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Largo boys hold off Bogie with free-throw shooting

GULFPORT — At the start of Friday's game, Largo fired at will from the perimeter with either Justin Feliciano swishing a 3-pointer or Pat Kearney stepping behind the arc to nail one.

The Packers connected on their first three shots, all 3-pointers. Their ability to hit from long range seemed to spell doom, at least early on for Boca Ciega.

The Pirates, though, showed some resolve to make a game of it. They just didn't have enough as Largo escaped with 75-69 victory.

"Anytime you can come into Boca Ciega and win, it's a good thing," Packers coach Phil Price said. "We haven't done that too many times around here."

Largo (15-3) went into halftime ahead 30-17 and was up 47-37 after three quarters.

Then came a wild fourth quarter in which the teams combined for 62 points.

The Pirates (12-6) scored 34, one fewer than they had in the first three quarters — combined. Their furious rally was sparked by Dallas Moore, who hit three 3-pointers in the final quarter.

Three times, Boca Ciega cut the deficit to one but never grabbed the lead.

That was due in large part to the Packers' ability to make free throws down the stretch.

Largo was 26-of-35, including 11-of-13 in the fourth quarter.

Breon Bostic was key, continuously driving to the basket to draw fouls. He led the Packers with 25 points and was 13-of-17 on free throws.

Boca Ciega, meanwhile, made 18 of its 32 foul shots.

"We're a model of inconsistency right now," Pirates coach Randy Shuman said. "We're playing hard and we keep trying. But it's hard to learn and play at the same time."

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