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For their own good
Fifty years ago, they were screwed-up kids sent to the Florida School for Boys to be straightened out. But now they are screwed-up men, scarred by the whippings they endured. Read the story and see a video and portrait gallery.
By DAVID NORRIE and JIM REESE
Published January 21, 2005
As of Wednesday, Freedom was 18-1 with its only loss coming to Largo in a holiday tournament. The Patriots have taken on many of the best teams in the county, such as Plant, Blake and Armwood - and beaten them. That's a significant feat for a third-year program that finished 14-10 a year ago and 7-17 in its inaugural year. Coach Nancy Kroll, who took over the program this season, said hard work and lofty goals have her team "riding on all cylinders." "We're extremely demanding at practice," Kroll said. "More so than they've ever experienced. That's what is necessary to continue to get to the next level. We have to push as hard as we can in hopes to make it to regional and state."
BENITEZ DISTRIBUTES THE ROCK
Riverview is off to a 12-3 start and a big reason for the Sharks' success is point guard Belle Benitez. The sophomore has a knack for dishing out assists, and she set a school record Jan. 14, handing out 12 in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. She has 74 on the season. Some of those assists went to teammate Ashley Milian, who scored 21 against Tech. Milian had a monster night on the boards as well, pulling down 19 rebounds to mark her second straight double-double performance. In Tuesday's win over Durant, the 5-foot-10 sophomore netted 16 points and 17 rebounds.
Hillsborough coach Cedric Washington would love to let his girls get out and run, but with his roster down to just seven players, he can't afford to go to his bench. "I like to run and press," the second-year coach said. "But we get tired that way without a deep bench. So we're forced to play a game we're not accustomed to playing. We should be having a better year." At 6-8, the Terriers hope they can get things back on track. Last season, Washington had his team on the verge of the district championship game. But the Terriers fumbled a 16-point lead to Plant, losing by one in the semifinals. Hillsborough has stayed competitive behind the play of Sabrina Schmitt, who finished second in voting for player of the year last season. Forward Mary Dukes, who left the team earlier in the year, is expected to return, Washington said.
NICE SHOWING FOR WHARTON
Wharton topped Boca Ciega 60-56 in the Dunedin Shootout last weekend. Coming into that game, Boca Ciega had gained a win against powerful St. Petersburg. The Wildcats MVP was sophomore Shawn Vanzant, who had a career-high 20 points, including three 3-pointers in the first quarter. He also made 5 of 6 free throws down the stretch.
COOLING HIS HEELS
A problem with the air-conditioning system caused the cancelation of last week's Alonso-Gaither game and extended Chris Bonner's two-game suspension to include tonight's game against Leto. Bonner was ejected from the Chamberlain game Jan. 11 after receiving two technical fouls. He will play Tuesday vs. district foe Sickles.
The Class 5A, District 7 standings have Wharton on top at 5-0, followed by Sickles (4-1), Chamberlain (3-2), Alonso and Gaither at 1-3, and Leto (0-5). No date has been set for Alonso and Gaither to make up their canceled game. Tonight's big matchup features Chamberlain at Sickles.
Berkeley Prep is riding a seven-game win streak, making the Bucs 10-6 overall and 4-0 in district play. The Bucs are led by the balanced scoring of Hamilton Hunt (13.9 points per game), Tyler Bannon (11.5) and Brandon Suarez (11.2)
Tuesday sees Robinson take on Jesuit in a Class 3A, District 9 matchup. Both are 3-3 in the district. Derek Scanlon's 18 points led the Knights to a 64-60 win over district leader St. Petersburg Catholic (5-1) this week. Other district teams: Clearwater Central Catholic is 3-3, Tampa Catholic 2-4 and Cardinal Mooney 1-5.