Make us your home page

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

A-8 district basketball: Seffner Chr. cruises into final; Hernando Chr. overmatched

SEFFNER — In a Class A, District 8 semifinal Thursday, Bradenton Christian dominated Hernando Christian 62-26 to earn a spot in Saturday's final. Despite a tough loss, the Lions (12-10) have eight players returning next season.

In the other semifinal, Seffner Christian routed Citrus Park Christian 80-15. The Crusaders (19-6) will play Bradenton Christian (20-5). From scoring 24 in the first quarter, to holding the Eagles to four points in the first half, the Crusaders showed dominance on both sides of the ball.

"They hustled harder today than I have ever seen all year," Seffner Christian coach Greg Fawbush said.

With a score of 46-4 at halftime, it was tough for the Eagles to get generate offense.

In the fourth quarter, the Crusaders were getting the ball to sophomore forward Tesha Hanson, helping her make history. Hanson scored her 1000th career point, making her the first sophomore in Hillsborough County girls basketball history to reach this feat.

"I think I am in shock," said Hanson, who finished with 30 points. "I knew I could do it, but I never thought it would be this soon."

Sabrina Whiting added 28 for the Crusaders, scoring 14 in the first quarter.

A-8 district basketball: Seffner Chr. cruises into final; Hernando Chr. overmatched 02/03/11 [Last modified: Thursday, February 3, 2011 11:07pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. What major sporting event could Tampa Bay land next?

    Lightning Strikes

    We are on quite a roll as a community. First, we had a Super Bowl drop from the storm clouds into our lap. It just reaffirms the fact that Tampa Bay is great at lap. And Monday it became official: Next year's NHL All-Star Game will be held at Amalie Arena. The best in the world will be here to shoot and score. And …

    MVP Wayne Gretzky is congratulated at the 1999 NHL All-Star game, the last time the event was in Tampa Bay. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times file]
  2. How the 2018 NHL All-Star Game reflects Jeff Vinik's vision for Tampa

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — There were several reasons the NHL announced Monday that Tampa will host the 2018 All-Star Game on Jan. 28.

    This was the  logo for the 1999 NHL All-Star game played Sunday, Jan 24, 1999 at the Ice Palace in Tampa Bay. (AP Photo)
  3. For starters: Rays at Rangers, with Erasmo on the mound again


    UPDATE, 6:36: Cash said the Rays will "be smart" in deciding whether to use Farquhar, Hunter and Colome tonight, so it could be a closing combo of the Blaze Brothers, Alvarado and Stanek, with Whitley another option. ... Cash said De Leon provides depth for tonight, and mentioned that some of the other relief …

  4. USF baseball heads to Gainesville for regional play


    TAMPA — Had USF's players and coaches been less confident in their NCAA Tournament resume, Monday's selection show might have induced fidgeting, perhaps even frustration.

    South Florida coach Mark Kingston looks on during 2017 American Athletic Conference game Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Clearwater during the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls won 7-6.
  5. Rays call up Jose De Leon to add depth to bullpen tonight


    The Rays decided that after playing 15 innings Sunday they could use some depth and length in their bullpen after all and are calling up RHP Jose De Leon from Triple-A.

    The Rays have recalled Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham.