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Former Panther still alive in D-II tournament

By KELLIE DIXON
Published March 13, 2007


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Former Lecanto standout Mychal Nichols and his Eckerd men's basketball teammates have reached the Division II South Region Championship.

Eckerd, the No. 6 seed, tips off today against No. 1 Montevallo at 7 p.m. Eckerd (27-5) defeated No. 3 Benedict 65-56 in the first round, then No. 2 Rollins 85-76 to advance.

Nichols is a freshman guard for the Tritons.

ONE AND DONE: Jamaal Galloway's Armstrong Atlantic team was bumped from the first round of the Division II tournament Saturday. No. 5 Wingate defeated the No. 4 Pirates 72-68.

Galloway, a Citrus graduate, went scoreless in his seven minutes played for the Pirates. The junior guard averaged 25.3 minutes, 9.7 points and 2.6 rebounds for the Pirates (21-9) this season.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Superintendent's Golf Classic will be held April 21 at Sugarmill Woods Golf & Country Club.

The tournament, hosted by the Citrus County Education Foundation, will have a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The cost is $50 per golfer and will be a four-person scramble. The field is limited to the first 36 teams. Lunch, drinks and prizes will be included.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to support the foundation's projects and programs.

Contact chairman Jack Brady at (352) 726-2241 ext. 233 or chairman Jonny Bishop at (352) 726-1931 ext. 22391. The foundation's office can be reached at (352) 637-9717.

[Last modified March 12, 2007, 21:13:29]


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