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Preps

Slow start leads to Bulls loss

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 21, 2003


WEST PALM BEACH -- Getting a spark from one of its smallest players, Palm Beach Lakes pulled away from Bloomingdale in the first half and cruised to a 49-30 quarterfinal victory.

Lakes' key player was sophomore guard Floreisha Allen, who had four of her 10 points during an early 11-0 run that sealed the victory.

Bloomingdale troubled the Rams (21-7) with a first-quarter zone and the Bulls trailed 8-5 after five minutes.

Then Allen came in and by halftime the Rams' advantage had stretched to 25-11.

Bloomingdale (21-7) seemed to struggle with star forward Erica Woodard (game-high 12 points) hobbled with a sore ankle.

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