Bartow 49, Viera 39
Sat. December 29, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | By Polk Preps Staff
The Yellow Jackets also reached their division finals Friday night. Bartow held off a fourth quarter comeback bid by the Hawks en route to a 49-39 win after another solid night from senior Zykira Lewis.
Lewis had 23 points for the game as Bartow got off to a 9-2 start. The Yellowjackets will meet Tampa Freedom in the Emerald Division finals at 8 p.m. tonight.
"This team has matured a lot this season, and we're learning to use all the weapons that we have," Bartow coach Richard Murvin said. "The key for us tonight is that we were disciplined. We showed discipline on both offense and defense, so everything went well."
Rolanda Hayes led Viera with 20 points.
"We have to continue to show discipline on the court," Murvin said. "If we play good Bartow basketball like we're capable, then everything will be fine."