published: Sunday, January 20, 2013
By DAN HOEHNE
It was a mix and match Thursday and Friday in area prep basketball action with wins and losses going every which way.
Lake Placid's Lady Dragons rolled to double-digit wins on the road both nights, running past Okeechobee by 22 Thursday and topping Avon Park 51-37 Friday night.
Fresh off seeing senior Alex Coyne score her 1,000th career point Monday night, Lake Placid came out on fire against the Lady Brahmans, with an 18-2 first-quarter tilt setting the tone for the game.
The Dragons then made it a regular-season sweep against the county and district rival Red Devils to remain unbeaten in district play.
Another county sweep went the other way Friday, as the Avon Park boys got their second win of the season over Lake Placid.
After escaping with a three-point win in a December contest, the Devils cruised to a 34-17 halftime lead Friday on their way to a less tense victory and keep their own district record unblemished.
The Lady Blue Streaks took one on the chin Thursday, losing a late lead against district front-runner Winter Haven and taking a three-point loss, 42-39.
But rather than have a let-down effort the following night, they took out their frustrations on an overmatched, visiting Lake Gibson squad by a whopping 63-16 count.
The Sebring boys weren't as fortunate Friday as, after a near upset at Winter Haven Tuesday, the road weary Blue Streaks didn't have much to offer in a 21-point loss at Lake Gibson.
The Blue Streaks travels continue Monday at DeSoto before getting a long-awaited for home date Tuesday against Kathleen.
The Lady Streaks next travel to Frostproof while the Lady Dragons will be hosting Riverdale, both on Tuesday, and the Green Dragon boys are off until a Friday contest at Okeechobee.
The Lady Red Devils travel to George Jenkins Thursday and the boys are off until a Monday, Jan. 28, game at Sebring.
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