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Boys A-10 hoops: Bayshore Chr. rides 3-point binge
By Peter Pupello, Times Correspondent
Published February 10, 2008
TAMPA - Bayshore Christian point guard Carson Day hit three 3-pointers late in the game as the Warriors came from behind to beat Seffner Christian 56-53 on Saturday to win their first Class A, District 10 title in seven years.
The game remained tight in the first half, but in the third quarter Seffner Christian (8-7) was able to force several turnovers and build an 11-point lead.
Day responded by nailing a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Bayshore (15-5) momentum entering the fourth quarter.
"I'm not sure if it sparked my teammates, but it definitely sparked me," said Day, who finished with 12 points.
Devin Powlarinne (21 points) put Seffner Christian up by seven with less than two minutes to play, but once again Day struck from beyond the arc to cut the deficit.
Seffner's Steven Cunningham missed two free throws with just under a minute left to set the stage for Day's third dagger. Day hit his final shot from the corner with 51 seconds left, and teammate Fred Lewis (14 points) added another two-point basket to give Bayshore a 56-53 lead.
Powlarinne's game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer didn't fall.
"Great players make ordinary plays in extraordinary situations," Bayshore head coach Don Pippin said.