By: Matt Rothman
It’s been a great start to the New Year for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas boys basketball team as they earned back-to-back wins to start 2021.
The Eagles, led by second-year Head Coach Teddy Lyons, had their season begin during winter break. They dropped two games in a holiday tournament but successfully defeated both Coral Springs Charter and Charles W. Flanagan High School this week.
“We found the style that best suits our team,” said Coach Lyons. “We have been able to play aggressive defense and share the ball without doing much dribbling, and their teammates are rewarding them.”
It was a historic game on Monday as the Eagles put up 95 points, which was the most they had scored since 2008. Senior Daniel Haviv led with 25 points while the team has 20 assists, 20 steals, and 40 rebounds.
Less than 24 hours later, MSD scored 90 more points, beating Flanagan for a 22-point win. Junior Sean Sucarichi had 20 points and six of the team’s 24 assists. Junior Wesley Aurelus stepped into the starting lineup, adding 12.
Freshman Tahir Bond, along with junior Diego Rodriguez and senior Thomas Frazier, have impressed Coach Lyons, but he really feels it has been a total team performance in the past two games.
Up next, the Eagles hope to finish the week undefeated when they travel to Sunrise to take on Piper High School Thursday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student. Matt also covers the New York Islanders for The Hockey Writer, the New York Mets for Last Word on Baseball and Florida Gators Athletics for ESPN Gainesville.
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