Last night the season came to an end for the Buchholz girls’ basketball team in the FHSAA Class 6A state playoffs.
Visiting Navarre jumped out to a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to a 10-point lead at the half en route to a 45-27 win in the regional semifinals.
Junior Tyra Peterson led the Lady Bobcats with nine points, followed by junior Emonie McCallum with eight points.
Buchholz’s season ends at 15-5 under first-year coach Niya Johnson.
SOCCER – A pair of area teams advanced in the Class 4A boys soccer state playoffs on Wednesday night. The Eastside boys advanced to the next round with a 2-1 win against Titusville. The Santa Fe boys also advanced with a 4-3 win in double overtime against West Florida. However, the Santa Fe girls lost 7-2 to West Florida and had their season come to an end.
Elsewhere in boys soccer action, Class 3A P.K. Yonge’s best season in over a decade came to an end with a 2-1 loss at Bolles (Jacksonville). Gainesville also advanced via forfeit in Class 5A against Matanzas (Palm Coast), and in 6A Columbia (Lake City) battled to a 0-0 tie before falling at Tate (Cantonment), 4-3, on penalty kicks.
COVID CANCELLATION – Due to COVID-19 concerns surrounding the program, The Villages High School boys’ basketball team forfeited tonight’s Class 4A-Region 2 quarterfinal against Eastside (Gainesville). The Rams (21-2) will receive a bye and play the winner of tonight’s Central (Brooksville) at Santa Fe (Alachua) game in Tuesday’s regional semifinals.
Thursday night’s boys’ basketball playoff schedule:
Columbia (Lake City) (18-5) at Tate (Cantonment) (6-19)
Central (Brooksville) (14-12) at Santa Fe (Alachua) (16-5)
Trinity Prep (Winter Park) (7-8) at P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) (14-10)
St. John Paul II (Tallahassee) (8-11) at Saint Francis Catholic Academy (Gainesville) (11-13)
Bell (17-8) at Madison County (11-7)
Hamilton County (Jasper) (8-7) at Trenton (13-14)
Vanguard (Lake Wales) (13-7) at Hawthorne (12-9)
Williston (15-5) at Wildwood (18-7)
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