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Two years ago CovCath flew to Florida for this same tournament, won it, and came home to win the Sweet 16 for the 1st time ever. One win away from the first part of that equation being equalled. The host school, Riverview, would make for a mighty challenge if they make the Finals.

 

I am told Riverview is #1 in the large school division.

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Two years ago CovCath flew to Florida for this same tournament, won it, and came home to win the Sweet 16 for the 1st time ever. One win away from the first part of that equation being equalled. The host school, Riverview, would make for a mighty challenge if they make the Finals.

 

True, although that team in 2014 was MUCH, MUCH different than this years (not that you implied differently).

 

But it's true, this tournament is where the 2014 team really "gelled" and came together. Beating Riverview in overtime was the turning point for the team in 2014.

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Rams get shot at Colonels in final

 

This time, Riverview will get its shot at Covington Catholic.

 

The Riverview High boys basketball team ran away from Cardinal Mooney in the second half to post a 75-49 victory in the second semifinal of the Suncoast Holiday Classic on Tuesday night in front of a large gathering at the RHS Gymnasium.

 

The Rams will play Kentucky’s Covington Catholic in the championship game. The Colonels blitzed Fort Myers, 79-45, in the first semifinal.

 

Tipoff is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Wednesday.

 

COVINGTON CATHOLIC (KY.) 79 FORT MYERS 45

 

The Colonels snapped a 13-13 tie with the final 12 points of the first quarter and never looked back.

 

Junior Cole VonHandorf, a 6-foot-2 left-handed shooting guard, outscored the Green Wave in the first eight minutes, scoring 15 points, nine on 3-pointers.

 

The run extended into the second quarter, when Covington Catholic tallied the first seven points to make it a 19-0 spurt.

 

Fort Myers senior Liam Guerin ended the streak with a 3-pointer with 5:48 remaining before halftime to make it 32-16.

 

With VonHandorf scoring 23, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, the Colonels went into the locker room at halftime with a 48-24 advantage. Covington Catholic, an all-boys school with an enrollment of 603, shot 19-for-33 (57 percent) from the floor in the first half, including 7-for-10 3-pointers.

 

VonHandorf finished with 29 points and seven assists, as 11 Covington Catholic players scored. The Colonels (8-3) made 10-of-21 from beyond the arc in the game and out rebounded Fort Myers, 43-35.

 

Senior center Connor Jenkins led the Green Wave (9-5) with 20 points, the only Fort Myers player in double figures in scoring. He also grabbed six rebounds, matching Guerin for team high.

 

The Colonels started a running clock by opening a 35-point margin with 1:39 left.

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And they already live on vacation, so where are they going over the break anyway. All 3K should be there.

 

Especially since their team is #1 in Florida in the big school division, as well as #1 in all classes. You would think the support for that group, at home, with a zillion kids roaming the halls, would be hearty and robust.

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Especially since their team is #1 in Florida in the big school division, as well as #1 in all classes. You would think the support for that group, at home, with a zillion kids roaming the halls, would be hearty and robust.

Maybe they have their own crazies.

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