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Boys 2A-9 hoops: Calvary Christian sets tone vs. Indian Rocks

By Justin Dargahi
Published February 9, 2008


TAMPA - The last time Calvary Christian played Indian Rocks, the Warriors were upset by the Golden Eagles.

This time with the stakes much higher, Calvary Christian (18-8) dominated Indian Rocks early and cruised to a 56-40 win Friday.

"Last time we played they kind of shocked us," Warriors coach Dave Bintz said. "But we were kind of shorthanded back then."

A slow-paced first quarter featured just nine total points after Indian Rocks (13-11) held the ball three straight minutes at one point. Then the Warriors used a 16-6 second quarter to take a 15-point lead into halftime and maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Indian Rocks scored just eight in the first half before finally getting it going in the second half, but it was too little, too late.

Calvary Christian was led by Marcos Quinones' 19 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field. Point guard Montana Brown added 17, including 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

Emmanuel Delgado scored 11.

"We struggled a lot this year," Bintz said. "But our last three games we've really come together so we'll see what happens the rest of the way.

The Golden Eagles were led by Matt Oliphant's nine points, all from 3s.

In the other semifinal, Tampa Prep beat Bishop McLaughlin 63-39.

Justin Dargahi, Times correspondent