Boys Basketball Team at District

By Juliana Jaramillo, Online Editor-In-Chief

On February 20th Miami High had a tight game against Coral Park at the Miami High asylum.  Aware of the potential Coral Park possess with their player Ga’khari Lacount a senior guard, the leading scorer in the county the Stings strategized. They played a full court man to man pressure to disrupt the rhythm of the Rams. By halftime they were up 38-37. Coach Wilson said, “Our goal was to wear down Ga’khari Lacount” and they were successful; he began to cramp up in the 4th quarter. Then with a vital play when the stings were down 2, Bylum drove the lane did a pick n role and found Darius open in the right corner, he shot a clean 3 pointer. The Stings ended the night victorious once again 69-65.  They will play the Regional Semi-Finals on February 25. ­­

The boys’ basketball team won the District championship for the second year in a row with a 68-62 triumph against Columbus on February 13th. Power players were Neely 27 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists; Dorcely 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals; Davis 11 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 5 blocks.

The semifinal game on Februrary 11th against archrival Coral Gables was closed 69-66 in favor of Miami High. Captain Justin Neely, who had made 26 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, steals, picked up his 4th foul halfway through the 3rd quarter. At that point forward Taderrius Davis took command of the paint and ended with 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks making sure the Stings advanced. The road to capturing the title began on January 10th with a quarter finals victory against Miami Beach High, 80-52.

The last game against Jackson High School on January 29th, Justin Neely scored 37 points and surpassed 1000 career points in only 2 seasons (43 games) at Miami High. Helping out were Davis with 16 points, Dorcely 7 points, Bynum 6 points, Bravo 6 points, Folco 5 points, and Fowler 2 points Miami High beat Jackson by 20 points. The team’s final season records was 10-9.