LISTEN: Holy Trinity, MCC Set To Tip-Off For State Regional Semifinals In Boys Basketball
By Alan Zlotorzynski // February 21, 2017
Tigers have won 11 of past 13, MCC District champs
ABOVE VIDEO: For the 29th time since 2006 and the fourth time this year, the Holy Trinity Tigers and Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers will tip-off on the basketball court tonight at 7 p.m. at MCC.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For the 29th time since 2006 and the fourth time this year, the Holy Trinity Tigers and Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers will tip-off on the basketball court tonight at 7 p.m. at MCC.
Space Coast Daily and the Friday Night Locker Room’s Alan Zlotorzynski will broadcast (audio only) the contest on Space Coast Daily.com and SCD TV on Facebook Live.
The Tigers enter tonight’s contest having won both regular season matchups this year and 11 of the past 13 meetings between the two schools.
However, MCC came away with the one that mattered most, at least until tonight, when they defeated Holy Trinity, 68-66 just 11 days ago, to claim the District 5A 7 championship at Cocoa High School.
MCC trailed by as many as 12 in the first quarter but scratched and clawed their back following a timeout in which head coach Rob Terry told his team, “You can’t lose games in the first quarter.”
Terry’s words turned out to be true as junior point guard Caleb Price buried a clutch three with under a minute to play to put the Hustlers ahead for good.
During the regular season contests, Holy Trinity defeated MCC by scores of 66-65 and 57-49.
In this very game, last year, the Class 4A State Regional Semifinals, Holy Trinity needed overtime to oust MCC, 70-68.
ABOVE VIDEO: Alan Zlotorzynski speaks with MCC head coach Rob Terry following his teams 68-66 win in the District 5A-7 finals just 11 days ago.
The Hustlers led inside the final minute but the Tigers Jashaun Corbin scored as time expired.
Holy Trinity advanced all the way to the Class 4A State Championship ame before falling to Jacksonville Bolles 46-39.
Thw winner of tonight’s contest will face the winner of Villages and Windemere Prep in the Regional Finals in Friday.
The Melbourne Bulldogs (23-5) are also home tonight as the host Hagerty (18-13) from Oviedo in Class 8A action.
ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Sports Hall of Famer Orville Susong speaks with Holy Trinity’s Jashaun Corbin following the Tigers 66-65 home win on Jan 20.
Titusville (26-2) will also host a regional semifinal tonight, as head coach Chris Bainbridge and his Terriers welcome in the Leesburg Yellow Jackets, who are 19-6 on the season.
Stay tuned to Space Coast Daily for updates and of course the Friday Night Locker Room Broadcast of tonight’s MCC and Holy Trinity contest on Space Coast Daily.
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