Girls basketball: Region final breakdown — Feb. 18

Class 6A

2022 Girls Basketball State Tournament 6A

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. 

Stat leaders

CategoryLand O’ LakesBloomingdale
Points per gameJaylin Neder, 21.6Joline Raposo, 10.5
Rebounds per gameNidgi Schnaeidr, 8.0Meolody Womack, 6.6
Assists per gameNathalie Santana, 3.5Joline Raposo, 3.0
Steals per gameNaylin Neder, 4.5Joline Raposo, 4.1
Blocks per gameNaylin Neder, 1.5Kyrstin Wolff, 0.9

Class 5A

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. 

Stat leaders

CategoryClearwaterPunta Gorda Charlotte
Points per gameLiv Fuller, 17.8D’yanis Jimenez, 15.6
Rebounds per gameLiv Fuller, 7.6D’yanis Jimenez, 6.2
Assists per gameAce Sturdivant, 4.6Aryana Hicks, 4.0
Steals per gameKyleigh Welsh, 3.7Aryana Hicks, 3.8
Blocks per gameKyleigh Welsh, 2.0D’yanis Jimenez, 0.9

Class 3A

2022 Girls Basketball State Tournament 3A

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. 

Stat leaders

CategoryCarrollwood DaySarasota Cardinal Mooney
Points per gameKayanti Burden, 13.4Olivia Davis, 16.3
Rebounds per gameLeighann Hanley, 7.7Jordyn Byrd, 9.5
Assists per gameKayanti Burden, 4.1Olivia Davis, 3.3
Steals per gameLeah Barnes, 3.5Natalie Mercadante, 1.3
Blocks per gameLeah Barnes, 1.3Jordyn Byrd, 1.6

Class 2A

2022 Girls Basketball State Tournament 2A

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. 

Stat leaders

CategoryKeswick ChristianNaples St. John Neumann
Points per gameAva Graham, 16.5Leah Martin-Gonzales, 18.2
Rebounds per gameSydney Jackwin, 8.5Sophia McCartney, 13.1
Assists per gameSydney Jackwin, 4.9Elise Flannery, 2.9
Steals per gameSydney Jackwin, 5.0Leah Martin-Gonzales, 5.0
Blocks per gameSydney Melcher, 0.8Sophia McCartney, 2.3