BRADENTON — Booker and Braden River high schools battled to the buzzer as the visiting Tornadoes beat the Pirates 59-56.
Booker’s David Burns hit a layup with 10 seconds to go to give the Tornadoes (8-5) the lead for good, and Eunique Arnold’s two free throws sealed the victory for Booker.
Braden River’s Isaiah Garrett had given the Pirates the lead with 14 seconds left before Burns’ final bucket.
Bryan Hudson led Booker with 22 points.
Leading scorers for Braden River (7-8) were Deondrick Bacon (20) and Deoni Cason (15).