-high 22 for Hillsborough (18-5) but shot only 4-of-14 from the line, including a pair of misses with his team two with 11 seconds to play.

Sickles (24-2) outscored King (8-14) by 20 in the first quarter and cruised from there.

The Gryphons had a balanced offensive attack as four players scored in double figures. Rashawn Rembert led the team with 15 points.

"We shared the basketball and did a good job of playing with the lead and limiting our opponents' opportunities," said Sickles coach Renaldo Garcia.

5A-9 boys basketball: Late 3 lifts Chamberlain; Sickles sails 02/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 11:34pm]
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