Matanzas senior Jeremy Kegley hit eight 3-pointers against Flagler Palm Coast.
Jeremy Kegley kept on shooting.
The Matanzas High School senior sank a school-record eight 3-pointers in the Pirates' 79-48 victory Feb. 7, at Flagler Palm Coast High School. The Pirates, who led by just six points at halftime, dominated the second half, scoring 51 points to FPC's 26.
Kegley said he was left in the game late so that he could chase the record, and his teammates were on board with the plan.
"We just wanted him to break the record," said Damon Warrell, who scored 14 points.
"Whenever you mention Matanzas basketball, we want you to think of Jeremy Kegley," added Kevin Priccaciante, who hit two 3s of his own in the win.
It was a sweet victory for teammate David Evans, who said the Pirates got their "mojo" back just before the playoffs. "Plus," he said, "we don't want to be No. 2 in an area that has two schools. If we're not first, we're last."
Jonathan Richard led FPC with 15 points. Desmond Neal added 14, including the Bulldogs' only 3-pointer.
In addition, it was Matanzas' third-straight win over the Bulldogs.
"It's very important for us to win this rivalry," Matanzas coach Donald Lockhart said. "It's bragging rights for our school, for our kids and for our program."
Matanzas' 2019-20 season came to and end, though, as the No. 5 seed Pirates lost to No. 4 seed Pine Ridge 63-54 in the quarterfinals of the 5A-District 4 tournament on Monday, Feb. 10, at Seabreeze High School.