By: Matt Rothman
High School basketball is officially back, with several local teams kicking off their season on Black Friday.
After Coral Glades participated in the High School Jamboree in the Jungle on November 15, they began the regular season, falling in their opening game against Calvary Christian Academy despite 18 points from Tahir Bond and Gavin Reed. Those two players combined for nine rebounds, seven steals, and five assists before Coral Glades responded with a 69-60 win over Leto.
However, they responded with a 69-60 victory over Letto before falling by three against St. Petersburg. During their win, the Jaguars had four players record at least 10 points, led by 16 points and 17 rebounds from Dylan Burrowes. Bond, Reed, and Anthony Valdes were also in double figures.
The Jaguars went 18-10 last season and won their first District Championship in school history. The rest of their team consists of Ali Atallah, Tyrese Robinson, Constantine Pierre, Ethan Jeanlouis, Zachary Mason, Brandon Pitts, David Darling, Aaron Greenhouse, Donovan Swain, Darrion Livingston, Joel Harrigan and Sidney Lewinski.
Head Coach Stefan Whittingham says they played well in their first three games despite a few miscues.
“We need to improve offensive execution down the stretch,” Whittingham said. “We are a step slow on rotation, but I am extremely confident that we will fix it over our next few practices.”
Next, Coral Glades will play Piper High School on Tuesday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. The Bengals will play Cooper City High School to begin the season after going 15-9 a season ago.
Coral Springs High School’s girls basketball team started the season with a 71-44 victory against Dwyer High School and then won 61-43 over Palm Beach Central High School. The Colts had a historic season last year, winning 21 of 27 games and making it to the Regional Final.
Their team consists of Valese Lespinasse, Camryn Smith, Nethania Noel-jeune, Ermani Lewis, Trinety Dajuste, Trezure Reese, Rhael Sayers, Princess Greene, Janelle Swaby, Madisun Hill, and Madison Price-Holmes.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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