'Cats, Eagles, Tars
Rollins men’s basketball
The Tars bounced back from four straight losses with a 59-47 thrashing of Palm Beach Atlantic Jan. 7. That came courtesy of three Rollins players shooting into the double digits, while Joey Galvis got the better half of a triple double with 10 points, five rebounds and six steals. The Tars were 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the Sunshine State Conference before they played Nova Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale Wednesday at press time. They’ll cross the state to Saint Leo next, on Saturday, before returning to host Lynn (8-5, 3-3) next Wednesday.
Rollins women’s basketball
The lady Tars share the men’s woes of an up-and-down season, clinging to a 7-6 record and 3-3 in conference play. Their back-to-back losses to Florida Southern and Embry-Riddle didn’t help things in the past week, particularly a last-second 64-63 downing by the Eagles at home.
Tampa (10-3, 5-1) will come to town for a 2 p.m. Saturday tip-off, fresh off a 69-63 edging of Saint Leo.
Winter Park boys basketball
The Wildcats climbed out of a deep hole in the past two weeks, taking four straight wins to vault them back into the win column, their last coming courtesy of a 72-63 win over Clearwater on Jan. 6 in the Spectrum Sports Shootout.
At 7:30 p.m. tonight the Boone Braves come to town. They’re 11-6 overall after blasting Winter Springs 66-45.
Winter Park girls basketball
The lady Wildcats are on a roll with five straight wins spanning since before the holiday break. They blasted Cypress Creek Jan. 9 with a 58-29 blowout.
They’ll travel to Boone Friday, but return home to host Jones at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Edgewater boys basketball
The Eagles are 10-5 after a rollercoaster start to January, destroying Lake Region 82-23 on Tuesday. They host Auburndale (9-6) at 7 p.m. tonight, Jan. 12.
Edgewater girls basketball
The same night the boys were whipping Lake Region, the girls (10-12) won 74-14 over the same school. They’ll head to Auburndale tonight, then Wekiva Friday, before returning home at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday.