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Feb. 8 

Class 3A, District 5 (quarterfinals)

Brooks DeBartolo 75, Seffner Christian 69

Carrollwood Day 77, Tampa Prep 65

Berkeley Prep 55, Bell Creek Academy 33

Class 3A, District 6 (quarterfinals)

Northside Christian 78, Indian Rocks Christian 30

Prime time performer

F Trae Martin, Sr., Brooks DeBartolo: Finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots in a win over Seffner Christian. 

Feb. 9 

Class 7A, District 7 (quarterfinals)

Steinbrenner 40, Plant 35

Sickles 68, Palm Harbor University 35

Class 7A, District 8 (quarterfinals)

Riverview 67, Newsome 43

Lakewood Ranch 45, North Port 42

Class 6A, District 7 (quarterfinals)

Armwood 67, Strawberry Crest 46

Class 6A, District 8 (quarterfinals)

Hillsborough 81, King 60

East Bay 62, King 59

Bloomingdale 45, Brandon 34

Class 6A, District 9 (quarterfinals)

Gaither 72, Sunlake 56

Mitchell 80, Freedom 77

Class 6A, District 10 (quarterfinals)

Seminole 67, Bradenton Manatee 59

Largo 51, Pinellas Park 42

Class 5A, District 6 (quarterfinals)

Zephyrhills 65, River Ridge 35

Land O’ Lakes 85, Gulf 56

Springstead 69, Pasco 23

Class 5A, District 9 (quarterfinals)

Jesuit 84, Jefferson 61

Sumner 45, Middleton 40

Blake 66, Chamberlain 47

Robinson 72, Spoto 44

Class 5A, District 10 (quarterfinals)

Bradenton Southeast 62, Northeast 44

Boca Ciega 55, Bradenton Bayshore 49

Class 4A, District 6 (quarterfinals)

Citrus 72, Hernando 51

Central 76, Weeki Wachee 39

South Sumter 77, Crystal River 50

Class 4A, District 8 (quarterfinals)

Cypress Creek 69, Tarpon Springs 59

Hudson 68, Anclote 52

Class 4A, District 10 (quarterfinals)

Gibbs 50, Lemon Bay 43

Sarasota Booker 81, Dunedin 46

Class 3A, District 5 (semifinals)

Bishop McLaughlin 70, Brooks DeBartolo 36

Carrollwood Day 76, Berkeley Prep 70 (2 OT)

Class 3A, District 6 (semifinals)

Calvary Christian 58, Northside Christian 46

St. Petersburg Catholic 49, Clearwater Central Catholic 47

Class 2A, District 6 (semifinals)

Cambridge Christian 73, Universal Academy 56

Brandon Academy 53, Foundation Christian 48

Class 2A, District 9 (quarterfinals)

Sarasota Christian 62, Keswick Christian 51

Lakeside Christian 55, Community Christian 41

Prime time performers

F Isaiah Bivens, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Scored a team-high 21 points in a win over Gulf.

G Troy Bowles, So., Jesuit: Finished with 18 points and eight rebounds in a win over Jefferson. 

G Marcus Calvin, So., Gibbs: Had 15 points and five rebounds in a win over Lemon Bay. 

F Jacob Dunlow, Sr., Hudson: Led the Cobras with 24 points and 23 rebounds in a win over Anclote. 

G Ari Eichner, Sr., Tarpon Springs: Recorded 31 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Cypress Creek. 

F/C Riley Ewing, Sr., Largo: Finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Pinellas Park. 

G Kenny Garard, Jr., King: Scored a team-high 23 points in a loss to Hillsborough. 

G Jalen Harris, Jr., Hillsborough: Led the Terriers with 22 points, six rebounds and six steals in a win over King. 

F Treyshawn Howard, Jr., Robinson: Recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Spoto. 

F/G Tony Livingston, Jr., Carrollwood Day: Scored a team-high 29 points — 17 coming after teammate Mike Trigg fouled out in the fourth quarter — to lead the Patriots to a double-overtime win over Berkeley Prep. 

G Gavin Martinez, Sr., Cambridge Christian: Led the Lancers with 29 points in a win over Universal Academy.  

F/G Dillon Mitchell, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin: Finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Brooks DeBartolo. 

G Khamari Smith, Sr., Mitchell: Scored a team-high 20 points in a win over Freedom. 

F Max Tidwell, Sr., Keswick Christian: Finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to Sarasota Christian. 

G Divine Torain, So., Springstead: Scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Pasco. 

G Aiden Tulloch, Sr., Armwood: Finished with a team-high 23 points in a win over Strawberry Crest. 

G Israel Vargas, So., Sumner: Recorded a team-high 13 points in a win over Middleton. 

G Peyton Williams, Sr., Cypress Creek: Had 18 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Tarpon Springs. 

Feb. 10 

Class 7A, District 7 (semifinals)

Alonso 71, Steinbrenner 47

Wharton 52, Sickles 31

Class 7A, District 8 (semifinals)

Sarasota Riverview 95, Riverview 76

Durant 63, Lakewood Ranch 53

Class 6A, District 7 (semifinals)

Lakeland Kathleen 68, Lakeland George Jenkins 61

Plant City 61, Armwood 52

Class 6A, District 8 (semifinals)

Bloomingdale 50, East Bay 28

Hillsborough 81, Tampa Bay Tech 50

Class 6A, District 9 (semifinals)

East Lake 82, Gaither 40

Wiregrass Ranch 86, Mitchell 73

Class 6A, District 10 (semifinals)

St. Petersburg 55, Seminole 51

Largo 71, Palmetto 52

Class 5A, District 6 (semifinals)

Fivay 69, Zephyrhills 59

Land O’ Lakes 65, Springstead 63

Class 5A, District 9 (semifinals)

Jesuit 53, Sumner 47

Blake 52, Robinson 48

Class 5A, District 10 (semifinal)

Boca Ciega 73, Countryside 69

Class 4A, District 6 (semifinals)

The Villages 64, Citrus 48

Central 75, South Sumter 60

Class 4A, District 8 (semifinals)

Wesley Chapel 74, Cypress Creek 47

Nature Coast 58, Hudson 43

Class 3A, District 6 (championship)

Calvary Christian 74, St. Petersburg Catholic 69

Class 2A, District 5 (semifinals)

Academy at the Lakes 82, Hernando Christian 54

Zephyrhills Christian 45, Classical Prep 41

Class 2A, District 7 (semifinals)

Bayshore Christian 64, Sarasota Christian 46

Canterbury 71, Lakeside Christian 55

Prime time performers

G Anthony Bittar, Sr., East Lake: Finished with 24 points and six rebounds in a win over Gaither. 

G Jalen Brown, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: Led the Wildcats in scoring with 30 points in a win over Hernando Christian. 

G Trevon Brown, Sr., Plant City: Scored a team-high 14 points for the Raiders in a win over Armwood. 

G Saquan Carswell, Jr., Springstead: Finished with 20 points in a loss to Land O’ Lakes. 

G CJ Crews, Sr., Bayshore Christian: Had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in a win over Sarasota Christian. 

F Jacob Gallop, Jr., Hernando Christian: Recorded 30 points and 15 rebounds in a loss to Academy at the Lakes. 

G Jalen Harris, Jr., Hillsborough: Led the Terriers with 19 points, six steals, five assists and four rebounds in a win over Tampa Bay Tech.

G Rudolph Hayes, Jr., Bloomingdale: Finished with a team-high 15 points in a win over East Bay. 

F Hezekiah Langley, So., Zephyrhills Christian: Scored a team-high 12 points in a win over Classical Prep. 

G Jayden Loydd, Jr., Largo: Had 16 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Palmetto.  

G Danile MacGregor, Fr., Calvary Christian: Finished with 18 points and seven rebounds in a win over Northside Christian. 

F Stephon Martin, Sr., Armwood: Had 20 points and seven rebounds in a loss to Plant City. 

G Percy Pederson III, Sr., Canterbury: Finished with a team-high 25 points in a win over Lakeside Christian. 

F/C Tim Reilly, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Recorded 13 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Clearwater Central Catholic. 

G Robert Sanders, Sr., Durant: Led the Cougars in scoring with 29 points in a win over Lakewood Ranch. 

G Nate Santana, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Scored a team-high 23 points in a win over Springstead. 

F Erik Scott, Sr., Fivay: Led the Falcons with 15 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Zephyrhills. 

G Johnny Willingham, Sr., Lakeside Christian: Had 20 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Canterbury. 

Feb. 12 

Class 7A, District 7 (championship)

Alonso 49, Wharton 44

Class 7A, District 8 (championship)

Sarasota Riverview 80, Durant 63

Class 6A, District 7 (championship)

Lakeland Kathleen 75, Plant City 72

Class 6A, District 8 (championship)

Hillsborough 45, Bloomingdale 36

Class 6A, District 9 (championship)

East Lake 73, Wiregrass Ranch 55

Class 6A, District 10 (championship)

St. Petersburg 60, Largo 44

Class 5A, District 6 (championship)

Fivay 64, Land O’ Lakes 49

Class 5A, District 9 (championship)

Blake 67, Jesuit 53

Class 5A, District 10 (championship)

Clearwater 72, Boca Ciega 45

Class 4A, District 6 (championship)

The Villages 74, Central 40

Class 4A, District 8 (championship)

Nature Coast 35, Wesley Chapel 32

Class 4A, District 10 (semifinals)

Tampa Catholic 66, Gibbs 21

Sarasota Booker 57, Lakewood 46

Class 2A, District 5 (championship)

Academy at the Lakes 67, Zephyrhills Christian 66

Class 2A, District 6 (championship)

Cambridge Christian 71, Brandon Academy 48

Class 2A, District 7 (championship)

Bayshore Christian 63, Canterbury 61

Prime time performers

G Alexander Bistolfi, Sr., Brandon Academy: Scored a team-high 21 points in a loss to Cambridge Christian. 

G Jalen Brown, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: Led all scorers with 36 points in a win over Zephyrhills Christian. 

G Austin Chandler, Jr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Finished with a team-high 27 points in a loss to Calvary Christian. 

G CJ Crews, Sr., Bayshore Christian: Led the Faith Warriors with 27 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a win over Canterbury. 

G Dean Gabrelcik, Sr., East Lake: Scored 28 points and had eight rebounds and six assists. 

G Tristan Gross, So., Calvary Christian: Led the Warriors with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists in a win over St. Petersburg Catholic. 

G Jalen Harris, Sr., Hillsborough: Had 19 points, eight rebounds and four steals in a win over Bloomingdale. 

G Eric Howard, Sr., Fivay: Finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds in a win over Land O’ Lakes. 

G Karter Knox, Sr., Tampa Catholic: Had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists in a win over Gibbs. 

F Todd Miller, Sr., Plant City: Recorded 15 points and 12 rebounds in a loss to Lakeland Kathleen. 

G Dominic Smith, Sr., Canterbury: Scored a team-high 25 points in a loss to Bayshore Christian. 

G/F Nelson Taylor, Sr., Clearwater: Led the Tornadoes with 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a win over Boca Ciega. 

Feb. 13

Class 4A, District 10 (championship)

Tampa Catholic 59, Sarasota Booker 40

Class 3A, District 5 (championship)

Carrollwood Day 69, Bishop McLaughlin 25

Prime time performer

G Karter Knox, Fr., Tampa Catholic: Finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Sarasota Booker.

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Former St. Petersburg star Serrel Smith Jr. commits to USF

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For years, the USF men’s basketball program has tried to land a prized prospect from the bay area, extending offers to local stars such as Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox and Thomas Dziagwa, Tampa Prep’s Juwan Durham and St. Petersburg’s Serrel Smith Jr..

All went elsewhere.

On Friday, one of those standouts decided to give the Bulls a chance. 

Smith Jr., who played two seasons at Maryland before transferring to East Tennessee State, announced on his Twitter page that he was committing USF.

The move comes exactly two weeks after Smith Jr. entered the transfer portal. This is Smith Jr.’s third school in as many seasons. Still, the latest stop gives the Bulls a homegrown star, something that has eluded the program for years. 

Only three other locals — Hudson’s Mark Calleja, Seminole’s Henry Beard and Oldsmar Christian’s Troy Holston, have made the USF roster in the past five seasons. Calleja and Beard were walk-ons. 

Smith Jr. was a coveted recruit who continued to receive interest from the Bulls a year ago when he transferred to East Tennessee State. 

“The way the transfer portal is now, players are constantly coming and going,” Green Devils coach Chris Blackwell Jr. said. “Their journeys are always evolving but eventually they end up playing where they should have been all along.

“I’m happy for Serrel. He’s back home, and it should be a good situation for him.”

During his two seasons at Maryland, Smith Jr. played sparingly, averaging 10 minutes and 2.6 points per game. Last season, Smith Jr. averaged seven points and 2.3 rebounds per game at East Tennessee State.   

He was a star throughout his high school career at St. Petersburg. As a senior, Smith Jr. was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 8A state player of the year after averaging 29. 3 points per game and helping the Green Devils reach the state semifinals for the third time in his four seasons with the program. 

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Tony Livingston transfers to King

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Tony Livingston, a two-sport star who committed to Florida earlier this month, has transferred from Carrollwood Day to King. 

The rising senior will play football and basketball for the Lions. 

“We’re happy to have him for his last year,” said King basketball coach Chris Senoga-Zake, who previously coached at Carrollwood Day. “He’s grown a lot from the time I had him as a freshman and has been working hard this off season. I’m hoping we can change the culture at King and give him the opportunity to showcase his true talent on the court.”

Three weeks ago, Livingston became the first area player in the 2022 class to commit to the Gators. . 

Livingston (featured photo above courtesy of JJ Battle/Battle Tested Photography) is a 6-foot-6, 250 pound offensive tackle who is athletic enough to play tight end, too. The four-star recruit is rated as the 18th-best player in the state and 19-best offensive tackle in the nation in the 2022 class according to 247 Sports’ composite list.

Though Livingston’s primary sport is football, he also played a key role in helping Carrollwood Day’s basketball team win a district title and reach the Class 3A region semifinals. Earlier this month, Florida became the first school to extend offers to Livingston in both sports. 

He could end up playing both in college, much like his former Carrollwood Day teammate Mike Trigg plans to do at Southern California this coming fall.   

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City of Hoops Classic set for today

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City of Hoops Classic 

Where: Bishop McLaughlin

When: Today

Schedule: Girls rising stars game, 2; Girls senior game, 3:30; 3-point/dunk contest, 5; Boys rising stars game, 6; Boys senior game, 7:30

Livestream: Florida Athletics Network

Rosters

Boys senior game

Home team

G Ray Perry, St. Petersburg

F Jayven Millien, Riverview

F Ezereke Dawson, Plant City

G Dean Gabrelcik, East Lake

G Anthony Bittar, East Lake

G Mikey Shane, East Lake

F Trae Martin, Brooks DeBartolo

G Gavin Martinez, Cambridge Christian

G Oteman Delancy, Lakewood

Away team

G/F Mike Trigg, Carrollwood Day

G Mark Mulfinger, Berkeley Prep

G Christian Rolack, Robinson

G CJ Crews, Bayshore Christian

G Deon Brown, Bayshore Christian

F Tripp Burdgess, Alonso

F Matt Lentz, Durant

F/G Jaylen Wharton, Durant

G Ryan Weir, Jesuit

Boys rising stars

Home team

G Emanuel Sharp, Bishop McLaughlin

F Dillon Mitchell, Bishop McLaughlin

F Matthew Webster, Bishop McLaughlin

F/G Josh Watkins, Bishop McLaughlin

G Trent Scott, Alonso

G AJ Wright, Clearwater

G Braylon Jackson, Riverview

G CJ Lee, Clearwater

Away team

G Jason Jackson, Sarasota Riverview

F/G Tony Livingston, Carrollwood Day

G Javohn Thomas, Sickles

G George Kimble, Bishop McLaughlin

G Karter Knox, Tampa Catholic

F CJ Hawkins, Berkeley Prep

G Tristan Gross, Calvary Christian

G Kamrin Oriol, Admiral Farragut

Girls Senior Game

Home team

G O’Mariah Gordon, Braden River

G Cheyenne Stubbs, Braden River

G/F Adina Davis, Chamberlain

F Chimera Iloanya, Seffner Christian

G Jasmine Peaks, Tampa Bay Tech

F Jayla Murray, Tampa Bay Tech

F/G Tavi’yanna Habib, Armwood

G Courtni Demorest, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic

Away team

G Nyla Jean, Plant

F Kendal Cheesman, Plant

C/F Mya Lamar, Tampa Bay Tech

G Isabella Prada, Bishop McLaughlin

G Amarie Godwin, Brooks DeBartolo

G Triniti Youngblood, Brooks DeBartolo

F/G Brionna McClinton, Brooks DeBartolo

G/F Kassidy Jones, Lakeland Santa Fe Catholic

Girls rising stars

Home team

G Jade Thompson, Tampa Bay Tech

G Sydney Shaw, Miami Country Day

G E’marie Lewis, Lady Drive Nation

F Nicole Carreno, Seffner Christian

F Amiya Evans, Tampa Bay Tech

G Arianna Mosley, Tampa Prep

Away team

G Olivia Delancy, Carrollwood Day

G Tanner Strickland, Plant

G/F Jaela Davis, Brooks DeBartolo

G/F Keyara Bromley, Armwood

G/F Tyra Kennedy, Hillsborough

F Leah Barnes, Carrollwood Day

G Ja’Leah Williams, Blanche Ely

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