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Nature Coast Escape Wildcats in OT

By Danny Aiello Jr

Twitter: @DannyAielloJr

Nature Coast found themselves in a battle and a costly foul helped the Sharks down Wesley Chapel 53-50 in overtime.

Advancing to the 5A Regional Semifinals, the Sharks (22-6) found themselves racing out to a 10-3 lead early behind stellar defense.

Finishing with a team total of nine steals, paced by Jamison Carnegie’s five, the Nature Coast defense withstood Wesley Chapel (21-8) runs throughout the first half.

Leading 20-16 at the half, Kaine McColley scored 13 of the Nature Coast 16 points in the third, but Wesley Chapel answered with 12 of their own, led by Theo Williams, who finished the night with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

In the fourth quarter, Williams and Reggie Jennings (14 points 10 rebounds) helped lead the Wesley Chapel charge to get back in the game.

The game picked up in the fourth, when the Wildcats trailed the Sharks 46-44 with just under 30 seconds to play.

After two Wesley Chapel misses, Williams tipped back the rebound with 1.2 seconds left to force overtime.

In the overtime, the teams traded buckets until one untimely play cost Wesley Chapel the game.

With just under a minute left in the game and the game tied at 50, Brendan Boger fouled Carnegie intentionally, forcing free throws.

Carnegie nailed them both giving the Sharks a 52-50 lead.

“Jamison is the type of player who thrives in these types of game.” Sharks coach Dave Pisarcik said. “He’s a gamer, those last free throws didn’t even hit rim.”

Nature Coast will host Zephyrhills in the Regional Semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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  • Y’all are so ignorant the things Pisarcick alone has done for this organization fenominal and for someone to criticize his efforts is just heartless me knowing first hand he has changed my life and others lives . Something my own family has never been able to do so your useless and factless arguments are irrelevant

    Thursday, 17 March 2016, 2:37 am
  • You won’t hear from them.

    Sunday, 14 February 2016, 9:13 pm
  • I agree with you Erik.. Nature Coast is a place where.. In order for your child to excell you better known somebody.. I reported them to the school board and NOTHING WAS DONE.. So I pulled my child.. But the worst thing is the kids that they put on a pedestal.. End up play rec ball and going to PHCC..

    Friday, 12 February 2016, 9:41 pm
  • They cheat….they recruit….everything they do is tainted….period. False addresses that lead to vacant lots and abandoned houses. Buying shoes for middle school prospects at Sterling Hills….I know Danny….you’ve never seen any evidence of any of that. I have…it exists. The FHSAA has it. They are a toothless organization that does little to nothing in the way of policing and investigating these activities. They just collect the dues and implement policy. Pisarcik has been doing this since he was an assistant there.

    Friday, 12 February 2016, 8:13 pm

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