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Boys hoops: Pinellas region semifinals preview

By TIMES STAFF
Published February 19, 2008


When: Tonight. All games start at 7.

Admission: $6

At stake: The winners advance to Saturday's region finals.

Class 5A

Plant (25-4) at Pinellas Park (24-4)

The Patriots' Cam Carden and Jake Troyli will need to come through in the clutch again.

Punta Gorda Charlotte (24-5) at Lakewood (26-2)

This a rematch of last year's region final, which the Spartans won by 30 points. Lakewood's Mike Morrison will be battling against the Tarpons' strong front court.

Class 3A

St. Petersburg Catholic (17-8) at Fort Myers Dunbar (20-7)

The surprising Barons and star Tracy Parks got revenge by beating Fort Myers Bishop Verot last week. Now, SPC faces a Dunbar team that upset Berkeley Prep in the region quarterfinals.

Class 2A

Community School of Naples (21-6) at Admiral Farragut ACADEMY (17-9)

The Blue Jackets' young squad is gaining confidence with its postseason run. They face a Community School of Naples team trying to make its second straight region final appearance.

Calvary Christian (19-9) at Tampa Prep (23-2)

This is the fourth meeting between the schools. The Terrapins swept the previous three, winning the past two by at least nine points. The Warriors' Christian Bibi Ndongo, above, will have to be a force around the basket with blocked shots and rebounds.