O'Donnell put the Packers in a position to win by driving the lane and splitting the defense for a layup, pushing the lead to 59-55. The Green Devils closed to within a point, but teammate and 6'7" junior Trevor Bing, brother of current East Carolina starting forward Erroyl Bing, rebounded a missed free throw, then hit two of his own before O'Donnell was able to put the game officially out of reach.
O'Donnell will face a tough test Tuesday when he leads his team in the Regional semifinals against the 20-1 Mariner High School squad from Cape Coral. Ranked 1st in the state by the Florida Sports Writers Association, Mariner is led by Xavier and Cincinatti recruit, Robert Ferguson. A 6'7" junior, Ferguson scored a line of 33 points, 18 rebounds and 12 blocks in the Tritons 80-56 victory over Gulf Coast in Mariner's playoff opener.