JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The boys basketball state semifinals are set and five area teams are headed to Lakeland.
Paxon is headed back for a repeat trip after topping Bishop Kenny 69-56 in the Region 1-4A final. Columbia is bound for its first state semifinal appearance since 1968 after edging Daytona Beach Mainland 70-65 in Region 1-6A.
Jackson held off Windermere Prep 54-53 in Region 1-3A and Impact Christian topped Florida A&M 64-62 in Region 1-2A.
Hilliard had already wrapped up its state semifinal berth earlier in the week.
The state semifinals are next week in Lakeland.
(1) Columbia 70, (2) Daytona Beach Mainland 65
(2) Rickards 64, (1) Lee 55
(1) Paxon 69, (2) Bishop Kenny 56
(1) Jackson 54, (2) Windermere Prep 53
(5) Impact Christian 64, (7) Florida A&M 62
Games at RP Funding Center, Lakeland
Wednesday, March 4
Jackson vs. Community School
Saint Andrew’s vs. Chaminade-Madonna
Bayshore Christian vs. Orlando Christian Prep
Impact Christian vs. Schoolhouse Prep
Hilliard vs. Vernon, 2 p.m.
Paxton vs. Hawthorne, 4 p.m.
Thursday, March 5
Columbia vs. Dillard
East Lake vs. Bartow
Paxon vs. Stranahan
Pensacola Catholic vs. Lake Highland Prep