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February 6, 2013

Basketball: Suwannee hosts district tournament

Live Oak — The Class 5A District 2 boys’ district basketball tournament will be hosted by Suwannee High School for the first time in many years. Play begins Friday.    


Suwannee (17-5) will face Wakulla County (8-17) in the semifinal game at 7 p.m. Friday. The winner will advance to the championship game Saturday night at 7 p.m. to play Rickards High School (12-6, Maxpreps.com).


The ‘Dogs and Rickards both enter the tournament with a 3-1 district record.  Suwannee beat the Raiders at home by nearly 20 points a few weeks ago, in contrast to the one-point loss by the ‘Dogs in Tallahassee earlier in the season.  However, instead of the head-to-head point difference determining the tournament seed, it was determined by a coin toss. Antiquated and unfair? 

Perhaps, but either way, the ‘Dogs will now have to fight their way up the chain this weekend to win the tournament.


But that is nothing new for this team of tough “under-Dogs,” who are ready to play in front of their home crowd. Suwannee’s roster - as few as seven players at one time during this season - is made up of kids who have had nothing handed to them. After losing many of the team’s experienced players before and during this year’s season, Live Oak’s varsity boys have still delivered another explosive season.


All tickets are $6 with no passes except FHSAA State Series passes.

Team previews



Wakulla
 County

Wakulla County comes into the tournament as the lowest seed, but don’t be fooled by their record. The team has improved dramatically in past weeks, and has expanded their roster.

Wakulla combines a physical inside game and a precise senior shooting guard with a deep bench for subs and will be no easy win for the ‘Dogs.

Rickards


Rickards comes to town as the defending district champion. Rickards has played a tougher schedule overall this year, and most of their points have come from their dominating front court (forwards and center). But, look for them to pull a few tricks out and go hard at the Suwannee inside defenders with a deeper bench and several good ball handlers as facilitators.

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