Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PREP BASKETBALL; Bowers Hits for 27, but Eagles Lose

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PREP BASKETBALL; Bowers Hits for 27, but Eagles Lose

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James Bowers pumped in 27 points, but it wasn't enough as visiting Lee held off Fleming Island 52-48 in a District 6-4A boys game Wednesday.

Aaron Wilson scored 10 points for the hosts, who still are looking to capture the second-year school's first win in boys basketball. The loss put the Golden Eagles at 0-3 on the year.

ST. JOSEPH NIPS SPARTANS

Episcopal's boys team beat St. Johns Country Day 54-26 Wednesday, two nights after visiting St. Joseph Academy held off a late St. Johns rally to win 50-47.

St. Joseph's win overshadowed a 16-point performance by Blake Brown, who helped lead St. Johns back into contention after the Spartans fell behind by as many as 10 points in the second half.

The two losses left St. Johns with a 1-4 record.

EVERETT PACES RIDGEVIEW

The Ridgeview boys team picked up its first win of the year, edging Lee 62-60 in a District 6-4A game on Tuesday.

Joseph Everett scored a team-high 17 points and Andy Rhoden finished with 15 as the Panthers took a 10-point halftime lead and hung on after being outscored 22-14 in the third quarter.

The victory leaves Ridgeview at 1-1 in the district and 1-2 overall. Lee dropped to 2-2 and 2-1.

WIN PUTS CLAY AT 3-1

Clay's boys team won its third game in four starts with a 51-48 victory over West Nassau in a non-district game Tuesday.

Dayton Lauderdale and Damon Pifer each had 13 points to lead the Blue Devils, who jumped off to a 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter but were outscored 26-16 in the final period.

The loss left West Nassau with an 0-3 record.

FERNANDINA DROPS RAIDERS

Fernandina Beach outscored Orange Park's boys team 19-12 in a deciding fourth quarter to hand the Raiders their first loss of the year, 58-52 on Tuesday.

The non-district win gave Fernandina a 2-2 record while Orange Park slipped to 3-1.

Mark Marlar and Landan Talley were the only two Raiders in double figures with 17 and 10 points respectively. …

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