Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Indians Roll

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Indians Roll

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LAKELAND -- The Keystone Heights girls basketball team is

finally happy.

With year-long memories of their 1996 semifinal loss still

lingering in their minds, the Indians exorcised their demons by

winning the Class 3A high school championship with a 69-52

victory over Tampa Academy of the Holy Names yesterday at The

Lakeland Center.

"We got our revenge," said senior Elise Moore of the team's

third title in four years. "And yes, it was sweet."

For the previous 34 games this season, all Keystone could think

about was avenging its defeat at the hands of Holy Names in last

year's semifinals.

"A lot of people expected us to win it all this year," said

Monique Cardenas, who led the Indians (31-4) with 21 points and

eight rebounds and was named the Class 3A tournament MVP. "We

wanted to play against Holy Names again and I think that's what

propelled us this far. After last year's loss, winning this one

is a real thrill, this is really sweet. …

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