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Leon Advances To 7A-2 District Final

Heather Merritt, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Leon Lions narrowly escape their longtime rival, the Chiles Timberwolves, with a 63-58 win in the 7A-2 District Semi-Final game.

The score was close throughout the game, and the Lions held a 52-49 lead with 4:30 left to go in the game with the Timberwolves nipping on their heels. Leon’s junior point guard Trejan Davis charged to the basket for another layup to deflate the Timberwolves and regain momentum for the Lions to carry them to a sweet semi-final playoff victory.

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FSU Gets A Much Needed Win Over Clemson

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – After a poor start in conference play, Florida State records a huge win at home against ACC rival Clemson 76-65.

The Seminoles (14-7, 4-5) played with high intensity and a sense of urgency throughout the entirety of the game. Freshman Dwayne Bacon led the team in scoring notching 21 points, 15 in the first half, and also grabbed six rebounds.

The Clemson Tigers (13-8, 6-3) played in a 2-3 zone for most of the game, which gave Bacon a lot of room to score down low.

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“I’m good at attacking from either block or the short corner,” said Bacon. “That’s what coach Ham told me to do. He said when I get it there, just attack; and that’s what I did.”

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Rickards Ends Regular Season On A High Note

Nick Pierce, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) –Rickards came into FAMU DRS without Maurice Howard, their star point guard, who was attending a funeral, but the Raiders didn’t let that slow them down. They cruised to 71-45 victory.

Rickards got a jump on the game right from the start. Cameron Enzor led the Raiders on a 12-2 run in the first two-and-a-half minutes, helping Rickards to a 22-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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Maurice Howard’s Game-Winner Downs Lincoln

Brielle Olorunda, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The matchup between Rickards and Lincoln was anticipated to be an even game, and the final score indicated how close these two teams really are.

It could have been anyone’s game in the final minutes, but it was Maurice Howards layup with just six seconds left that gave Rickards the 58-56 win over Lincoln.

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FAMU DRS Falls to Franklin County In OT

Andrew Small, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Florida A&M DRS Baby Rattlers (12-12) lost a close game to the Franklin County Seahawks (11-13) by a score of 51-48 in overtime.

Junior guard Kalin Wilson hit the go-ahead foul shots with 18 seconds left in overtime to give Franklin County the win. Foul trouble and injuries hurt the Baby Rattlers chances late in closing the game out after leading at the half by 10. Seahawks freshman point guard Jan Lowe and sophomore center Nathan Jones combined for 23 points on offense.

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Godby Rolls Over Chiles

Jordan Pandy, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The Godby Cougars went on a tear in their non-district game against Chiles, winning 94-47 at home.

The Cougars came out strong scoring the first seven points of game, and stayed ahead the rest of the contest. Godby (20-2, 7-0) put up a hefty 32 points in the first quarter, which can be attributed to their fast pace offense.

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Lincoln Holds Off Chiles

Heather Merritt, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – The rematch between district rivals Lincoln and Chiles was sure to be an intensely hard fought game.

Lincoln took the first game earlier in the season, but Chiles came into the game having won six of their last seven games.

Chiles played from behind the majority of the game, but were able to take a one-point lead with three minutes left. Lincoln senior guard Kyle Kincey responded with a three to regain control of the game and the Trojans went on to defeat the Timberwolves 61-52.

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Godby Escapes Upset-Minded Leon

Nick Pierce, Correspondent

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (franchisesportsonline.net) – A month after an early season blowout victory at home, the Godby Cougars waltzed into Leon High School to play the Lions for the second time this season. If they expected another easy win, they thought wrong.

Leon gave them everything they had this time. The Lions led by six with just under two minutes to play before Godby scored seven straight leading to a 63-60 win over Leon.

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Road Win extends Tallahassee’s Win Streak to Six

Robert Blackburn, Correspondent

Tallahassee, Fla. (framchisesportsonline.net) – The Eagles (13-7, 2-0) trailed at the half 42-50 Wednesday evening, but outscored the Commodores 53-31 in the second half to extend their winning streak to six games.

This win also pushes the Eagles to 2-0 in the conference which is the first time since 2010, which featured a team full of D1 and NBA talent.

“When you go on the road and get a win, it’s like winning two games at once,” said Tallahassee Community College head coach White. To go on the road and get a win is huge for us.”

A big second half push helped Tallahassee past Gulf Coast 95-81 in Panama City.

The Eagles came out on a 10-0 run in the second half to take the lead, controlling the game from then on. Tallahassee had five guys finish with at least 12 points.

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