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Mon. November 19, 2012 | Times Staff

Gulf's Kayla KivinskiPasco's Joey Ivie

HomeTeam Hot Shots
A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week

Female Hot Shot: Kayla Kivinski, Gulf
Sport: Basketball
Skinny: With a first-year coach (Clare Ennis) and the loss of two standout transfers, Gulf figured to be in for a slow start to the season. Kivinski made sure that didn’t happen. The junior wing set a career high by scoring 37 of her team’s 46 points to lead the Buccaneers to a season-opening 46-40 win over Mitchell. Kivinski, last year’s North Suncoast player of the year and a first-team all-Suncoast selection, filled the box score in other ways, too. She chipped in 10 rebounds, five steals, three blocks and made 17 of her 20 free throws. “Definitely Hot Shot of the Week,” Ennis said.

Male Hot Shot: Joey Ivie, Pasco
Sport: Football
Skinny: The 6-foot-4, 270-pound defensive lineman broke out with strong performances in last year’s playoffs. He put on another show Friday night. The Florida commit racked up 4.5 sacks and terrorized Citra North Marion to lead Pasco to a 34-10 victory in the Class 5A region quarterfinals. Ivie led a defense that didn’t allow a touchdown until the game’s closing minutes, held the Colts under 200 total yards and tallied five sacks in the fourth quarter to keep the game out of reach. Ivie also forced a fumble in the final quarter, setting up another Pirate score and helping Pasco reach the second round of the playoffs a third consecutive season.

Voting results
Joey Ivie, Pasco football    471    25.556%
Travis Nichols, Land O’Lakes cross country    356    19.316%
Robert Davis, Carrollwood Day football    287    15.572%
Kayla Kivinski, Gulf basketball    256    13.89%
Shea Hamilton, Clearwater Central Catholic volleyball    238    12.914%
Artavis Scott, East Lake football    78    4.232%
Saphara Harrell, Clearwater Central Catholic cross country    45    2.442%
Jack Stein, Shorecrest diving    30    1.628%
Sidney Brown, Berkeley Prep volleyball    29    1.574%
Rasmus Skjaerpe, Tampa Prep swimming    24    1.302%
Nikita Shah, Wiregrass Ranch cross country    19    1.031%
Brianna Jackson, Newsome cross country    10    0.543%
Total: 1843 votes

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