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