St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version


Timely 3-pointer gives Warhawks the title

CLASS 5A, DISTRICT 10: Alli Fogle connects with 10 seconds left as Seminole rallies for a 49-46 victory over Boca Ciega.

By JOHN SCHWARB, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 16, 2003

SEMINOLE -- The license plate on Alli Fogle's Ford Mustang reads Alli 4-3.

"We were talking about it the other day ... Alli for three, what's that?" Seminole senior Jen Hansen said.

"But you know what? We're not going to say anything anymore."

The sophomore vanity plate owner was "4-3" Saturday night, as in game-winning, district-title-clinching 3-pointer, as Seminole won a thriller 49-46 at home over Boca Ciega in the Class 5A, District 10 final.

The Warhawks never led in the second half until Fogle hit from the top of the key with 10 seconds remaining, capping an amazing fourth-quarter performance that almost never got a chance to happen.

Fogle went out in the first quarter with a concussion, and coach Dave Swanson was prepared to go the rest of the way without her until the team trainer cleared Fogle to return at the start of the fourth quarter.

Back in the game, Fogle hit a 3-pointer with 6 minutes, 27 seconds left to tie the game at 31. But over the next couple of minutes, Bogie maintained the upper hand, leading by as many as five.

Up 40-35 after two free throws from senior Kelcey Roegiers-Jensen with 4:04 left, the Pirates appeared to have the Warhawks on the ropes.

Yet over the next 33 seconds, Hansen came right back with a hard-charging 12-footer from the right side and a jumper to cut the margin to one.

Roegiers-Jensen followed with two more free throws to make it 42-39.

Going the other way, Fogle got a look at a trey from the right side and was fouled by Shawnte Speights. She swished three free throws.

Still, Bogie got the lead back again with 38 seconds when Roegiers-Jensen delivered a perfect inbounds pass to Alison Lester in the lane.

Down 46-44, Seminole went back on offense and for 28 seconds found nothing through the Pirates defense.

"We didn't exactly know what we wanted to do, we just knew we needed two points quick," Hansen said.

Then, almost out of nowhere, Fogle came open up top.

Chelse Patterson delivered the ball.

Alli 4-3.

"I just said to myself, 'I need to come out and help my teammates,' " said Fogle, who scored 13 points in the fourth quarter and 16 for the game.

"We weren't about to lose this game."

Roegiers-Jensen scored 23 points to lead Bogie (20-5), which travels to Clearwater for Thursday's region quarterfinals. Seminole (27-2) hosts Pinellas Park.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk
  • John Romano: Martin thinks he's a success, even without title
  • Hubert Mizell: ESPN needs less entertainment, more conscience

  • College basketball
  • Volunteers smoke out the lackluster Gators
  • Salukis watch
  • USF avenges defeat 62-47
  • FSU survives 2nd-half falloff
  • Wisconsin keeps IU reeling
  • Seton Hall's aspirations lead to upset of No. 7 Pitt
  • No. 4 LSU needs 3 OTs for victory

  • Motorsports
  • Is it a tall tale or truth?
  • Top teams bury the hatchet
  • Junior is 3-for-3 at SpeedWeeks

  • Briefs
  • QB Couch's career as Brown may end soon
  • Rant...
  • Trust N Luck moves to Derby contender

  • Running
  • Warm weather a curse? Yes, at marathon today

  • Baseball
  • Jeter turns tables on New York media
  • Reds let troubled Nash go

  • NHL
  • Slapshots
  • Hoglund's last-minute goal lifts Leafs

  • Sailing
  • Alinghi grabs 2-0 lead

  • NBA
  • Bulls snap losing skid, nip Nuggets

  • Golf
  • Time to stop talking, start playing
  • Barr's hot streak continues with 65 and the lead
  • Overton has a shot at exemption
  • Woods, Mickelson will find out who's 'inferior'

  • Preps
  • Tornadoes capitalize on Devils' cold touch
  • Pinellas Park runs away with crown
  • Robinson overwhelms young Freedom
  • Recount awards title to Gators
  • Rams win fifth straight crown
  • Pride wounded, Wildcats whip Rams
  • Timely 3-pointer gives Warhawks the title
  • Wildcats' shooting woes help Lions win
  • Okpaleke lifts TBT past Armwood
  • Shorecrest can't keep Panthers from title
  • Lakewood puts up little fight against Southeast
  • Cougars, Eagles set standard
  • Leesburg's D defends
  • Eagles put away Gryphons late
  • Hornets beat Cougars for another title
  • Dominant Tornadoes blow past Patriots

  • Outdoors
  • Daily fishing report
  • Surf dreams lead to a must read

  • Your turn
  • Make a move Lightning

  • Rays
  • Piniella's big challenge is getting things sorted out
  • Gomes waited for his chance

  • Bucs
  • No waiting to test prospects

  • Lightning
  • Tampa Bay sends a message

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts