Friday night’s subregion matchup between Apalachee High School and the Gainesville High School varsity boys basketball teams had a playoff atmosphere to it.
Playing in front of a large and loud home crowd, the AHS Wildcats earned a key subregion win by defeating the Red Elephants 87-83 in a game that was not decided until the final seconds. Junior Kamar Baldwin scored 37 points, including 25 in the second half, to help lift the Wildcats to the win.
“I called timeout in the middle of the third quarter and told them we weren’t playing our brand of basketball,” said an excited AHS coach Kevin Morris after the game. “We weren’t passing and cutting like we’re supposed to and we needed to get back to that.”
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