Alonso to meet Robinson
TAMPA - Three players scored in double figures as the host Alonso High boys basketball team beat King, 68-35, to advance to the Buffalo Wild Wings Holiday Classic title game. Robinson (10-2) defeated Armwood, 74-57, in the other semifinal and plays Alonso (8-5) at 5:30 p.m. today for the crown. "We were focused today after being sloppy (Tuesday)," Alonso coach Todd Price said. "This is important because (the tournament) is at our place and it helps build momentum." Christopher Malachi led Alonso with 17 points, Gregory Robinson had 16 and Efren Urena added 14.Robinson made four 3-pointers and Alonso raced to a 17-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Ravens forced 14 King turnovers in the first half, including eight in the second quarter and took a 31-11 lead at halftime. King turned the ball over 27 times in the game. Jaron Fleming, Mike Shoemaker and Brandon Enix scored six points each for King. Alonso outrebounded King, 31-24, and Alonso's Wesley Norwood had a game-high 12 rebounds. Shoemaker and Tavares Sanders each had six rebounds for King. Robinson's Tre Leonard scored a game-high 24 and had eight rebounds. Robinson led, 38-26, at halftime and Armwood never pulled any closer. Mike Cholas added 13 points and Reggie Henderson scored 10 for the winners. Zarko Stojakovic led Armwood with 21 points and Marcus Hill scored 19. Stojakovic also had eight rebounds.