Posted On: 03/8/19 5:20 PM

LAKELAND – Windermere led the entire game up until the final two points, free throws from 2020 Blanche Ely forward Malachi Hazelton.

The defending state champions overcame a 14-point deficit late in the third quarter to beat Windermere 56-54 and advance to Saturday’s Class 8A State Final against Lakewood Ranch.

The Tigers (23-6) saved the drama and comeback for the end and it was rather fitting for a program that has won five titles in the last seven years. It was the most impressive rally all week long at the RP Funding Center leaving one team stunned and another beyond ecstatic to move forward.

Broward County teams are a perfect 8-of-8 in gameplay this week (as of now) with Westminster (Class 4A), University (Cl

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