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Boys basketball: Jesuit 60, Tampa Catholic 42

TAMPA — Some teams live and die by the three.

And Friday night against rival Tampa Catholic, Jesuit was very much alive.

The Tigers hit six of their first seven attempts behind the 3-point line and blew out the Crusaders 60-42 at home in front of a standing-room-only crowd.

Jesuit coach Neal Goldman said it was, by far, the best shooting game of the season for the Tigers (15-2), who were led by Joey Galvis' 15 points.

"We were able to knock down the shots when we had them," Goldman said. "It is a great rivalry, and the excitement never gets old."

Smaller and faster than Jesuit, Tampa Catholic (14-4) prefers to get out on the fastbreak and run. Jesuit, however, was able to establish and maintain a halfcourt game throughout the night by consistently breaking the Tampa Catholic press and limiting turnovers.

"That was the big difference in the game," Tampa Catholic coach Don Dziagwa said. "Once the game was being played in the halfcourt, we were in trouble."

After trailing 3-0 to start the game, Jesuit went on a 14-2 run and doubled up Tampa Catholic 14-7 by the end of the first quarter. Galvis hit his first three 3-point attempts as the Tigers' sharpshooting continued in the second quarter. Jesuit took a commanding 31-15 halftime lead, which grew to 22 after the third period.

The Tigers finished with four players in double figures (Hunter Clonts, 13; Jack Fleming and Travis Johnson, 10 each).

Tampa Catholic was led by Lashawn Harrison's 18 points, 11 coming in the fourth quarter.

Boys basketball: Jesuit 60, Tampa Catholic 42 01/15/11 [Last modified: Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:06am]
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