TAMPA — Five is usually better than three. Cambridge proved it Thursday night in a 61-50 victory over Southwest Florida in a Class A region quarterfinal.
All 61 points came from the Lancers' starting five, including four in double digits. Only three Southwest Florida players scored.
"We've got four guys who are averaging double figures," Cambridge coach Scott Thompson said. "They don't care who scores and all four of them are capable of scoring 20 or 25 points every night."
Josh Metcalf helped Cambridge (19-7) build a five-point halftime lead, going 4-for-4 from behind the arc. The Kings couldn't get any closer thanks to 16 second-half points from Luke Rogers.
Rogers and Metcalf finished with 17 and 15, respectively. Juniors Spencer Smith and Cameron Brown each added 11 points and Patrick Doyle had seven.
"I think they're learning to win and it was a big step for us," Thompson said.
Justin Dargahi, Times correspondent