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Boys basketball: Huge run helps Wiregrass Ranch roll past Land O'Lakes

WESLEY CHAPEL — Judging by the outcome of Friday's Class 4A, District 8 matchup against Land O'Lakes, Wiregrass Ranch was glad to be back home.

Really glad.

In their first home game following 11 on the road, the Bulls dominated in a 65-37 win to improve to 10-6 overall, 6-1 in the district and 4-0 against Pasco County opposition.

"We don't want to lose to county teams," Wiregrass Ranch coach Jeremy Calzone said. "We want to go undefeated in the county."

Any doubt about the outcome was erased soon after the break. The Bulls led 27-17 after the first half and opened the third quarter with a 17-0 run.

Tanner Carey, the team's captain and four-year starter who had been held scoreless during the first half, helped start the run by scoring seven of the Bulls' first 10 points.

He finished with eight points.

"When he got back into his game, I knew something was going to happen," Calzone said.

James Tringali and Josiah Jones, who had five steals, shared game-high scoring honors with 12 points.

The coach told Tringali he played his best game of the season when the quarterback of Wiregrass Ranch's football team came out of the game with about two minutes left.

"It's hard for (Tringali) because he plays football," Calzone said. "We've been waiting and waiting. His pace up and down the floor (Friday) was better than I've ever seen it."

Land O'Lakes fell to 10-7, 4-4 in the district.

The Gators, who also fell behind 7-0 at the start of the game, were led by Ernest McClendon's eight points.

Boys basketball: Huge run helps Wiregrass Ranch roll past Land O'Lakes 01/14/11 [Last modified: Friday, January 14, 2011 11:07pm]
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