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Pinellas vs. Hillsborough all-star hoops games set for Thursday



The Hillsborough vs. Pinellas County boys and girls all-star basketball games are at Tampa Slam Academy on Thursday. The girls play at 6 p.m., followed by the boys. Admission is $5.


Hillsborough Boys

Bayshore Christian: CJ Crews; Blake: Cedric Jackson; Bloomingdale: Jalen Gallman; Brooks DeBartolo: Trae Martin; Carrollwood Day: Michael Trigg; Durant: Matthew Lentz; Hillsborough: Jalen Harris; Plant City: Ezereke Dawson; Tampa Prep: Valentino Hart; Wharton: Elijah Barnes 

Pinellas Boys

Clearwater: Nelson Taylor; East Lake: Anthony Bittar, Dean Gabrelcik; Hollins: Fernando Monroe; Lakewood: Oteman Delancy; Palm Harbor University: Connor Bartholomew; Pinellas Park: Stevmoney Medaries; Seminole: John Stephany; St. Petersburg: Kareem Grant, Ray Perry

Hillsborough Girls

Brooks DeBartolo: Amarie Godwin, Bri McClinton, Triniti Youngblood; Carrollwood Day: Aryana Dizon; Chamberlain: Adina Davis; East Bay: Courtney Logan; Jefferson: Zanayliah Hutchinson; Plant: Kendal Cheesman, Nyla Jean; Seffner Christian: Chimera Iloanya; Steinbrenner: Anaiyah Allen  

Pinellas Girls

Boca Ciega: Sy’ria White; Clearwater: Monae Jones; Clearwater Central Catholic: Ashley Hancock; Countryside: Riley Croasmun; Dunedin: Nyvaria Norwood; East Lake: Whitney Rush; Hollins: Nia Donaldson, J.J. Johnson, Brianna Lloyd; Northeast: Carolyn Harris, Meya King, Katilyn Race; St. Petersburg Catholic: Tori Knight

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The PTP girls lacrosse players of the week



The fans’ pick

Avery Smith, So., Cypress Creek

As a freshman last year, Avery Smith had quite a debut, scoring 50 goals in an abbreviated 10-game season. 

The scoring continued this year, so much that Smith compiled 150 points in her high school career before her sophomore season ended. 

Entering last week, Smith ranked second in the area in goals (71) and points (90) to help the Coyotes earn the No. 1 seed in the Class 1A, District 5 tournament. She added to her total by scoring 11 more goals in three games to lead Cypress Creek to a district title. 

Fans took notice. Smith received more than 60 percent of the votes (3,141) to beat out Steinbrenner’s Taylor Lapointe (1,311 votes). 

The PTP pick

Chloe Norman, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Led the area in goals with 88 entering the week and finished the season with 100. 

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The PTP boys lacrosse players of the week



The fans’ pick

Nicholas Vreeland, Jr., Cypress Creek

Whenever Cypress Creek needs offensive production, it can turn to Nicholas Vreeland. 

The Coyotes’ go-to player has been consistent at putting the ball through the net. He has scored at least two goals in every game and has racked up five or more eight times this season. 

That helped Vreeland put up some impressive numbers. He finished the season with 67 goals, which currently leads the area and ranks third in the state and fourth in the nation.

Fans were impressed. Vreeland received more than 52 percent of the votes (6,531) to beat out Newsome’s Luke Haley, who had 37 percent (4,660 votes).

The PTP pick

Luke Haley, Jr., Newsome: Led the area in points with 106 and assists with 50 entering last week. 

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Saturday sports schedule



What to watch

Berkeley Prep (18-3) at Jesuit (20-1), 1

Both teams are ranked among the top seven in the state in their respective classifications by MaxPreps (the Buccaneers are No. 7 in 3A and the Tigers are No. 1 in 5A). 

The schedules


Shorecrest at Canterbury, 10

Jefferson at Newsome, 10

Steinbrenner at Durant, 10

Strawberry Crest at Hillsborough, 11

Clearwater at IMG Royal, 12

Freedom at King, 1

Lennard at Leto, 1

Mitchell at IMG Gray, 1

Berkeley Prep at Jesuit, 1


Naples Longshore Tournament

Calvary Christian vs. Immokalee, 10:30

Calvary Christian vs. Naples Barron Collier, 12:30

Doral Academy vs. Sickles, 12:30

Other games

Middleton at Durant, 10

Spoto at Tampa Bay Tech, 10

Wesley Chapel at Academy of the Holy Names, 12

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