Local roundup | St. Petersburg ousts Manatee in Class 8A-District 8 girls basketball tourney

January 30, 2014 

St. Petersburg ousts Manatee girls

The St. Petersburg girls basketball team defeated Manatee for the third time this season, ousting the visiting Hurricanes from the Class 8A-District 8 tournament with a 74-38 victory Wednesday night.

Lazasha Baskins led the Green Devils (21-5) with 19 points. St. Petersburg will meet Palm Harbor University on Friday in the district title game.

Juco basketball

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 67, HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 66 (OT) -- Deonte Hearns turned in 20 points and 20 rebounds and knocked down a pair of free throws with 15.4 seconds left in overtime to lift the visiting Manatees (4-20, 1-3) to their first Suncoast Conference victory.

Larry Keys and Gabriel Dos Santos each scored 13 points for SCF.

Boys basketball

SAINT STEPHEN'S 54, SPRING HILL BISHOP McLAUGHLIN 46 -- Freshman Jordon Murrell scored all 18 of his points after halftime, and the host Falcons went on a 31-7 run to finish the game and beat the Hurricanes.

Saint Stephen's (8-12) trailed by 16 points in the middle of the third quarter when the run began. Omar Sammour added 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Garret Barnes added a spark off the bench, scoring six points.

CARDINAL MOONEY 71, BOOKER 64 -- Ryan McMahon poured in 26 points, and Matt Hueston turned in a double-double as the visiting Cougars moved to 14-8.

Hueston recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Mitch Arimura had seven points and nine rebounds. Nick Peacock contributed eight points.

Andre Johnson knocked in 30 points for the Tornadoes.

-- Herald staff reports

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