Local Roundup: Creekside tops Bartram in boys basketball district final

Four St. Johns County boys basketball teams are headed to the playoffs; Flagler College basketball teams split.


Creekside 32

Bartram Trail 30

Creekside won its second straight district title with a gritty win over rival Bartram Trail in the District 4-8A tournament final at Fleming Island. DJ Dumas blocked Xavier Hutchinson’s shot attempt late in the game to secure the win.

J’Michael Plummer led Creekside with 11 points. The senior guard scored six of his team’s seven points in the fourth quarter. Dumas, Noah Lippy and Bobby Kasprzak scored five apiece.

Hutchinson led the Bears (19-7) with 11 points. Ryan Colbert added eight. Creekside (23-4) will host Atlantic Coast on Thursday. Bartram Trail will travel to First Coast. Tipoff for both games is 7 p.m.

Englewood 63

St. Augustine 48

St. Augustine led top seed Englewood 19-16 at the end of the first quarter Friday night, but the host Rams (22-4) held the Yellow Jackets (11-16) to two points in the second quarter to take a 31-21 halftime lead on the way to the District 3-7A title.

Kyrie McMillian led St. Augustine with 13 points. The Jackets travel to Gainesville High on Thursday for a regional quarterfinal.

Palatka 58

Ponte Vedra 52

Jack Johnson blocked 10 shots in the first half and finished with 15 in Ponte Vedra’s loss Friday in the District 5-6A championship game at Matanzas High.

Logan Conway (12 points), Will Mons (12), Reese Russi (11) and Andrew Mathis (10) all scored in double figures for the Sharks. Johnson added eight rebounds, three assists and four points.

The Sharks play Gainesville Eastside on the road in a Region 2-6A quarterfinal Thursday night.


Atlantic Coast 3

Ponte Vedra 2

Michelle Leone and Olivia Zitiello each had two hits and drove in a run for the Sharks.

Zitiello’s RBI single in the second inning tied the game at 1l and gave her four RBIs in two games this season.

The Sharks (0-2) loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh but could not bring in the tying run.

Ponte Vedra pitcher Michelle Holder went the distance. She allowed three runs, struck out five and did not allow a walk.


Saints split

Flagler College (17-7, 14-5 Peach Belt Conference) defeated Francis Marion 64-52 Saturday at Flagler Gymnasium. Post players Tiffany Hodge (15 points) and Tabitha Odabe (11) combined to score 26 points for the Saints.

Odabe grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds and blocked four shots. Malaysia Robinson added 12 points. Francis Marion fell to 14-11, 11-9.

In the men’s game, Cortlin Davis led Flagler (9-15, 6-14) with 15 points and nine rebounds in a 66-58 loss to Francis Marion (18-7, 13-7). Damerit Brown added 13 points for the Saints.

The Saints will play their final home games Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. (women) and 7:30 p.m. (men) against Columbus State.

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