Rivers Hot Shooting Leads Wilcats Past the Bears
Feb 19, 2010
Playing in front of a capacity crowd of close to 2000 people, which included Duke University Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski,
The game was touted as the top first round game in the state putting the state’s top two teams in the final ranking against each other.
Winter Springs got off to an early lead forcing
Rivers actually missed his first shot attempt badly from three point range but wouldn’t miss another shot until his 60 foot heave to end the half which barely missed off the rim.
“I just get in one of those zones sometimes where everything is falling. My teammates did a great job of getting me the ball.” Rivers said.
In the second half, Winter Springs was able to get within 12 points by fouling the Wildcats and sending them to the line. A strategy that worked the previous week in Edgewater’s upset victory of
Putting the ball in Rivers hand down the stretch, he went 10-11 from the line in the fourth quarter putting the Bears away.
Winter Springs season ends with the schools best three year stretch. Senior Luis Jacobo led the Bears with 18 points while senior Daniel Kuhl added 11.
Winter Park now travels to Edgewater for a rematch of their District final.
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