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A boys basketball: Cambridge rally comes too late

TAMPA — Cambridge overcame an early double-digit deficit, but couldn't overcome Charles Brunes in Tuesday night's A region semifinal.

Brunes scored the game's first 10 points in leading Seacrest Country Day to a 55-40 win over the Lancers, in a game that was much closer than the final score indicated.

Cambridge (19-8) started cold and trailed 29-18 at the half after missing its first 10 shots from the field.

The Lancers came out strong in the third quarter, eventually cutting the deficit to 34-33 heading into the game's final eight minutes.

Cambridge took its first lead when Cameron Brown scored on a layup with six minutes remaining, but Seacrest (23-4) regained the lead just 10 seconds later on two free throws from Jeff Merton.

With the score tied at 38 with less than four minutes to play, senior Roth Bond banked in a 15-footer to give the Stingrays a lead they would never relinquish.

Eight straight points from Brunes put the game out of reach as he finished with a game-high 28.

Junior Spencer Smith led the Lancers with 15 points and senior Luke Rogers finished with 11. Bond added 12 points for the Stingrays.

A boys basketball: Cambridge rally comes too late 02/23/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:28pm]
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