Rematches take center stage for boys hoops regional semifinals
| 10:00 a.m. February 13, 2015
The first round of the FHSAA State Playoffs for boy basketball is in the books and three of the four coverage area teams that competed Thursday night have advanced — Central Florida Christian Academy, Dr. Phillips and Windermere Prep all scored big victories on the road in their respective regional quarterfinals.
The resulting regional semifinal matchups, scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m., are all rematches of district championship games from just a week ago.
In Class 2A, CFCA (23-6) will get another shot at Agape (22-3), which defeated the Eagles in the district final, after it cruised past Meadowbrook (Ocala), 53-13.
Dr. Phillips, which defeated top-ranked Evans for a second time this season in its Class 8A Region 1 Quarterfinal, will get a chance to avenge a last-second loss to the Boone Braves on Tuesday on the road. The Braves defeated West Orange, 59-51, ending the Warriors' season.
In Class 3A, Windermere Prep will get an opportunity to see if the fourth time is the charm. The Lakers (19-9) have fell to The First Academy (24-4) in three previous meetings this season, including the 3A-6 Final on Feb. 7, and will travel to take on the Royals one last time. Windermere Prep defeated The Master's Academy (22-5) on Thursday, 75-62.