Ponte Vedra clinched a playoff spot with a 52-47 win over Clay Wednesday night in the District 5-6A semifinals at Matanzas.
Logan Conway scored 14 points, while Reese Russi and Ben Houser each scored 11 for the Sharks (14-11). Russi's two free throws with five seconds left clinched the victory.
Ponte Vedra will meet the Palatka-Matanzas winner at Matanzas on Friday at 7 p.m.
Fleming Island 44
Creekside advanced to its third straight District 4-8A championship game with a straightforward win on Tuesday night. The Knights held Fleming Island to 15 first half points en route to their fifth straight win. Noah Lippy led Creekside with 21 points. Bobby Kasprzak scored 13 and D.J. Dumas added 10 more. Sebastian Astor led Fleming Island with 16 points. Creekside (22-4) will face Bartram Trail (19-6) in Friday's title game. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Fleming Island High School.
Fleming Island 2
The Knights did not record a hit against Fleming Island freshman Morgan Kendrick and struck out 14 times, but still won Tuesday. They scored on a suicide squeeze on a RBI single by Jenae Wash in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Fleming scored their runs in the first inning via a two-RBI single from Tiara Peters. Mallorie Sykes picked up the win for the Knights. She allowed nine hits, two earned runs, struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Creekside (1-0) will travel to reigning Class 8A champions Oakleaf at 7 tonight.
Menendez pitcher Mandy Taylor struck out 16 in her first game Tuesday, but the Falcons lost their opener. Alexa Gatlin went 2 for 3 for the Falcons, while Madi Poore was 1 for 3 with a double.
Bartram Trail 12
Bartram Trail started its season in style Tuesday night at home.
Hannah Dugan started for the Bears. The senior was pitching her first game in more than a year after tearing her labrum in her pitching shoulder. She pitched two scoreless innings and did not allow a hit, while striking out three.
Nicole Masanko pitched the final three innings and allowed four hits. Reedy Davenport, the designated player for the Bears, was 2 for 2 with a double and a single. Savannah Parker, Chloe Andrews and Lexi Medley all had doubles in the win.
The Bears (1-0) travel to Bishop Kenny on Feb. 21 for a 4 p.m. game
Trinity Christian 8
Ponte Vedra 7
Trinity Christian won its season opener Tuesday night on an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning .
Ponte Vedra scored a pair in the top of the first inning and hit a home run in the fourth; but, it was not enough.
Olivia Zitello hit a 3-run home run to close the deficit to 6-5, and Ponte Vedra tied it in the top of the seventh via three of errors from the Conquerors.
Ponte Vedra (0-1) will have its home opener Friday at 7 p.m. against Atlantic Coast.