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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - Rollins College's Sam Philpott drives to the basket during a 97-78 loss to Embry-Riddle Wednesday night.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 5 months ago

Rollins men's basketball streak snapped

But ladies continue streak
by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

Rollins men’s basketball

A wild 97-78 loss to Embry Riddle Wednesday night snapped the men's team's winning streak in punishing fashion, as they watched the Eagles stretch out a double-digit lead early then run away. Jakobi Bonner scored 20 points in the loss.

Sam Philpott led the Tars again with 20 points in an 80-72 win over Palm Beach Atlantic Saturday, stretching them to five straight wins before the streak snapped.

Coming up for the Tars (13-9, 7-5), they travel to face Eckerd (14-6, 7-4) at 4 p.m. Saturday, then back home to host Nova Southeastern (5-14, 2-8) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.

Rollins women’s basketball

The lady Tars are on a six-game tear after outlasting Embry Riddle with a 52-50 win Wednesday and blasting Palm Beach Atlantic 75-65 over the weekend, making it 23 wins in 24 tries against PBA. Tianna Rosser led four Tars who scored in the double digits. She picked up a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Rollins hits the road this weekend to face a dominant Eckerd (17-3, 10-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday, then returns Wednesday to host Nova Southeastern (13-7, 9-3) for a 5:30 p.m. tipoff.

Winter Park boys’ basketball

The Wildcats couldn’t chase down Lehigh in the final quarter, falling 63-61 Saturday night, dropping to 9-14 overall and 2-3 in district play. That sets them up for a final scheduled game at Dr. Phillips (13-6, 3-1) before the Wildcats host Lake Nona in the district tournament next week.

Winter Park girls’ basketball

The lady Wildcats were 14-7 overall heading into their showdown against Colonial on Wednesday night at press time, with hopes of making it deeper into the district tournament.

Edgewater boys’ basketball

The Eagles (16-8, 4-2) blew out Olympia 79-55 Tuesday night thanks to Frank Foreman slamming home 28 points with 61 percent accuracy on the night. They host West Orange (13-9, 2-5) at 7 p.m. this Friday. The Eagles host the district tournament next week.

Edgewater girls’ basketball

Eriana Taylor posted up 22 points in a 73-3 blowout on Lake Region’s home court at the district tournament opener Tuesday night. The Eagles, who were flawless in district play, have just one game to go for the district championship, versus the winner of Auburndale or Lake Gibson, at 7 p.m. Friday at Lake Region.

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