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Cape school’s stars meet on hoops court

March 20, 2013
By PETE SISK - Special to THE BREEZE , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Strange things can happen during a high school basketball all-star game.

For example, during Tuesday night's SFABC Boys All-Star Game at Bishop Verot High School, two players for the South team entered the game during the second -- both wearing number 22. One of them replaced another South player wearing number 22.

And then there's the sight of archrivals playing on the same team.

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MICHAEL PISTELLA

Mariner senior Rick Moore (15) takes a 3-point shot during the SFABC All-Star game Tuesday at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.

Two players from Cape Coral High School, Chase Galuzny and David Flynn, and Mariner's Rick Moore shared the court Tuesday night on the same team, the North squad that lost 104-87 to the South. And Jordan Lugo of Island Coast was also on the squad for good measure.

Oh, and Cape's Tom Kenna was the North coach.

For Moore, Flynn and Galuzny, it wasn't quite as strange as it might seem to be on the same team.

As is often the case among students in Cape Coral schools, the three have known each other -- and played sports together -- for years.

Moore scored 19 points and Galuzny had 16 for the North, while Flynn scored five and Lugo one.

"We played together when we were little," Moore said.

"It's a little weird, but I played with them in travel ball," Flynn said. "It was good to do that one more time before we head to college."

The two teams finished 1-2 in District 5A-13 this year, with Mariner winning the district by beating the Seahawks in the tournament final.

Both Moore and Galuzny said they have hopes of playing college basketball, but so far are still looking for schools.

Galuzny led Cape Coral in scoring this past season with 14.3 points a game.

Moore scored 14.8 points a game for Mariner this past season, including a team-high 55 3-pointers.

"I'm gonna miss that kid. He can really make some shots," Mariner coach James Harris said of Moore. "It's the culmination of four years of hard work, and he's a good, solid kid and a good, solid person. So I'm really proud of him."

Flynn led Cape Coral with 60 3-pointers as a senior and averaged 13 points a game.

He said he's looking at some NCAA Division III colleges as a chance to keep playing.

"It would have been nice to win (Tuesday), but it was fun," Flynn said.

 
 

 

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