Posted On: 02/26/19 8:38 PM

TAMPA – Playing 11 days ago, the outcome was pretty one-sided in the Class 8A, District 8 championship between Freedom and Wharton as the Wildcats won 64-34.

This time around, Wharton faced a dogfight from a scrappy road team in Freedom during the fourth matchup this season.

In front of a raucous Wildcats student crowd, Wharton pulled out a 69-51 victory in the Class 8A, Region 2 final on Tuesday night.

The win places the Wildcats in the region final on Friday night at Windermere. Now, Wharton has a chance to earn its first trip to Lakeland since 2013.

Leading 29-25 at the break, it was all business for the Wildcats to open the third quarter.

Wharton earned energy buckets from junior guard Carr T

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