FHSAA Tuesday boys basketball playoffs tip ahead of state soccer, girls basketball

FHSAA Tuesday boys basketball playoffs tip ahead of state soccer, girls basketball

Regional top seeds Colonial, Jones, Olympia, Orlando Christian Prep, Wekiva and Windermere Prep lead the list of 17 Orlando area boys basketball teams playing Florida High School Athletic Association region semifinal games on Tuesday night.

Those games tip off a big high school sports week that includes the girls basketball state tournament in Lakeland and boys and girls soccer state championship games in DeLand.

The soccer finalists are Bishop Moore (girls and boys), East Ridge, Montverde Academy and Trinity Prep.

The girls basketball final four teams are newcomer Kissimmee Gateway and four that reached Lakeland last year: Colonial, Dr. Phillips, Faith Christian and Lake Highland Prep.

Tuesday’s boys basketball winners advance to region finals on Friday night that will again be hosted by higher seeds. That state tournament is March 1-4, also at the RP Funding Center.

Boys basketball

Region semifinal games

(listed with seeding)

7 p.m. starts according to FHSAA

Class 7A Region 1

No. 4 seed Lake Brantley (20-8) at 1 Colonial (22-6)

3 Hagerty (23-5) at 2 Evans (16-10)

Class 7A Region 2

4 Windermere (20-7) at 1 Olympia (26-2)

3 Oak Ridge (17-9) at 2 Lake Worth (22-1)

Class 6A Region 2

5 Viera (17-9) at 1 Wekiva (24-4)

3 Edgewater (17-10) at 2 Lakeland (23-4)

Class 5A Region 2

5 Leesburg (13-12) at 1 Jones (14-11)

3 Tampa Jesuit (22-6) at 2 Auburndale (21-8)

Class 3A Region 1

5 Master’s Academy (22-6) at 1 Jacksonville Providence (26-2)

3 Maclay (24-3) at 2 FSU High School (26-2)

Class 3A Region 2

5 Benjamin (16-10) at 1 Windermere Prep (21-7)

3 King’s Academy (26-1) at 2 Bell Creek Academy (24-4)

Class 2A Region 2

4 Mount Dora Christian (22-6) at 1 Orlando Christian Prep (22-3)

3 Central Florida Christian Academy (18-10) at 2 Victory Christian (24-5)


FHSAA state tournament

At Spec Martin Stadium, DeLand


Class 3A girls championship game

Montverde (14-2-2) vs. NSU School (15-3-3), 4 p.m.

Class 4A girls final

Bishop Moore (19-2-3) vs. American Heritage Delray Beach (14-1-1), 7 p.m.


Class 3A boys championship game

Trinity Prep (14-2-1) vs. NSU School (19-1-1), 4 p.m.

Class 4A boys championship game

Bishop Moore (23-2-1) vs. Gulliver Prep (15-4-2), 7 p.m.


Class 7A boys championship game

East Ridge (18-3-1) vs. Newsome (21-2), 7 p.m.

Girls basketball

FHSAA state tournament

At RP Funding Center, Lakeland


Class 2A semifinal

Faith Christian (14-11) vs. St. John’s Country Day (19-5), 2 p.m.


Class 4A semifinal

Lake Highland Prep (23-6) vs. Sarasota Booker (22-7), 10 a.m.

Class 5A semifinal

Gateway (24-6) vs. 2 Mainland (19-8), 4 p.m.


Class 7A semifinals

Dr. Phillips (28-1) vs. Miami High (23-5), 12:30 p.m.

Colonial (21-8) vs. Winter Haven (23-4), 2:30 p.m.


Class 4A final, 12:30 p.m.

Class 5A final, 3 p.m.

Class 7A final, 8 p.m.

This report was first published at Varsity Content Editor Buddy Collings can be reached by email at