Posted On: 03/1/20 9:50 PM

ORLANDO - In only its second year of playing in the SIAA, Central Pointe Christian took home a championship on Sunday night in front of a big supporting home crowd at the OCPS Academic Center for Excellence.

After winning 18 games a year ago and losing to West Oaks in the SIAA state semifinals, the White Tigers avenged that loss by beating West Oaks this time 68-63 and finishing the season 24-7 overall.

The game came down to crucial plays from 2021 6'6" forward Ramses Melendez who had UCF head coach Johnny Dawkins and one of his assistants in attendance watching. Down 60-56 with under two minutes left, Melendez buried a corner 3 right in front of his bench and sparked much needed energy. Moments later, he put his team ahead 61-60 with a dunk in transition and that put that game on ice.

2020 6'6" FGCU signee Victor Rosa connected on a long 3 with 38 seconds later and the Central Pointe Christian fans erupted in joy. West Oaks was down to four players prior to that play after 2020 6'5" guard Jadrian  "Bam" Tracey fouled out after a tough-nosed offensive effort.

All in all, the Flame (25-7) lost its

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