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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 2 months ago

Rollins takes three straight, Wildcats suffer blowout

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Winter Park basketball highlights
by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

Rollins men’s basketball

After a strong week with three straight wins, the Rollins Tars are back up to 5-5 in the Sunshine State Conference and 11-8 overall. Jeff Merton’s 28 point dominating performance gave the Tars their 91-82 win over Florida Tech on Saturday, with Joey Galvis finding the better half of a triple double with 11 points, eight boards, six assists and four steals.

The Tars are on a road trip this week, playing Florida Southern at press time Wednesday, then heading to Palm Beach Atlantic (8-9, 4-6) Saturday. The Tars return home at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday to host Embry-Riddle (10-7).

Rollins women’s basketball

The lady Tars also won three straight in the past week, blasting Lynn 80-55 before taking down Florida Tech 59-50 Saturday afternoon. Carly McLendon was the big shooter in the blowout game, with 16 points, three rebounds and four blocks. Tianna Rosser picked up a triple double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Tars (11-6, 6-4) will make the same road trip as the men, hitting Florida Southern Wednesday at press time, then heading to Palm Beach Atlantic Saturday, returning home to face Embry-Riddle (13-4) at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday.

Winter Park boys’ basketball

The Wildcats were destroyed by Oak Ridge 98-54 Jan. 20 in their biggest loss of the season. This week they’re at the M.A.I.T. Tournament at Montverde Academy. They face Windermere Prep at 6 p.m. tonight.

Winter Park girls’ basketball

The lady Wildcats are 13-7 overall and 2-3 in the district heading toward their final game of the regular season at 7:15 tonight against New Smyrna Beach (17-3, 11-0). They edged Lake Highland Prep on Tuesday 56-49 after getting out to a 19-10 first quarter lead.

Edgewater boys’ basketball

The Eagles are up to 13-8 overall and 4-3 in the district after taking out Apopka 72-64 Monday night, with Anfernee Simons shooting 21 points while Robert Allen grabbed nine boards and shot 11 points in the process. They host Dr. Phillips at 7:30 p.m.

Edgewater girls’ basketball

After falling 62-33 to Boone on Saturday, the No.1 Eagles (11-14) will face No. 4 Lake Region (0-15) at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 to start the district tournament.

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