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District boys basketball: Largo, Mitchell set for final

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Wed. February 5, 2014 | Bob Putnam | Email

By the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Class 6A-10 semifinal, Largo had built such a commanding lead that a running clock was used against Springstead.

Packers coach Phil Price started sending in players off the bench, but the roster is so deep, so talented, that even the reserves can go on scoring sprees.

“We put in a couple of players from junior varsity and they hit three straight 3-pointers and go on a 9-0 run,” Price said. “It was that kind of night.”

It has been that kind of season for Largo, which remained undefeated in district play with an 83-42 win.

The Packers (23-2) will host Mitchell on Friday. The Mustangs advanced with a 37-31 win over Osceola in the other semifinal.

After the first quarter, Largo was tied with the Eagles at 11. Then the Packers went on a roll, outscoring Springstead a combined 43-15 in the second and third quarters.

Largo showed off its balance with 10 players who scored, including four in double figures. Andrew Murphy led the team with 19 points and had four 3-pointers.

The Packers have yet to lose to a bay area team and have won each district game by at least nine points.

 

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