TAMPA — Entering Saturday’s semifinals of the City of Tampa Championships at Tampa Prep, Tampa Catholic senior Chivarsky Corbett and sophomore Thomas Dziagwa were the second- and third-leading scorers in Hillsborough County.
Against Plant, the duo scored 59 points to lead the Crusaders to a 90-61 victory, advancing to Monday’s championship against Tampa Prep at 8 p.m. The Terrapins, the defending tournament champions, defeated Robinson, 61-39, in the other semifinal.
Corbett, a 6-foot-6 forward who has signed with the University of Delaware, finished with a triple-double with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks, and he added six steals and three assists. Dziagwa, son of head coach Don Dziagwa, had 28 points, with four assists and three steals. Dziagwa made six of 10 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc, while Corbett made three of six.
“At practice every day, we work on our shooting drills,” Corbett said.
Tampa Catholic, whose lone loss is to Montverde Academy, the No. 2 team in the nation, led 44-36 at halftime, but extended its lead into double digits in the second half with stifling defense.
“One thing I try to work on is play defense better,” Corbett said. “At the college level, I know there are going to be better players. I try to assert myself on defense, because offense comes naturally.”
Andrew Sanders led Plant with 16 points.
Sophomore Juwan Durham led Tampa Prep with 21 points, seven rebounds and five blocks. The Terrapins led 29-21 at the half, but outscored the Knights 21-9 in the third quarter for the double-digit win.
Junior Travis Forehand led Robinson with 12 points before fouling out.
Seffner boys, girls win Classic titles
SEFFNER — The Seffner Christian boys and girls teams won their respective brackets at their holiday tournament Saturday.
The girls defeated Kissimmee Osceola, 55-44, while the boys dominated Academy at the Lakes, 70-38, in the championship of the Seffner Christian Academy Christmas Classic.
Junior forward Peyton Walker led the Lady Crusaders with 17 points, and in the boys game, Eric McGee and Kent Hegarty each scored 16 points in the win.