Cocoa Tigers Prep Basketball Advances to Regional Final, Defeats MCC 72-57
By Jordan Rocco // February 27, 2019
Tigers win streak extends to five games
ABOVE VIDEO: The Cocoa Tigers convincingly defeated the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers 72-57 in the Regional Semifinal round of the Class 5A State Championship tournament.
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Tigers defeated the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers 72-57 in the Regional Semifinal of the Class 5A State Championship tournament.
The Tigers (13-15) continued their dominance this postseason with a statement win over the Melbourne Central Catholic after the Tigers never trailed the Hustlers Tuesday night.
The win over MCC has now extended the Cocoa win streak to five games.
ABOVE VIDEO: The Tigers continued their dominance in the post season with a statement win over the Melbourne Central Catholic Hustlers. From start to finish the Tigers led the Hustlers.
A big part of the Tigers success has been ball movement and getting stops on defense. Cocoa’s guards, Jamariyae Robinson and Samarion Bryant, each played an essential part for the Tigers defense and offense.
Freshman Jamariyae Robinson recorded 14 points, while senior Latrell Pace led the team with 17 points and was selected as the Friday Night Locker Room Player of the game.
The matchup Tuesday night was the third matchup between Cocoa and Melbourne Central Catholic this season with the Tigers taking the series 2-1.
The Tigers will now advance the Regionals Finals where they face off against the Villages Charter (22-7) on Friday, March 1, at Cocoa High School.
Villages Charter’s leading scorer is Florida Gator signee Tre Mann.
Should the Tigers win Friday night, they will advance to the Final Four of the Class 5A State Championship tournament in Lakeland.
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