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Lakewood can't stay with best 6A team

A 16-0 run during the second quarter helps Orlando Edgewater cruise into the final 82-64.

By ROD GIPSON
© St. Petersburg Times
published December 29, 2002


ST. PETERSBURG -- Orlando Edgewater coach Travis Jones has said throughout the Hooters Holiday Shootout that his program has never won a Christmas tournament.

Edgewater made a convincing move toward that goal Saturday, defeating Lakewood 82-64 in the semifinals.

Edgewater, 12-0 and ranked No.1 in Class 6A, moves on to Monday's final against Louisville Male, which topped Trinity (N.H.) 62-48. In topping the Spartans (10-2), the Eagles not only had production from its standout junior guard, Darius Washington (42 points), but got production from its front court as forward Brandon Johnson and center Jerome Boyd combined for 27 points.

The Eagles also outhustled the Spartans, seemingly coming up with every loose ball.

"(Edgewater) is very aggressive on both ends of the floor," Lakewood coach Dan Wright said. "They are at the peak of the game, and I think they are a little more conditioned than we were. "We're not there yet."

But Lakewood was right there early. The Spartans jumped to a 10-3 lead and led 16-15 after the first quarter. But Lakewood's momentum ended when Washington heated up. He ton scored the first seven points of the second quarter as Edgewater went on a 16-0 run that lasted more than six minutes.

Sophomore guard Sean Morrison was a bright spot for Lakewood, scoring 21 points.

Male, meanwhile, had little trouble advancing, jumping to a 20-8 lead on Trinity and cruising. Male (5-4) led by as much as 20 before Trinity closed late. Scott Green and Mike Bush combined to score 34 for Male, 19 coming during the second half to help thwart any hopes of a Trinity rally.

King starts slow but wins

ST. PETERSBURG -- King pushed past St. Petersburg Catholic at the beginning of the second quarter and kept pushing until the Barons were beaten into submission 85-65 in a quarterfinal of the Blue Jacket Holiday Classic.

SPC was in control at the end of the first quarter, leading 26-15 behind Travis Karto's 10 points. At the start of the second quarter, King went to a fullcourt press, forcing six turnovers.

And Marquis McCullough's 20 points helped bring the Lions to within two at the half at 44-42.

King coach Jon Mackey said he doesn't deserve credit for his team's resurgence.

"I didn't do or say anything. I've been talking to them about this for a long time," he said. "When you get turnovers and follow with a few baskets, it energizes you. You get rewards with the turnovers with the baskets, but you've got to maintain that momentum. They did just that."

McCullough finished with 34 points and Tony Burkhart 16.

-- STEVE FOLEY

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