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6A-7 boys basketball: St. Petersburg's 3-point touch helps knock off top seed

Class 6A, district 7

Green Devils advance with 3-point prowess

St. Petersburg, the No. 4 seed in Class 6A, District 7, knocked off top seed North Port 47-46 in the semifinals.

The Green Devils will travel to play Sarasota Riverview in the championship Friday. The Rams beat Countryside in the other semifinal.

This is the second time St. Petersburg (21-6) has beaten North Port this season. On Wednesday, the Green Devils jumped out to an 11-0 lead and never trailed.

"We were fired up, we took it to them from the start," St. Petersburg coach Chris Blackwell said.

St. Petersburg made 13 3-pointers, including four each from Gabe Moton, Javarius Murray and Jerry Poindexter-Brown.

But it wasn't until North Port missed the first of three free throws in the final minute that the Green Devils were able to relax.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

6A-7 boys basketball: St. Petersburg's 3-point touch helps knock off top seed 02/10/10 [Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:25am]
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