By: Matt Rothman
The Coral Springs Charter girls basketball team earned their sixth win of the season in their 48-14 win over Somerset Academy.
It is the second straight season that the Panthers dominated the team, outscoring them 103-32 in the two matchups.
CSC has always been a school that has produced young varsity players. The softball team already has a four-time State Champion in sophomore Brianna Godfrey, who started on the team as a sixth-grader. The girls’ basketball team has one as well with Mia Rowe. Currently, in eighth grade, Rowe is on her second season on the varsity basketball team and led the Panthers with 14 points in the win.
Despite her age, Rowe has impressed her coach with her work ethic. She can play any position assigned and is as fierce of a competitor as anyone while playing the entire game.
“She is relentless,” said head coach Kate Hearn. “Other teams have begun to notice her impact, even in scouting reports, and will try to take her out of the game, but it doesn’t seem to razzle her.”
Senior Kiara Meikle also played well Tuesday night, competing hard on both sides of the ball and had eight points and eight rebounds as well as four steals.
She is a multi-sport athlete that also plays on the softball and bowling team and is one of the most athletic players to ever come through CSC, according to her coach.
Also, Kirsten Woods, who is one of the most skilled players on the team, had a season-high 20 points on Monday against Cardinal Gibbons in the loss.
They have had great team performances as well in wins against J.P. Taravella, Pine Crest, North Broward Prep, West Broward, and Pompano Beach High School.
While they have had some time tough losses this season, they have put up a pretty good fight against some powerful teams. They only lost by two to Flanagan High School, who currently has three losses this season.
Up next, the Panthers will travel to Monarch High School on Thursday, January 16, with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Following that game, they will play their final games all at home in Coral Springs before they hope to make a run in the District Tournament.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from Long Island, he moved to Parkland shortly after high school. Matt worked as the assistant sports editor for his school paper, eaglenews.com in college becoming just one of nine students in his graduating class to serve over 1,000 community service hours. His goal is to travel to every Major League Baseball stadium and has been to multiple US Open finals. He hopes to one day to be a beat writer for a professional team.
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