Boys’ basketball ends with regional quarterfinal loss

The boys’ basketball team fell to Santa Fe Catholic 49-42 Thursday in the Class 3A, Region 3 quarterfinals in Lakeland. The Crimson Hawks (13-10) scored first and never looked back, holding off several West Shore rallies.

Santa Fe led 29-19 at the half and appeared to be pulling away until junior C.J. Coyle hit his second 3-point shot as the third quarter ended. Coyle’s shot pulled the Wildcats (15-9) to within 6, the closest margin for the remainder of the night.

Santa Fe (13-10) will next travel to Holy Trinity Episcopal on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals. Holy Trinity advanced with a 63-58 victory over Lakeland Christian on Thursday night.

Roar staff report