Moore Haven sports news in brief

• Moore Haven girls’ basketball team (1-3) lost to Evangelical Christian 67-60 on Nov. 28 and defeated Marco Island Academy 60-48 on Nov. 29.

Sydnee Cypress had 17 points and eight rebounds, Sunni Bearden had 16 points, and Alicia Fudge added 13 points and grabbed six rebounds in the victory over Marco Island Academy. The Terriers had nine steals as a team.

Cypress had 21 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and four steals in a losing cause against ECS. Fudge added 19 points, five rebounds and four steals while Bearden had eight points for the Lady Terriers. Earlier in the year the Lady Terriers lost to Lake Placid. Aleina Micco had a good night with 14 points, Bearden had 12 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, Fudge grabbed 11 rebounds and Tonoy Patrick pulled down nine rebounds for Moore Haven. Moore Haven fell 54-50 at home to Okeechobee on Nov. 30. The Lady Terriers held an 11 point halftime lead.

• Pemayetv Emakahv Charter School (PECS) Boys opened up the regular basketball season with a 57-24 win over West Glades Middle School last week. The defensive pressure produced turnovers and created offense for the Seminoles. Donovan Harris and Jayton Baker each scored 13 points. Dakoya Nunez scored 12 points, Jaylen Baker six points, Ramone Baker scored five points and Jaytron Baker scored four points. Corey Jumper and Hyatt Pearce added two points apiece. PECS also defeated Moore Haven 46-31 last Thursday. Harris again led the Seminoles in scoring with 15 points. Jaylen Baker had eight points, Ramone Baker six points, Jayton Baker and Dakoya Nunez five points and Hyatt Pearce added three points.

Coach Kevin Jackson said the Seminoles have been able to use pressure defense to their advantage this year.

“We created turnovers and I thought our offense looked better in this game. We showed a little more patience when we needed to,” he added.

• Moore Haven High School football will be in a new district this year. They will be placed in Region 4-2A with Champagnat Catholic, Community School of Naples, Naples First Baptist, Marco Island Academy, Benjamin, St. John Neumann, Dade Christian, Glades Day, International School of Broward and Village Academy Delray. The top four teams at the end of the year will qualify for playoffs and will be seeded by a new point system that takes into account won and loss record, and strength of schedule.

• The Glades County Democrat sports section appreciates the support of local coaches. Please be sure to send game reports each week to or text to 863-634-5900 to make sure your team is covered in the paper.

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