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Windermere, Oak Ridge, Orlando Christian Prep all pick up wins in 2022 Access Sports TV Invitational

The second annual Access Sports TV Invitational was as good as advertised on Saturday night.
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windermere southeast boys basketball

ORLANDO, Fla. - The second annual Access Sports TV Invitational was as good as advertised on Saturday night.

Three Central Florida boys basketball teams - Windermere, Oak Ridge and Orlando Christian Prep - all picked up victories. Here's a roundup of the action from Orlando: 

Game 1: Windermere 61, Southeast (Bradenton) 58

Windermere (18-4) did not look back after getting off to a hot start against Southeast, taking a 17-4 lead after the opening eight minutes of play. 

Southeast started to heat up on their outside shooting, as they went 4-of-9 from 3-point range in the second quarter, cutting the deficit to one late in the half. The Wolverines went on a 7-0 run to close out the half to take a 34-26 halftime lead.

The Wolverines were led by Duke commit Sean Stewart who finished with a game-high 25 points. Senior guard Chris Nurse added 17 points.

Karmani Gregory led the Seminoles (12-6) with 20 points in the losing effort. 

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Game 2: Oak Ridge 83,St. Petersburg 66

Oak Ridge dominated from the opening tip, starting the game on a 20-8 run. The Pioneers extended their lead to 24-12 heading into the second quarter. 

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The rout was on in the second quarter as Oak Ridge's lead grew to as many as 28 points (48-20), which they carried into halftime (52-24).

The Pioneers (16-6) put up 83 points, which are the most points that St. Petersburg (17-5) has allowed all season. The Green Devils (17-5) previous high in points allowed in a game was 79, which occurred the previous game against Tampa Catholic, in a 32-point home defeat.

The Pioneers had three players in double figures, including sophomore forward Ty Johnson who led the way with 20 points. Fabio Basili added 19 points, while sophomore guard Elijah Elliott added 14.

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Game 3: Orlando Christian Prep 45, Trinity Catholic 41

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The final game featured two teams who are ranked in the Top 10 in their respective classifications. Trinity Catholic (18-5) came into the game ranked No. 6 in Class 3A, while Orlando Christian Prep (17-4) came in ranked No. 1 in Class 2A.

It was a back-and-forth battle the entire night featuring multiple lead changes throughout the game. The Celtics had an 11-8 lead after the opening quarter, but the Warriors opened the second quarter on an 11-0 run that spanned over five minutes of game time. Senior guard Ashton Lovette finally ended the run with an 18-foot jumper. The Warriors went into the locker room leading 22-18.