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Updated: 02/05/2014 05:42:01PM

Big week for Venice basketball teams

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Taylor Angelo heads for the hoop with North Port defenders in pursuit. Venice plays at Naples Barron Collier Thursday night in a 6A regional quarterfinal matchup.

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North Port's Brandon Gonzales climbs over the back of Venice's Brent Store. Venice hosts Island Coast in district semifinal play Wednesday night, with the winner advancing to Friday's district championship and securing a spot in the state playoffs.

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Both Venice high basketball teams are in the midst of their programs’ most important weeks in recent history, with a lot to gain (or lose) as the postseason begins to unfold.

The girls team nearly completed an amazing second-half comeback in Friday’s district championship at Port Charlotte, falling 56-54 to the Pirates when a potential game-winning buzzer-beater missed its mark.

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