Dismal Fourth Quarter Dooms Winter Park
Mar 6, 2009
By: Robert Sumpter
The second semifinal of the class 6A championship featured a rematch of two familiar foes as the Orlando Olympia Titans faced off against the Winter Park Wildcats.
In their first meeting,
We have been waiting four years for this moment. Last year we lost because I feel we lost focus. We read all of the news clippings and figured we would automatically be in the finals. This entire season we took every game one at a time and now we are one game away. Said Olympia Titans Guard Martell Buie, who finished with a game high 25 points.
The game was close throughout as both teams was able to make shots and make runs.
The game seemed as if the Titans were going to run away with it early in the second half as the Titans broke a 30-30 tie with a 9-0 run to begin the third quarter.
Thatís when the Titans took over. Led by Buieís 10 points in the fourth quarter, the Titans simply shut down
Thatís their experience showing. This was the second time we felt that we had them and we came up short. We lost our focus and stop doing what we were doing the in the first three quarters of the game. We will definitely take this game and use it to make us a better team in the future.
The Titans will now face off against Miami Coral Reef in Saturdayís 6A final. Coral Reef defeated Santaluces 68-48 in the first semifinal game.
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