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News Story
Updated: 01/15/2014 08:00:02AM

Highlanders lay district foundation with key win

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PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Poinciana's Anthony Gomes encounters Shaka McGriff of Lake Wales as Gomes works the ball in Lake Wales territory.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Senior Railond Garrett of Lake Wales feels the pressure as he finds himself double-teamed by a pair of Poinciana Eagles at Tuesday's home game at Lake Wales High School.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Poinciana Eagles Maurice Anglin (blue) leaps up to defend against Lake Wales Highlander Shaka McGriff.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Savonte' Frazier yells encouragement to teammates from the Lake Wales bench as Poinciana fell by two point to Lake Wales last week in a key district matchup.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Fifteen-year-old Hanna Callaham and 18-year-old Jordyn Boyd smile for the camera during a break in Tuesday's game. Hanna is still recovering from an injured ACL she incurred while participating in a cheerleading exposition in Auburndale.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Lake Wales' Savonte' Frazier stares down Poinciana's Anthony Gomes as Gomes stands defiantly in his path at Tuesday's game.

PHOTO BY ROBERT BLANCHARD

Savonte' Frazier of Lake Wales is surrounded by a flock of Eagles as he takes a shot on Poinciana's goal during Tuesday's game at Lake Wales High School.

By DENNIS LATTA

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The Lake Wales Highlanders chose a good night to end a slump last Tuesday (Jan. 8) and now they are in the thick of the battle to win a district title.

Lake Wales had lost five games in a row but came through under pressure to beat Poinciana 63-61 at Highlander Gym with a balanced attack.

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