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6A-7 girls basketball: St. Petersburg takes control from start vs. Countryside

ST. PETERSBURG — Before the start of Wednesday's game St. Petersburg was assessed a technical foul, allowing Countryside to take a quick lead.

That was the only time the Cougars led in the Class 6A, District 7 semifinal, as the Green Devils stormed to a 14-3 first-quarter edge en route to a 45-33 victory.

"You can't let good teams get big leads," Cougars coach Andy Lieb said. "We didn't come to play."

Kamyia Smith scored eight of her 19 points in the first quarter to lead St. Petersburg.

Megan Seminski scored seven as Countryside chipped away in the second quarter and headed into the locker room trailing 23-15.

That was as close as the Cougars could get as St. Petersburg used its defensive pressure to force 15 second-half turnovers. Each time the Cougars made a run, the Green Devils kept them away with a run of their own.

"We got complacent," St. Petersburg coach Tamika Coley said. "We played four good minutes, but you've got to play an entire 32 minutes. I hope we can Friday."

Smith led the way for the Green Devils with 19 points and Kamika Idom added 13 points and eight rebounds. Andrea Johnson pulled down 11 rebounds for St. Petersburg.

Seminski led the Cougars with seven points and seven rebounds.

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6A-7 girls basketball: St. Petersburg takes control from start vs. Countryside 02/03/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 10:53pm]
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