Land O’ Lakes (20-4) at Bloomingdale (24-5), 7
Both teams are enjoying dream seasons. The Gators have won seven of their last eight games. The host Bulls are 13-2 in their last 15 games with the two losses coming by a combined three points.
|Category||Land O’ Lakes||Bloomingdale|
|Points per game||Jaylin Neder, 21.6||Joline Raposo, 10.5|
|Rebounds per game||Nidgi Schnaeidr, 8.0||Meolody Womack, 6.6|
|Assists per game||Nathalie Santana, 3.5||Joline Raposo, 3.0|
|Steals per game||Naylin Neder, 4.5||Joline Raposo, 4.1|
|Blocks per game||Naylin Neder, 1.5||Kyrstin Wolff, 0.9|
Clearwater (20-6) at Punta Gorda Charlotte (18-8), 7
The Tornadoes are trying to reach the state semifinals for the second straight season. Clearwater, ranked No. 7 in the class by MaxPreps, has won eight straight, all by nine or more points. The Tarpons are No. 2 in the class, have won each of their last four games by 13 or more points.
|Category||Clearwater||Punta Gorda Charlotte|
|Points per game||Liv Fuller, 17.8||D’yanis Jimenez, 15.6|
|Rebounds per game||Liv Fuller, 7.6||D’yanis Jimenez, 6.2|
|Assists per game||Ace Sturdivant, 4.6||Aryana Hicks, 4.0|
|Steals per game||Kyleigh Welsh, 3.7||Aryana Hicks, 3.8|
|Blocks per game||Kyleigh Welsh, 2.0||D’yanis Jimenez, 0.9|
Carrollwood Day (20-9) at Sarasota Cardinal Mooney (17-6), 7
This is a rematch from a meeting the Cougars won 63-46. The Patriots got past their biggest postseason test, rallying from a second half deficit to knock off defending state semifinalist Brooks DeBartolo in the last round of the playoffs. Now they get a chance to exact revenge against Cardinal Mooney, the top-ranked team in the class according to MaxPreps.
|Category||Carrollwood Day||Sarasota Cardinal Mooney|
|Points per game||Kayanti Burden, 13.4||Olivia Davis, 16.3|
|Rebounds per game||Leighann Hanley, 7.7||Jordyn Byrd, 9.5|
|Assists per game||Kayanti Burden, 4.1||Olivia Davis, 3.3|
|Steals per game||Leah Barnes, 3.5||Natalie Mercadante, 1.3|
|Blocks per game||Leah Barnes, 1.3||Jordyn Byrd, 1.6|
Keswick Christian (20-9) at Naples St. John Neumann (21-5), 7
This is the fourth time in the last five seasons the Crusaders have advanced to the region finals. Their success is due in large part to their balance with five players who have scored than 20 points in a game this season.
|Category||Keswick Christian||Naples St. John Neumann|
|Points per game||Ava Graham, 16.5||Leah Martin-Gonzales, 18.2|
|Rebounds per game||Sydney Jackwin, 8.5||Sophia McCartney, 13.1|
|Assists per game||Sydney Jackwin, 4.9||Elise Flannery, 2.9|
|Steals per game||Sydney Jackwin, 5.0||Leah Martin-Gonzales, 5.0|
|Blocks per game||Sydney Melcher, 0.8||Sophia McCartney, 2.3|