Make us your home page
Instagram

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

Keswick Suncoast Classic: Tampa Prep wins third straight title

ST. PETERSBURG — Before Bishop McLaughlin had a chance to take a breath, the game against Tampa Prep was over as the Terrapins jumped out 17-0 Monday and never looked back, winning the Keswick Suncoast Classic 61-28.

Jay Bowie scored 12 and grabbed eight rebounds and earned Most Valuable Player honors as Tampa Prep (13-0) won its third championship in a row.

"Our entire team effort and the intensity we bring to the table fuels our defense, our offense, our rebounding, you name it," Tampa Prep coach Joe Fenlon said.

The Terrapins' full-court pressure resulted in eight steals in the first three minutes.

Bishop McLaughlin (10-1) got on the board when Chris Congemi sank a layup on the break.

The Hurricanes were able to muster only one more point in the quarter.

Tampa Hoops Classic

If it were up to Orlando Olympia coach Mark Griseck, the Titans would accept an invitation to the Tampa Hoops Classic every year.

In this event, they've been perfect.

With a 73-63 victory in the semifinals at the Sun Dome over Gainesville, the top-ranked team in Class 5A, Olympia — No. 1 in 6A — improved to 7-0 all-time in the second-year event. The Titans will defend their 2007 title at 8:30 tonight against Chicago North Lawndale, a 53-47 winner over Cincinnati Princeton.

"I think we're a little confident here," Griseck said.

Against the Purple Hurricanes (9-2), Olympia (9-2) exhibited offensive balance and defensive intensity that serves teams well in the postseason.

Shooting guard Dexter Fields, led the Titans with a game-high 23 points. Sherwood Brown added 15. Guard Anthony Nwadigo scored 17 for Gainesville.

Elsewhere:

• North Lawndale (8-1) looked sharp, holding Princeton to 36 percent shooting from the field. Forward Jermaine Winfield led North Lawndale with 17 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Sibert had 16 in a losing effort.

• Clearwater (10-1) advanced to the fifth-place game with a 66-60 win over Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson. The Tornadoes got 17 points and 11 rebounds from junior Okaro White. Regan O'Rourke added 15 points. Thomas Jefferson was 12-of-35 from the foul line.

• Berkeley Prep (8-3) won its second straight game, beating Oak Ridge (Tenn.) 73-71.

• Olympia's William Green won the event's slam dunk contest. North Lawndale's Zilijan Jones was the 3-point champion.

Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer

st facts

Tampa Hoops

Final: Chicago North Lawndale vs. Orlando Olympia, 8:30 p.m.; third place: Cincinnati Princeton vs. Gainesville, 6:45 p.m.; fifth place: Clearwater vs. Winter Springs, 5 p.m.

Other games: Berkeley Prep vs. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, 3:15 p.m.; Bartow vs. Brooklyn (N.Y.) Thomas Jefferson, 1:30 p.m.; Sickles vs. Oak Ridge (Tenn.), noon; King vs. Leonardtown (Md.) St. Mary's Ryken, 10:30 a.m.; North Port vs. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, 9 a.m.

Tampa Prep61
Bishop McLaughlin28

Keswick Suncoast Classic: Tampa Prep wins third straight title 12/30/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 8:44am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Why it's too early to give up on the Bucs

    Bucs

    Don't panic. It's not too late for the Bucs.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrate after the defense recovered a fumble during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times 

  2. Cannon Fodder podcast: Most important stat in Bucs-Bills game

    Bucs

    Greg Auman talks about the uncertainty at quarterback for the Bucs as they go to Buffalo in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes (24) intercepts a pass from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  3. Bucs-Bills: Things to watch in Sunday's 1 p.m. game

    Bucs

    FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs past Atlanta Falcons' De'Vondre Campbell (59) and Deion Jones (45) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Atlanta. The Bills play against the Buccaneers in Buffalo on Sunday. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File) NY182
  4. Koetter: QB Jameis Winston will start Sunday vs. Bills

    Bucs

    After five days of uncertainty, Jameis Winston will be starting at quarterback on Sunday as the Bucs play at Buffalo, coach Dirk Koetter announced Friday afternoon.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) watches a replay while sitting out with an injury during the second half of an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  5. Hobart president among fans going to see Ali Marpet vs. Bills

    Bucs

    Bucs center Ali Marpet went to college at Hobart, just over 100 miles east of Buffalo, and the college's president will be among a large group of fans proudly driving over to see Marpet play as the Bucs face the Bills on Sunday.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Nick Folk (2) is congratulated by center Ali Marpet (74) after kicking a game-winning field goal during the second half of an NFL game between the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The Bucs won 25-23.