What to watch
Wharton (15-1) at Plant (14-3), 7
The Wildcats have won 14 straight, 11 by double digits. The host Panthers have put together an impressive streak, too, winning eight straight.
St. Petersburg (12-3) at East Lake (11-6), 7:30
This is the only meeting in the regular season between the rivals. It also could serve as a preview of the Pinellas County Athletic Championship game in a few weeks.
Tampa Catholic (9-8) at Jesuit (15-2), 7:30
The rivalry game has already sold out. Despite just hovering above .500, the Crusaders come in battle-tested thanks to a grueling schedule against some of the best teams in the nation. The defending 5A state semifinalist Tigers are on a four-game win streak, all by double digits.
Winthrop College Prep (17-2) at Zephyrhills (13-1), 7:30
Solid cross-county, private vs. public matchup between teams that are a combined 30-3 so far this season.
Plant (13-3-1) at Bloomingdale (7-3-1), 8
The Panthers are coming off a 4-1 win over Robinson on Tuesday. The host Bulls snapped a two-match losing streak with a 1-0 win over East Bay.
Riverview (8-3) at Gaither (9-2-1), 8
The Sharks are 3-1 in their last four matches, the lone loss coming by a goal against Newsome during that stretch. The Cowboys, meanwhile, have won three straight.
MLK Classic at Lakewood
The two-day tournament features the three area teams that made the state semifinals last season – Brooks DeBartolo, Clearwater and Plant – as well as the host Spartans. Here is tonight’s schedule
Ridge Community vs. Sarasota, 4:30
Clearwater vs. Plant, 6
Lakewood vs. Bradenton Southeast, 7:30
Brooks DeBartolo vs. Winter Haven, 9
Newsome (10-3-2) at Sickles (12-2-4), 6
The Wolves have won four straight, all via shutouts. The Gryphons are 4-0-2 in their last six matches. Their two losses were each by a goal.
Plant (12-2) at Bloomingdale (6-3-3), 6
The Panthers, winners of eight straight, put their streak on the line against the host Bulls, who have won their past two by a combined 13-0.
Genesis Prep at Legacy Christian, 4:30
Cambridge Christian at Brandon Academy, 5
American Collegiate at Elevation Prep, 6
Carrollwood Day at Lakeland Christian, 6
Hope Christian at FISHS, 6:30
Jefferson at Nature Coast, 6:30
Pinellas Park at Parrish Community, 7
Wharton at Plant, 7
Springstead at Weeki Wachee, 7:30
Citrus at Central, 7:30
Northside Christian at Calvary Christian, 7:30
Countryside at Mitchell, 7:30
St. Petersburg at East Lake, 7:30
Indian Rocks Christian at Universal Academy, 7:30
Land O’ Lakes Christian at Ruskin Christian, 7:30
Tarpon Springs at Hudson, 7:30
Land O’ Lakes at Wesley Chapel, 7:30
Tampa Catholic at Jesuit, 7:30
First Academy at Hernando Christian, 7:30
Tampa Prep at Shorecrest, 7:30
South Sumter at Hernando, 7:30
Winthrop College Prep at Zephyrhills, 7:30
Pasco at Anclote, 7:30
Lakeside Christian at Osceola, 7:45
Gibbs at Clearwater, 7:45
Largo at Northeast, 7:45
Palm Harbor University at Canterbury, 7:45
Bloomingdale at Blake, 8
Plant City at Riverview, 8
King at Lennard, 8
Robinson at Middleton, 8
Strawberry Crest at Hillsborough, 8
East Bay at Sumner, 8
Spoto at Chamberlain, 8
Zephyrhills Christian at Keswick Christian, 8
Gaither at Leto, 8
Alonso at Steinbrenner, 8
Brandon at Freedom, 8
Elfers Christian at West Hernando Christian, 8:30
Brooks DeBartolo at Cristo Rey Tampa, 4
Northside Christian at Seffner Christian, 4
Winter Haven All Saints at Foundation Christian, 5
Middleton at Lennard, 6
Cambridge Christian at Bayshore Christian, 6
Berkeley Prep at Calvary Christian, 6
Canterbury at First Academy, 6
Osceola at Palm Harbor University, 6:30
Land O’ Lakes at Gulf, 6:30
Crystal River at Hernando, 6:30
Nature Coast at Fivay, 6:30
Central at Hudson, 7
Bell Creek at Admiral Farragut, 7
Hillsborough at Steinbrenner, 7
Seminole at Indian Rocks Christian, 7
Pasco at Zephyrhills, 7:30
Bishop McLaughlin at Freedom, 8
King at Alonso, 8
Plant at Bloomingdale, 8
Strawberry Crest at Robinson, 8
Newsome at Sickles, 8
Blake at Sumner, 8
Riverview at Gaither, 8
Durant at Wharton, 8
Leto at Plant City, 8
Palm Harbor University at Canterbury, 4:30
Winthrop College Prep at Admiral Farragut, 5
First Academy at Hernando Christian, 6
Plant vs. Clearwater, 6
Cambridge Christian at Northside Christian, 6
Land O’ Lakes Christian at Ruskin Christian, 6
Belleview at Springstead, 6:30
Bloomingdale at Blake, 6:30
Jefferson at Durant, 6:30
East Bay at Sumner, 6:30
Robinson at Middleton, 6:30
King at Lennard, 6:30
Plant City at Riverview, 6:30
Gaither at Leto, 6:30
Seffner Christian at Lake Gibson, 6:30
Strawberry Crest at Hillsborough, 6:30
Alonso at Steinbrenner, 6:30
Elfers Christian at West Hernando Christian, 6:30
Brandon at Freedom, 6:30
Spoto at Chamberlain, 6:30
Gulf at Pasco, 7
East Lake at Sickles, 7
Carrollwood Day at Spruce Creek, 7
Pinellas Park at Largo, 7
Central at Lake Minneola, 7
Seminole at Gibbs, 7
Bell Creek Academy at Lakeland Christian, 7
Hernando at South Sumter, 7
Lakewood vs. Bradenton Southeast, 7:30
Fivay at River Ridge, 7:30
Winter Haven vs. Brooks DeBartolo, 9
Sarasota Christian at Keswick Christian, 5
Bell Creek Academy at Winter Haven All Saints’, 5
Clearwater Central Catholic at Countryside, 6
Blake at Sumner, 6
Newsome at Sickles, 6
Middleton at Lennard, 6
Pinellas Park at Clearwater, 6
Plant at Bloomingdale, 6
Durant at Wharton, 6
Central at Springstead, 6
Strawberry Crest at Robinson, 6
Bishop McLaughlin at Freedom, 6
Leto at Plant City, 6
Riverview at Gaither, 6
East Bay at Tampa Bay Tech, 6
King at Alonso, 6
Berkeley Prep at Academy of the Holy Names, 6:30
Hernando at Crystal River, 6:30
Chamberlain at Jefferson, 6:30
Bradenton Saint Stephen’s at Bell Creek Academy, 7
River Ridge at Lecanto, 7:30
Boys basketball: Tuesday night rewind — Jan. 18
Sarasota Christian 66, Brandon Academy 54
North Tampa Christian 85, Hernando Christian 62
Tampa Prep 76, Cypress Creek 49
Cambridge Christian 81, Indian Rocks Christian 51
Oldsmar Christian 77, American Collegiate 60
Strawberry Crest 65, Robinson 64
Geneva Classical 74, Faith Christian 16
Wiregrass Ranch 66, Tampa Bay Tech 52
Tampa Catholic 96, Bishop McLaughlin 35
Crystal River 54, Weeki Wachee 46
Calvary Christian 68, Berkeley Prep 59
Hillsborough 76, Armwood 54
Leto 57, Steinbrenner 56
Gibbs 54, Largo 51
Wesley Chapel 71, Pasco 39
Wharton 72, King 54
Bell Creek Academy 84, Seven Rivers Christian 44
Lecanto 68, Nature Coast 38
Universal Academy 61, Foundation Christian 50
Newsome 74, Lennard 41
Durant 70, Riverview 51
Plant 55, Sickles 50
St. Petersburg Catholic 74, Sarasota Military Academy 51
Plant City 63, East Bay 56
Alonso 69, Jefferson 40
Admiral Farragut 89, Pinellas Park 34
Central 82, Hernando 47
Land O’ Lakes 52, River Ridge 44
Bloomingdale 45, Sumner 38
Clearwater Central Catholic 54, Bayshore Christian 47
South Sumter 75, Zephyrhills Christian 58
Springstead 61, Citrus 30
Patel 49, Academy at the Lakes 39
Northside Christian 75, Keswick Christian 36
St. Petersburg 57, Osceola 45
Clearwater 72, Boca Ciega 53
Prime time performers
G/F Jabriel Abdul-Hakim, Jr., Universal Academy: Ended up with 18 points and nine rebounds in a win over Foundation Christian.
W Justin Anderson, Sr., Hillsborough: Led the Terriers with 18 points, seven rebounds and four steals in a win over Armwood.
F Omari Bibbs, Sr., Bell Creek Academy: Finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Seven Rivers Christian.
G J’London Bivens, Fr., Tampa Prep: Had 16 points and three rebounds in a win over Cypress Creek.
G/F Jeremiah Caffey, Fr., Bell Creek Academy: Had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a win over Seven Rivers Christian.
G Jacob Daniels, Fr., Gibbs: Scored a team-high 23 points and had four steals in a win over Largo.
G Derek Delgardo Jr., So., Leto: Had 14 points and five assists in a win over Steinbrenner.
G/F Lazzaro Ford, So., Jefferson: Ended up with a team-high 19 points in a loss to Alonso.
G Tyriq Ghent, Sr., Strawberry Crest: Finished with 21 points in a win over Robinson.
G King Gonzalez Jr., Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Had 11 points, three rebounds, three steals and three assists in a win over Tampa Bay Tech.
G Fahbian Grace, Jr., Patel: Finished with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over Academy at the Lakes.
G Tobias Gunter, Jr., Northside Christian: Led the Mustangs with 24 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Keswick Christian.
G Joel Harrison, Jr., Oldsmar Christian: Scored 17 points in a win over American Collegiate.
G DJ Haynes, Sr., Plant City: Finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a win over East Bay.
F Qu’muar Hobbs, Jr., Leto: Led the Falcons with 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a win over Steinbrenner.
F/G Henry Hurst, Jr., East Lake: Recorded 38 points, six rebounds and three steals in a loss to Canterbury.
G Braylon Jackson, Jr., Oldsmar Christian: Finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a win over American Collegiate.
G Damian Jones, Jr., Plant City: Led the Raiders with 24 points, including six 3-pointers, in a win over East Bay.
G Jermal Jones, 8th, Bell Creek Academy: Recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists in a win over Seven Rivers Christian.
G/F Hayden Jordan, So., Bell Creek Academy: Ended up with 23 points and seven rebounds in a win over Seven Rivers Christian.
G Donovan Kelly, So., Robinson: Had 18 points and six rebounds in a loss to Strawberry Crest.
G C.J. Lee, Sr., Clearwater: Finished with 18 points, seven assists and four steals in a win over Boca Ciega.
F/G Tony Livingston, Sr., King: Recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Wharton.
F Gavin Korth-Loder, Sr., Springstead: Led the Eagles with 11 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Citrus.
G Daniel MacGregor, So., Calvary Christian: Led the Warriors with 23 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and five steals in a win over Berkeley Prep.
G Josh Martin, Sr., Wiregrass Ranch: Led the Bulls with 24 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals in a win over Tampa Bay Tech.
G Michael McLaughlin, Sr., Clearwater: Finished with 18 points and three rebounds in a win over Boca Ciega.
G Sian Morris, Fr., Wesley Chapel: Had 16 points and five rebounds in a win over Pasco.
G Trey Murray, So., Wesley Chapel: Led the Wildcats with 24 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds in a win over Pasco.
G William Ortega, Sr., Hillsborough: Finished with 14 points, three rebounds and three steals in a win over Armwood.
W Antonio Pringley, Jr., Hillsborough: Scored 14 points in a win over Armwood.
C Ronnie Roberts, Sr., Springstead: Finished with 14 points and four rebounds in a win over Citrus.
G/F Hareth Saleh, Sr., Universal Academy: Recorded 14 points, eight rebounds, seven steals and five assists in a win over Foundation Christian.
G Skyler Scull, Jr., Northside Christian: Ended up with 15 points, nine assists and four steals in a win over Keswick Christian.
G Jasiah Taylor, Sr., Strawberry Crest: Recorded 14 points in a win over Robinson.
G/F Jacob Thiel, Jr., East Lake: Had 15 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Canterbury.
F/G Ezekiel Udororh, So., Bell Creek Academy: Finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Academy at the Lakes.
G Austin White, So., Durant: Scored a team-high 20 points in a win over Riverview.
G Chandler White Brooks, So., Tampa Prep: Recorded 18 points and five rebounds in a win over Cypress Creek.
G/F R.J. Wilson, Jr., Hernando: Had 14 points and six rebounds in a loss to Central.
G John Ziegler, Jr., King: Ended up with 18 points and four rebounds in a loss to Wharton.
Wednesday sports schedule — Jan. 19
What to watch
Newsome (12-4) at Bloomingdale (14-5), 8
After starting 4-4, the Wolves have won nine straight. The Bulls are trying to find more consistency after going 3-2 in their last five games.
Blake (8-4) at Leto (14-6), 8
A matchup between two up-and-coming teams. The Yellow Jackets have won four straight, including victories over Freedom and Bloomingdale. The host Falcons, meanwhile, have won eight straight, the biggest coming against Alonso last week.
Alonso (12-5) at Plant (15-4), 8
A rematch from a game the Ravens won 63-59 last month. If the Ravens complete the regular season sweep, they will likely clinch one of the top two spots in the Class 7A, District 6 tournament.
Freedom (9-5) at Hillsborough (13-7), 8
The Patriots are looking to get back on track after going 2-3 in their last five games. The Terriers currently are on a nice run, winning seven straight.
Newsome (14-7) at Bloomingdale (18-3), 6:30
The Wolves are coming off a loss against undefeated Sarasota Riverview on Tuesday. The schedule does not get any easier with a matchup against the Bulls, who have won seven straight.
Brooks DeBartolo (14-4) at Lakewood (11-6), 7
The Phoenix has fared well against Pinellas County teams, beating Clearwater twice and Boca Ciega once. The Spartans are trying to recover after going 1-2 in their last three games, including a loss to Plant this past weekend.
East Lake (12-6) at Northeast (12-6), 7
Both teams have turned things around. The Eagles have won five of their past seven games while the Vikings have won eight of their last nine.
River Ridge at Gulf, 7
Clearwater Central Catholic at Winthrop College Prep, 7
Fivay at Mitchell, 7:30
Tarpon Springs at Clearwater, 7:30
Hollins at St. Petersburg, 7:30
Hudson at Anclote, 7:30
Hernando at Pasco, 7:30
Seminole at Pinellas Park, 7:45
Gibbs at Osceola, 7:45
Countryside at Palm Harbor University, 7:45
Spoto at Durant, 8
Tampa Bay Tech at Sickles, 8
Steinbrenner at Robinson, 8
Chamberlain at King, 8
Plant City at Lennard, 8
Sumner at Brandon, 8
Armwood at Middleton, 8
Newsome at Bloomingdale, 8
Blake at Leto, 8
Gaither at Jefferson, 8
Alonso at Plant, 8
Freedom at Hillsborough, 8
Wharton at Strawberry Crest, 8
St. Petersburg at Universal Academy, 4
Lecanto at Cypress Creek, 5:30
Anclote at Hudson, 6:30
Gulf at Zephyrhills, 7
Countryside at Northeast, 7
Fivay at Crystal River, 7
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney at St. Petersburg Catholic, 7
Land O’ Lakes at Pasco, 7
Leto at Sunlake, 8
Lakewood at Seminole, 8
Robinson at Tarpon Springs, 8
Riverview at Strawberry Crest, 8
Winthrop College Prep at Wiregrass Ranch, 6
Tampa Bay Tech at Sickles, 6:30
Newsome at Bloomingdale, 6:30
Spoto at Durant, 6:30
Steinbrenner at Robinson, 6:30
Sumner at Brandon, 6:30
Wharton at Strawberry Crest, 6:30
Plant City at Lennard, 6:30
Armwood at Middleton, 6:30
Alonso at Plant, 6:30
Gaither at Jefferson, 6:30
Blake at Leto, 6:30
Freedom at Hillsborough, 6:30
Chamberlain at King, 6:30
Brooks DeBartolo at Lakewood, 7
Pasco at Nature Coast, 7
Osceola at Gibbs, 7
East Lake at Northeast, 7
Mitchell at Fivay, 7
Boca Ciega at Largo, 7:45
Largo at Shorecrest, 5
Clearwater Central Catholic at St. Petersburg Catholic, 5
Tampa Prep at Carrollwood Day, 5
Bradenton Saint Stephen’s at Canterbury, 5
Riverview at Strawberry Crest, 6
Lakewood at Seminole, 6
Bishop Mclaughlin at Tampa Catholic, 6
St. Petersburg at Boca Ciega, 6
Leto at Sunlake, 6
Zephyrhills at Fivay, 6:30
Lecanto at Cypress Creek, 7
Robinson at Tarpon Springs, 7
Citrus at Hernando, 7:30
Wesley Chapel at Springstead, 8
Boys basketball player of the week poll – Jan. 10-15
Here are the nominees for the boys basketball player of the week poll. Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Saturday.
G/F Fero Christian, So., Winthrop College Prep: Recorded 21 points and five rebounds in a win over Berkeley Prep.
G Derek Delgardo Jr.,, So., Leto: Finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a win over Alonso.
F Gavin Korth-Loder, Sr., Springstead: Averaged 14 points and six rebounds per game in wins over Nature Coast and Weeki Wachee.
G Joshua Lewis, Fr., Blake: Finished with 23 rebounds, 19 points, four blocks, four steals and three assists in a win over Freedom.
G Trevor Parks, Sr., Calvary Christian: Scored 33 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead the Warriors in a win over Tampa Catholic.
G Jason Skinner, Jr., Countryside: Averaged 14 points per game in wins over Largo, St. Petersburg Catholic and Mitchell last week.
G John Ziegler, Jr., King: Averaged 27 points per game in three wins and surpassed the 1,000-point career plateau.
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