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Friday Sports News And Notes…

Lots of postseason high school basketball, the Daytona 500, SEC championship action and more in our Friday Sports News And Notes…

** The Buchholz girl’s basketball team plays in a Class 7A state semifinal game today in Lakeland.   The Bobcats play a team from Tampa.

** A lot of local high school boy’s basketball regional finals are set for Saturday.  Gainesville High travels to play Orlando Edgewater; Williston takes on Orlando Lake Highland Prep and Union County is at Baldwin.   Hawthorne will host Hamilton County as well.

** The Florida women’s basketball team falls to Vanderbilt 68-57 at home on Thursday.    Florida falls to 15-12 and to 4-9 in the SEC and will play at Alabama Sunday.

** The SEC Swimming and Diving Championships are wrapping up.   The Gator men are in first place and the women are in second heading into Friday action.

** The Gator softball team is now 14-0 after winning two games in a tournament in California; UF beats Loyola Marymount 8-2 and Oklahoma State 2-0.   Today,  Florida is scheduled to play number seven Missouri and Syracuse.

** Big weekend in Daytona with races all weekend long with the big one, the Daytona 500, to be run on Sunday.

** Gator lacrosse and women’s tennis will be in action as well; lacrosse has two matches at home this weekend with UC Davis being the first one up on Friday, while women’s tennis plays Stanford at 11 a.m. on Sunday.

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