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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 11 years ago


by: Isaac Babcock Managing Editor

It's district time for Winter Park's boys basketball team, which is carrying a 12-game winning streak into the playoffs. Coming off big wins against Olympia and Pine Crest in their last week of the regular season, the Wildcats are poised to take their district by storm.

With an undefeated record against teams that would factor into their postseason picture, the Wildcats have one of their strongest seasons ever so far. They're 21-4 overall and 8-0 in the district heading into district championship play.

Thanks to district scheduling, the Cats' first game against East River, played Tuesday night at press time, had the potential to be one of their easiest. The only other time the Cats played the Falcons, they won one of the biggest blowouts in team history — 80-28.

On the other end of the District 6A-4 ladder, Edgewater (22-3, 6-1) looks to be the top contender to reach the championship game on Saturday. That could mean two state-ranked teams battling it out for the top spot in the district, and better dibs on games in the regional championship.

In that potential matchup, the Cats have a big edge over the Eagles. In the two teams' only meeting this year on Jan. 6, the Cats trounced the Eagles 59-38, holding them to single digit scoring in the first and last quarter. And they did it on Edgewater's home court, where they'll be for the duration of the district tournament.

Saturday night at 7 p.m. the Wildcats will know their fate.

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