Area tourney may undergo a late schedule change
Published: Friday, January 20, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 20, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
It's been a week of scrambling for Buchholz boys basketball coach Bob Horodyski.
With St. Georges (Bahamas) pulling out of this weekend's Bobcat Shootout, Horodyski has been calling just about everywhere to find a replacement.
"Unfortunately, no luck so far," Horodyski said.
The Bobcat Shootout was scheduled to include Shores Christian versus Buchholz today at 7:30 p.m., and five varsity games and a JV game Saturday, beginning at 11:45 a.m.
However, St. Georges' withdrawal may force a schedule change.
Horodyski said if he can't find a new opponent for Columbia at 3:15 p.m., he will pull his team out and move the Tigers into the Bobcats' scheduled game with Mount Dora, originally set for 6:45 p.m.
That also would change the event's start time to 1:30 p.m. (when the JV game would take place) with Gainesville facing Tampa Middleton at 3:15 p.m., P.K. Yonge meeting Longwood Lyman at 5 p.m., Columbia taking on Mount Dora at 6:45 p.m. and Winter Springs facing Santa Fe in the 8:30 p.m. nightcap.
If a replacement is found, the original schedule likely will be in effect with GHS-Middleton tipping off at 1:30 p.m., Columbia playing the new entry at 3:15 p.m. and the Bobcats meeting Mount Dora at 6:45 p.m. The other two games would not have time changes.
Horodyski said he is hoping to find a replacement by early today.
Southern California football coach Pete Carroll attended this week's boys basketball game between Newberry and host Union County. He was there as part of his recruitment of Tigers' running back C.J. Spiller, The Gainesville Sun's 2005 small-school player of the year and one of the nation's top uncommitted prospects. Carroll also had an in-home visit Tuesday night, according to Union County coach Buddy Nobles. Spiller, also a guard on the basketball team, has said USC, Florida State, Florida and Miami (in no particular order) are his final four.
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