Gainesville too much for Leesburg, 62-47

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 12:30 a.m.
Leesburg, a final four participant last season, opened the boys basketball game Tuesday with a 12-2 spurt, but Gainesville answered with a 23-6 run of its own to pull away for a 62-47 win.
Phillip Williams led the way with 20 points for the Hurricanes, 11 of which came in the second quarter.
GHS improved to 13-2, while Leesburg fell to 8-6.
  • SANTA FE 100, NEWBERRY 68: Ryan Altenhof led five players in double figures, including three who scored in the 20s, as the Raiders (7-7) rolled Newberry (10-5). Altenhof scored 26 points, while Melvin Patterson scored 21, Randall Walker 20 and Jeff Camps and Jake Hitchcock 12 points apiece.
  • BRONSON 56, THE ROCK 26: William Soto scored 10 points and added three assists and three rebounds to help the Eagles (14-2) bounce back from a scoreless first quarter to a 30-point victory.
  • LAFAYETTE 57, FORT WHITE 46: Lafayette (6-5) outscored Fort White 28-19 in the second half to pull out the win. Senior guard Cedric Reid showed the way with 14 points and 15 rebounds.
  • BRADFORD 68, SUWANNEE 66: Despite a 28-point fourth-quarter effort from Suwannee (5-7), Bradford was able to hold on with the help of a game-high 21 points from Allen Barnes.
  • EASTSIDE 82, PALATKA 32: Gerard Jackson and Tim Shankle led the Rams with 14 points apiece, as Eastside used a 30-point fourth quarter to cruise to the 50-point win.
  • OAK HALL 76, TRENTON 43: Oak Hall (5-6) opened the game with four consecutive three-pointers and never looked back, as James York led the way with 17 points on the night.
  • HAWTHORNE 95, UNION CO. 67: Cornelius Ingram had a game-high 25 points and the Hornets drained eight three-pointers to improve to 12-4.
    Girls basketball
  • CHIEFLAND 73, BELL 21: Sophomore point guard K.K. Matheny led two other players in double figures as Chiefland (9-3) routed Bell. Matheny scored a game-high 25 points, while Kadie Odgen scored 21 points and Fran Carter 19.
  • SANTA FE 73, LEESBURG 42: Senior forward Samantha Hitchcock scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds to help the Raiders to a 28-11 first quarter and the 31-point win.
  • OAK HALL 44, DIXIE COUNTY 41: Kittery Neale had a team-high 12 points and 11 rebounds to help the Eagles (13-3) squeak past Dixie County.
  • GAINESVILLE 66, NORTH MARION 60: Sophomore forward Janelle Gladden took her show on the road and led the Hurricanes in North Marion with 27 points, six rebounds, five steals and an assist.
  • KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 57, BRADFORD 33: Despite a five-point second quarter, the Indians bounced back in the second half with 21 points in the third quarter, led by senior Stephanie Strube, who had a game-high 21 points.
  • HAWTHORNE 50, UNION CO. 40: After opening the game with a scoreless first quarter, the Hornets (6-6) got a 25-point second half from eighth-grader Brianna Fort, and used a 10-0 overtime effort to seal the win.
  • EASTSIDE 64, WILLISTON 42: Eastside (12-2) got a game-high 18 points from Tristan McCray, and three 3-pointers from Katrice Mulbury to ease past Williston.
  • LAFAYETTE 56, FORT WHITE 21: Lafayette (8-4) outscored Fort White 16-4 in the first quarter and never looked back. Lafayette kept Fort White in single-digit scoring in every quarter.
  • BUCHHOLZ 62, BELLEVIEW 34: Buchholz (9-8) got a complete effort from freshman guard Jennifer Hardy, who had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals in the blowout.
    Boys soccer
  • GAINESVILLE 2, SANTA FE: Gainesville (13-6-1) got goals from Brent Witt and Everret Easterling to win its seventh consecutive game.
    Girls soccer
  • OAK HALL 10, HAMILTON CO. 0 : Oak Hall scored at least eight goals for the fourth consecutive game, outscoring its opponents 34-0, while improving to 14-5 on the year. Senior Katie Roark led the way with four goals, while Lizzie Paulus had three assists.
  • KEYSTONE HEIGHTS 6, HAWTHORNE 0: The Keystone (9-6-2) youth led the way as sophomores Angii Francis-Verbeelen and Amanda Collins each had two goals. Senior co-captain Erin Callahan dished out two assists.
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