On Wednesday night, the Golden Gate Titans hosted the Barron Collier Cougars for a semi-final district showdown. The Titans took the victory with a final score of 75-36.
Field goal percentage told the story; the Cougars shot just 28 percent on Wednesday night, compared to the Titans’ 60 percent.
Leading the Titans to their victory was senior point guard James Harris with 19 points. Barron’s top scorer Cameron Gabriath led the team with 10 points.
For the Cougars, the loss wasn’t an unusual feeling. They ended the 2016-17 season 3-25, only beating out-of-district opponents Riverdale, South Fort Myers and Dunbar. The Cougars finished 0-6 in the district.
Golden Gate, a veteran squad fielding 10 seniors, will play on. Their Wednesday night victory put them on a 4-game win streak, and made them 4-2 in the district.
While the Cougars’ season is over, the Titans have a shot at becoming the next district champion.
Golden Gate will host Naples High School in the district championship game on Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
The Titans have played Naples High School twice this season, losing both times. The first game, Golden Gate took a 2-point loss, while the second game was decided by 17 points.
- James Harris, Golden Gate: 19 points
- Orrington Hamilton, Golden Gate: 13 points
- Justenley Philippe, Golden Gate: 10 points
- Oscar Shadley, Golden Gate: 10 points
- Cameron Gabriath, Barron Collier: 10 points
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