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Boys basketball: Jesuit coach Neal Goldman wins 400th, 61-49 over Robinson

TAMPA — Jack Fleming scored 20 points, including a pair of 3-pointers during the fourth quarter, to lead Jesuit to a 61-49 victory over Robinson in a Class 4A, District 9 showdown.

Jesuit coach Neal Goldman earned his 400th career win.

"This victory really represents all the quality and character players I've coached throughout the years here," said Goldman, who won his first game for the Tigers in 1987.

"I'm really honored and privileged to have been at Jesuit all these years."

Sophomore forward Travis Johnson, who put up 16 points and 12 rebounds, understood the significance of the win for Goldman.

"He's been here for over 20 years, so we felt like we should come out and do it big for Coach," he said.

Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds during the first half.

"Johnson is special," Goldman said. "He's a big-game player. He's a go-to guy, and (Friday), he stepped up for us."

Robinson (11-4, 4-2) never led in the game and after pulling within two at 17-15 in the second quarter was never closer than three.

Down nine at the half, the Knights went cold and were outscored 17-8 in the third quarter. At one point, Jesuit (12-2, 4-1) went on an 11-0 run and took its biggest lead of the game at 47-27.

The Knights were able to cut the Jesuit lead to 55-47 with 2:30 left in the game. But the Tigers successfully played keep-away to prevent a comeback and take sole possession of second place in the district.

"We were worried so much about their 3-point shooters that they did a nice job of getting the ball inside on us," Robinson coach Steve Smith said. "Give them all the credit in the world. They played a good game."

Boys basketball: Jesuit coach Neal Goldman wins 400th, 61-49 over Robinson 01/07/11 [Last modified: Friday, January 7, 2011 11:40pm]
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