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Boys basketball: Tampa Prep routs Berkeley Prep 69-35 and wins Headmaster's Challenge

TAMPA — You would never know that Tampa Prep already had clinched the annual Headmaster's Challenge the way the boys basketball team came out firing on all cylinders Saturday afternoon against crosstown rival Berkeley Prep.

The Terrapins, who built a 15-point lead in the first quarter, kept a couple of streaks alive with their decisive 69-35 victory. They extended their perfect season start to 16-0, including a 9-0 record on their homecourt. They also gave Joe Fenlon, Hillsborough County's winningest coach, win No. 601 and contributed to a second straight overall Headmaster's Challenge victory.

Tampa Prep won this year's Challenge 13.5-6.5 after the daylong winter sports teams competition that includes boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, and wrestling at the middle school, junior varsity and varsity levels.

Berkeley Prep still leads the all-time Headmaster's Challenge series 5-4, though Tampa Prep has won the overall title the last two years and the boys basketball game the last three.

"Obviously, you want to win your home games," said Fenlon, who was presented the basketball from win No. 600 (72-34 over Seffner Christian on Thursday) during a pregame ceremony. "I think it's important for us to play well at home. I think it was important to play well today."

Helping the school defend the Headmaster's title was equally important to the players.

"It's important to us," said Devontae Morgan, who scored 11, one of three Terps in double figures. "It was probably one of the biggest games of our season."

Added Josh Heath, who had a game-high 16 points, "It's just more exciting, because it's a big rivalry."

Adonis Rwabigwi was the other Tampa Prep player to score in double figures with 12.

The Bucs (10-4), plagued by poor foul shooting (8-for-15), could not keep up with the Terps' fast-paced attack. Tampa Prep led 24-9 after the first quarter. Berkeley Prep did, however, manage 22 points in the second half after being held to just 13 in the first half.

Berkeley Prep got eight points apiece from Craig Bowman, Jake Zwiebel and Justin Gray.

In the girls game, Tampa Prep won 40-26 as Maddie O'Rourke paced the Terps offense with a game-high 15 points.

The daylong challenge of 15 contests concluded with Berkeley Prep's 2-1 win in boys soccer.

Jesuit wrestlers fifth at Springstead Invite

SPRING HILL — Led by Wyatt Roop's run to the finals, Jesuit posted a fifth-place finish at the Springstead Invitational.

Jesuit scored 133 points, well behind winner Springstead's 248. Roop reached the 113-pound title match but was pinned by Wakulla's Zack Malik.

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