Kevin Summer scored two free throws with just over four seconds left to give Orlando Boone a 52-48 victory Thursday over Miami Northwestern in a Class 5A high school basketball semifinal.
Northwestern (33-5, ranked No.
10 in the nation by USA Today), which led 24-21 at intermission, held a slim lead in the fourth quarter until 6:07 remained, when Boone (27-8) snatched a 37-36 lead on a John Burden basket.
Neither team led by more than three from then until Summer, who finished the game with six points, made the free throws.
Willie Anderson scored 18 and Burden added 14, including nine in the fourth quarter, to lead Boone. Summer scored four of his six points in the game's final 33 seconds.
Sam Watts scored 15 and Tim James added 10 to lead Northwestern.
In Class 3A, Helgi Gudfinnsson scored 15 of his team's last 17 points to help Naples Lely take a 77-69 semifinal victory over Gainesville Eastside.
Gudfinnsson finished with 26 points for Lely (28-4), which moves into the championship game Saturday against Jacksonville Ribault (29-2), an 88-75 winner over Lake Wales.
Lely led by 16 early and 38-27 at intermission, but Eastside climbed back to within 60-57 when Rashaad Davis hit a short jump shot with 3:58 left in the game.
Gudfinnsson answered with two consecutive three-pointers and then nine of 11 free throws during a 17-12 run that sealed the victory for Lely. Jean Paul added 20 points Jenarold Curry 16 for the winners.
Eastside ends its season 23-7.
Chris Duncan's 26 points led Eastside, which finished 23-7.
For Ribault, Ben Flemming and Gary Anderson scored 24 points each.
Lake Wales led 36-26 at the half, but Ribault used 8-0 and 9-2 third-quarter runs to take a 60-56 lead going into the final period. In the fourth quarter, the Trojans stretched the lead to as many as 16.
Lake Wales ended its year 25-8 with the loss.
Ribault's Torrance Archie scored 14 of his 16 points after intermission to join Fleming and Anderson in double figures. The Highlanders were paced by 20 from RaShawn Powell.
In Class A, Brian Lamb, who will attend the University of South Florida, scored a tournament-high 41 points and Florida A&M University High School stopped a Hollywood Christian rally and eliminated the defending champions 66-63.
The Baby Rattlers (22-11) will play Eatonville Wymore (29-5), an 85-82 winner over Apalachicola.
FAMU led 35-32 at halftime and by as many as 12 in the second half before Hollywood Christian closed to within three in the closing seconds.
Jamaal McLain's 22 points led the way for the losers, who finished the season with a 27-5 record.
Lamb had 15 field goals and hit 10 of 11 free throws.
For Wymore, Terrence Harmon scored 39 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter.
Kevin Gordon added 17 points, including a crucial basket in the final seconds after Wymore's lead had been cut to one point.
Wymore led 42-39 at the half and was ahead by a dozen points in the fourth quarter before Apalachicola climbed to within a point at 82-81 on William Key's jump shot with 55 seconds left in the game.
Tyrone Evans and William Cargill scored 19 points apiece and Maurice Williams added 18 for Apalachicola, which ended its season 13-12.
Tallahassee FAMU 66, Hollywood Chr. 63
Eatonville Wymore 85, Apalachicola 82
Naples Lely 77, Gainesville Eastside 69
Jacksonville Ribault 88, Lake Wales 75
Orlando Boone 52, Miami Northwestern 48
Daytona Beach Mainland vs. Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, late
Class B: Bayshore Chr. vs. Malone, 3:30 p.m.
Class 2A: WPB Cardinal Newman vs. Port St. Joe, 5:30 p.m.
Class 4A: Boca Ciega vs. Hallandale, 7:30 p.m.
Class A: Tallahassee FAMU vs. Eatonville Wymore, 3:30 p.m.
Class 3A: Naples Lely vs. Jacksonville Ribault, 5:30 p.m.
Class 5A: Orlando Boone vs. Mainland-Boyd Anderson winner, 7:30 p.m.