Saint Leo basketball off to strong start
The Saint Leo Lions pushed their record to 6-2 after a come-from-behind 91-89 victory over Florida Southern on Dec. 2. The win follows a 76-63 loss to Clayton on Nov. 29 and means the Lions still haven’t lost two games in row this season.
Their success is showing up in the rankings as well. In the Division II Sports Information Directors of America South Region poll (released before the victory over Florida Southern), Saint Leo was ranked seventh. At the time, Florida Southern was ranked fifth.
Bulldogs win first four in prep basketball
Starting the season with a four-game winning streak is good. Taking all four games against district opponents is even better.
The Zephyrhills Bulldogs boys basketball team ran its record to 4-0 after an 84-63 victory over Hudson on Dec. 1. Because all four games were against district opponents, they now sit atop Class 5A-8 with the same record.
Most of the contests haven’t been close. Aside from a 38-37 victory over Wesley Chapel on Nov. 24, Zephyrhills has won all of its games by more than 20 points.
Sunlake perfect after first 10 matches in boys soccer
The Sunlake Seahawks have reached the state final four in each of the past three seasons. If they want to make it four in a row, they’re going about it the right way.
With a 7-0 victory over Land O’ Lakes Dec. 2, Sunlake made it a perfect 10-for-10 to start the season. And aside from a 5-2 win at River Ridge on Nov. 11, no team has even scored on them. They hold a 62-2 goals advantage through their first 10 games, as well as an 8-0 record in Class 3A-8 play.