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Rivers helps Cats to 10-win streak

Isaac Babcock

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The Winter Park boys basketball team just finished a January masterpiece in which they went 9-0, part of a 10-game winning streak as they near district play.

Now 19-4 and 8-0 in the district, the Wildcats are staring down a potential dominating run into the postseason.

And with his team after a well-anticipated return to the court, forward Austin Rivers exploded against Charlotte Jan. 30, scoring 29 points, adding 4 assists and picking up 6 rebounds in his first full-time return from an ankle injury. The Wildcats would win that game 79-42.

Rivers had tested his ankle out in limited play time against Dr. Phillips Jan. 29, in which his team won 66-56.

In the team's most recent rout against Charlotte, the Wildcats dominated from the start. Four players would score in the double digits during the blowout win. Robert Lovaglio had 14 points and 3 rebounds. Brett Comer had yet another strong game, scoring 10 points while picking up 7 assists and 7 rebounds.

At 7 p.m. Friday the Wildcats play their final game of the regular season at Pine Crest in Ft. Lauderdale. Districts start Tuesday, with the Wildcats heading to Edgewater High School. Saturday night, the big game will decide this year's district champ.