No. 4 Suncoast boys improve to 6-0

Dec 12, 2017
Torrin Andrews of Suncoast glides in for a layup against Lincoln Park Academy defenders during the Chargers’ victory Tuesday night in Riviera Beach. (Damon Higgins/Palm Beach Post).

The Suncoast boys basketball team continued its fast start Tuesday night, overwhelming Lincoln Park Academy 61-19.

The fourth-ranked Chargers improved to 6-0 overall with the win and 3-0 in District 15-6A. The Greyhounds fell to 0-7 and 0-2.

Miclenby Geffrard led all scorers with 11 points, while Maximus Fulton-Durrant added nine and Isaiah Edden and Evan Stinson each had eight for Suncoast, which plays back-to-back games Friday against No. 8 Palm Beach Lakes and Saturday against Inlet Grove to close the week.

“It’s just a matter of trying to come together,” Chargers coach Jason Powell said of his team’s unbeaten start. “Right now, we’re still missing a lot of things. We’re still trying to come together as a team. We’re young. We’re trying to jell right now.”

The Chargers broke things open early, capitalizing on 11 Lincoln Park Academy turnovers in the first quarter to take a 22-4 lead.

Fulton-Durant had seven points in the quarter and Geffrard added six for Suncoast, which had a big rebounding advantage and continued to dominate on the boards throughout the game.

The second quarter was more of the same for the Chargers, who continued to shoot and rebound well, while the Greyhounds struggled at both.

Suncoast extended its lead to 30 points at the 3:07 mark, and coasted into halftime with a 43-10 lead.

The Chargers hit the 50-point mark with 6:13 left in the third quarter, and continued to dominate with their reserves. The second half was played with a running clock.

Twelve different players scored for Suncoast, which looks to build on its quick start.

“I definitely see us a little bit stronger than what we are right now,” Powell said. “We’re just going to continue to grow, and continue to buy in to what we’re teaching them.”

Tyler Hogan led Lincoln Park Academy with seven points.

No. 2 Lake Worth 73, No. 10 Boca Raton 47: Avery Brookes scored 22 points and Japhet Medor added 13 as the Trojans (6-0) routed the Bobcats in Boca Raton.

No. 3 Wellington 69, Palm Beach Gardens 47: Bryan Williams scored 24 points, Linton Brown added 13 and Jonathan Philistin contributed 11 points and eight rebounds, leading the Wolverines (5-0) over the Gators in Palm Beach Gardens. Nickson Toussiant scored 12 points for Gardens.

No. 6 Santaluces 67, Atlantic 59: Justin Nichelson had 17 points, Marcus Bentley added 12 points and Ed-ga Laloi contributed 10 points as the Chiefs (5-1) got past the Eagles in Lantana.

No. 7 Benjamin 64, John Carroll 55: Ben Lubarsky had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Kaiir Elam added 20 points and six assists as the Buccaneers (7-0) held off the Golden Rams in Palm Beach Gardens.

No. 8 Palm Beach Lakes 61, West Boca Raton 43: Ty Hands scored 15 points and Giancarlo Rosado added 16 as the Rams (4-2) handled the Bulls in Boca Raton. Zach Desir had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Juan Villa added 11 points for West Boca.

No. 9 Spanish River 88, Park Vista 73: Malacai Davis scored 21 points, Jeremy Hock added 17 and Tommy Mullins contributed 16 as the Sharks (5-1) stopped the Cobras in Boca Raton.

John I. Leonard 64, Palm Beach Central 42: Jordan Brown had 17 points and 10 rebounds, Jerquan Worthen added 16 points and Littrell Jackson contributed 13 rebounds as the Lancers (1-2) overpowered the Broncos in Greenacres. Gyvicht Geneus scored 20 points for Central.

Forest Hill 75, Olympic Heights 46: Tristan Stephens had 18 points, 13 rebounds and two steals and Phillip Lyttle put up 11 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as the Falcons (5-0) routed the Lions in Boca Raton.

Grandview Prep 81, Ave Maria-Donahue Academy 59: Chance Donovan had 28 points and 13 rebounds and Nadav Naim added 20 points and 11 assists as the Pride (7-1) handled the Shamrocks in Naples.

Saint John Paul II 54, Coral Springs Charter 43: David Curlee scored 18 points and Justin Roseme added 13, leading the Eagles (5-0) over the Panthers in Boca Raton.

Oxbridge Academy 58, King’s Academy 44: Ronique Spencer scored 18 points, and A.J. Cajuste added 11 to lead the ThunderWolves (3-3) past the Lions.