Italy Gladiators Win — The Italy Gladiators win the Regional Championship against Itasca. They will travel to Abilene on Friday, March 6 in the next leg of their journey. (Anne Sutherland)
Desmond Anderson — #15 Desmond Anderson puts up a big fight against Itasca. (Anne Sutherland)
John Isaac (Anne Sutherland)
Slick Pass — Italy’s #2 Heath Clemons dishes over to #10 John Isaac on the fast break.
Diamond Inside — Italy’s #4 Diamond Rodgers works hard in the paint for the Gladiators.
Cat And Ball — Italy’s #2 Heath Clemons tries to take a Wampus Cat’s ball away from him.
“Head” Mascot — Italy’s Mascot got the big head late in the game once the Gladiators had the game wrapped up.
Isaac Attacks — Italy’s John Isaac goes for it against an Itasca defender.
Pump Fake — Italy’s #50 Kyle Wilkins draws a shooting foul against Itasca.
Fighting for Rebound — Italy’s John Isaac #10 tries to tip the rebound to his teammates.
Accepts Challenge — The Italy Gladiators rose to the challenge as Dontavius Clemons #5 challenges an Itasca shooter.
Defending the “Gold” — Itasca’s #5 Mikey Marshall tries to shoot over the ultimate defender, Dontavius (Maximus) Clemons #5.
Clemons Creates — Itasca couldn’t cover Italy’s #2 Heath Clemons one-on-one.
Butter-It-Up — Italy Head Coach Kyle Holley tried to stick “Butter” on Itasca’s hot shooters.
Jasenio Hits The Gas — Italy’s #11 Jasenio Anderson put the pedal to the metal and turned the Wampus Cats into roadkill.
Anderson Avoids — Jasenio Anderson #11 avoids the paw of an Itasca defender as he goes up for 2 of his 26-points.
Marshall Gets Corraled — Clemons and Isaac laid down the law against Itasca’s #5 Mikey Marshall.
Our Lane — Dontavius and Jasenio crash the board against Itasca.
Isaac Shoots — Italy’s John Isaac #10 puts up 2 of his 30-points against the Cats.
Oscar To Pass — Oscar Gonzalez #3 looks to pass inside.
Wilkins Defends — Italy’s #50 Kyle Wilkins whomps the Wampus Cats as he gives Coach Holley valuable minutes in the game.
Feeling Good — Italy’s feeling good late in the game knowing their about to knock Itasca out of the playoffs by beating their rivals and claiming the Regional Quarterfinal Championship 78-71.