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Joe Ferolito Column: Boys’ High School Hoops Scoop

Boys’ High School Hoops Scoop


The Scorpions got a couple of payback wins last week, defeating foes they had lost to earlier in the season.

Tuesday, Crossroad clipped Madison 47-44 getting balanced scoring from Jeremiah Outley (13), Dedric Streeter (11), Jamal Dixon (9) and Jaylen Martin (8).

Streeter, Dixon and Martin also controlled the boards with Streeter pulling down 11 caroms, and Dixon and Martin claiming seven each.

Friday, the Scorpions went to Gadsden County High and clamped down on the Jaguars 50-37 with Dixon having a 15-point, 11-rebound night,

Streeter posted a 14- point, eight-rebound game, and Martin contributed 12 points and six rebounds.

Paul Matthews scored 14 for Gadsden.

Crossroad met Tallavana in District 1-2A Tournament action Tuesday at Munroe.

A win by the Scorpions would put them in tomorrow (Friday) night’s final against the winner of Munroe and Aucilla.


The Jaguars lost to Mosley on Tuesday and Leon Saturday.

In the Tuesday game, played in Panama City, Gadsden squandered a 14- point lead and lost 70-68 near the buzzer.

Jimmy Hester and Jabari Harris scored 16 points each to head the Jaguar effort.

Gadsden then lost to Leon at home, 62-47. Harris scored 16 in that game and B.J. Corker added 11.

The Jaguars hosted the 2-5A tournament Tuesday night and met Taylor County in first-round play.

The winner of that game will meet the Marianna-Florida High winner for the district championship at 7 p.m. tomorrow night (Friday) in the Jaguar Gym.


The Bobcats lost their final regular-season game to Wewahitchka 80-47 at homeThursday night.

Max Reinhard and Jaddon Derico notched 13 points each to lead Munroe.

The Bobcats played Aucilla Tuesday in first-round district 1-2A play.

The winner of that game will play the Tallavana-Crossroad winner for the district championship Friday at 7 p.m. at Munroe.


The Lion were the heavy underdogs in first-round district action against Crossroad Charter at Munroe on Tuesday night

By Joe Ferolito