Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

IRC Holiday Tournament: Barons girls fall in title game; Springstead boys stay unbeaten

INDIAN ROCKS — It was a good night to be an Eagle at the Indian Rocks Christian Holiday Tournament.

The Hollywood Christian Academy Eagles (14-1) dethroned St. Petersburg Catholic (11-3) as the girls champion Wednesday with a 74-51 victory over the Barons.

The Springstead Eagles remained undefeated with a 51-44 triumph over Nature Coast in the boys tournament.

Highlighting the night was freshman Ariah Osceola, who led Hollywood with 30 points, including six 3-pointers. The Eagles held a 47-34 lead in the third quarter, but the Barons weren't willing to go down easily. St. Petersburg Catholic pulled to within 47-43 on an 11-0 run, but was outscored 27-8 the rest of the way.

Jerica Coley had a great night for the Barons. She was 0-for-3 from the field in the first quarter, but finished with a team-high 20 points.

Coley said things could have been different with a better start.

"I guess I just had to get warmed up," she said. "We were down by a lot, but we really wanted to win. (Hollywood's) a real good team. They have good shooters and they don't miss a lot."

St. John Neumann won the consolation game 47-18 over Indian Rocks Christian.

In the boys tournament, Springstead entered the game with a 10-0 record and started the first quarter with a 10-0 lead. Nature Coast never led, but did pull to within 26-24 in the third quarter — that's when the Eagles used another 10-0 run to widen their lead to 36-24. The Sharks never recovered.

Isiah Mason led Springstead (11-0) with 18 points and Dominique Roberson netted 15. Nature Coast (10-4) was sparked by Mike Adams with 20 points, including four 3-pointers.

In the consolation game, Indian Rocks Christian defeated River Ridge 47-36 for third place.

Hollywood Chr>>74
St. Petersburg Cath.51

IRC Holiday Tournament: Barons girls fall in title game; Springstead boys stay unbeaten 12/31/08 [Last modified: Saturday, January 3, 2009 2:51pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Bucs talk social issues, protests at team meeting


    TAMPA — Each time Dirk Koetter walks through the door of his office at One Buc Place, he passes by the only jersey framed on his wall.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) wears custom cleats to represent Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) as part of the NFL???‚??„?s "My Cause, My Cleats Campaign" before the start of a football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.
  2. The 10 silliest names for college football bowl games


    The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl hadn't even been officially announced when SBNation called it the silliest bowl name ever. Ten others worthy of consideration:

    Logo for the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl. [MATT BAKER | Times]
  3. Austin Pruitt faces the Blue Jays tonight at the Trop.
  4. USF football and the undefeated degree of difficulty


    TAMPA — In the wake of the latest solar eclipse, USF fans eagerly await the next astronomical phenomenon.

    USF head coach Charlie Strong leads his team during practice last month in Tampa.
  5. Nature Coast puts unbeaten streak on the line vs. IMG White


    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast currently rides a 22-game regular-season win streak, but first-year football coach Cory Johns was not around for any of those wins. Neither was most of his coaching staff. This is an entirely new campaign with new obstacles ahead.

    Nature Coast offensive lineman Louis Miele (66) blocks a Sunlake defensive player during the Clash 4 Clayton football scrimmage and fundraiser Aug. 12 at Springstead High School.