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By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – No half-court game-winning shot could save the Dillard girls basketball team this go-around. Instead, St. Thomas Aquinas convincingly defeated the Panthers 60-43 on Tuesday at home behind 17 points from senior guard Bella LaChance. The 17-point margin of victory was the largest by a Broward opponent over…

January 9, 2020

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer LAKELAND – St. Thomas Aquinas was 18 seconds away from possibly winning its first girls state basketball championship. A crucial mistake cost them that chance. The result was an 58-52 overtime loss to Tampa Bay Tech for the girls Class 8A state championship at the RP Funding Center on Saturday….

March 3, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer LAKELAND – The wait has been long, exactly 9141 days since the St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ basketball team has played for a state championship. That extended drought is over as the Raiders defeated St. Cloud 67-46 in a Class 8A state semifinal at the RP Funding Center on Friday. Aquinas…

March 1, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE — Winning four consecutive games over a single opponent in one season is never easy. St. Thomas Aquinas was up to the challenge, eliminating Blanche Ely, 72-52, Tuesday night in a Class 8A girls basketball regional semifinal. The Raiders finished the 2018-19 season 4-0 vs. the Tigers and…

February 20, 2019