BOYS BASKETBALL: Class 2A, 3A Final 4 info




Sarasota Christian Blazers (20-8) vs. Miami Christian Victors (24-3), 4 p.m. Tuesday


Cardinal Mooney Cougars (26-3) vs. Weston Sagemont Lions (28-3), 8:30 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: The Lakeland Center

DIRECTIONS: Take Interstate 75 North to I-4 East. Take Exit 31 and turn right on Kathleen Road and continue to Sikes Boulevard. Stay right at yield sign and turn right at second light on Lime Street. The Lakeland Center is on the right.




Junior guard Blake Morrow leads the Blazers in scoring (23.4) and assists (6). … Sophomore forward Emmanuel Lambright tops in rebounding with 8.1 per game, along with scoring 11.1 … Sophomore wing Brion Whitley averages 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3.1 assists, while shooting a team-high 55 percent from the field. … The Blazers are going back to the Final 4 for the second straight year, the only two times in school history. … Last year, Sarasota Christian lost to eventual state champion Orlando Christian Prep. … Five Miami Central players average double figures in scoring, led by Marquill Smith’s 22 points per game. Others are Dylan Frye (16), Isaiah Reece (14), Ralph Diaz (10) and Joseph Allen (10). … Allen also pulls down 10 rebounds per game. … The Victors enter with a 13-game winning streak with their most recent loss Dec. 29 to Lakota East of Liberty Township, Ohio. Other losses are to Hialeah Champagnat Catholic and Hudson Catholic of Jersey City, New Jersey. … Miami Christian has scored 102 points three times this season and has been in the 90s four other times. … The Victors won the Class 1A State Title in 2000 and 2002. Before this year, they had one regional victory since 2005.


Senior guard and Louisville commit Ryan McMahon tops the Cougars, averaging 26.8 points per game. … Senior point guard Justin Najmy leads in assists (4.7). … Senior center Mitch Arimura averages a team-high 5.4 rebounds. … Cardinal Mooney is making its first trip to the Final 4. Its record during the past four seasons is 86-22. … The Cougars’ three losses are to Orlando Oak Ridge, Tampa Jesuit and North Port, which is in the Class 7A State Semifinal. … Senior guard Prince Ali, a UCLA commit, tops Sagemont with 22.5 points per game. … Senior guard and Illinois State commit Keyshawn Evans (14.8), senior guard and MIT commit A.J. Jurko (11.3) and sophomore forward Tyler Polley (10) also average double figures in points for the Lions. … Stefan Britvar pulls down a team-high 6.1 rebounds per contest. … Sagemont is the defending 3A State Champion, going 33-0. It also won it all in 2011. … This is the Lions’ fifth Final 4 appearance since 2008. … Sagemont’s losses are to Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons, Pembroke Pines Charter and Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, Nevada. It enters with a 17-game winning streak.

Dennis Maffezzoli

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