Sports News in Brief

• The Moore Haven boys basketball team lost to First Baptist Academy and Southwest Florida Christian Academy in recent district games. They fell at home to Clewiston in double overtime on Dec. 6, 73-63.

The Terriers struggled at First Baptist (4-1) as they fell behind 38-17 at halftime as they fell 74-39.  Michael Lopez led Moore Haven with 12 points and Jacob Smith added eight points.  Al Gary had six points and five rebounds.   Preston Urbancic led FBA with 22 points, Joel Cotti had 14 points and Isaiah Stewart had 12 assists.

The Terriers fell at Southwest Florida Christian Academy 73-41. Moore Haven was competitive in the first quarter but fell behind 38-23 at halftime. Caleb Catto had 26 points, Cayden Baker 17 points and eight rebounds and Jacob Trancey added 11 assists for SWFC. Robert Harris led Moore Haven with 10 points and eight rebounds.  Michael Lopez added seven points.

• The Pemayetv Emahakv Seminoles moved to (4-0) on the season with a 51-36 victory over Yearling (Okeechobee) in boy’s basketball action Dec. 8.
Coach Kevin Jackson said pressure defense from his team helped them to comeback from a halftime deficit.

Donovan Harris had 16 points while Dakoya Nunez, Jayton Baker and Jaylen Baker each had 10 points for PECS.  Dathen Garcia added four points.

“We had a tough time with the Yearling 2-3 zone defense and it took us awhile to adjust to it.  The Bulls did a good job of not giving us second chance points.”

Jackson said his team never gave up in the game and he was proud of the effort.

• PECS won Dec. 7 over LaBelle 46-24. The boys were led by Jaylen Baker’s 17 points. Nunez and Ramone Baker had eight points, Harris six points and Jayton Baker four points.

Coach Jackson said the team was patient and looked more relaxed on the offensive end of the court.

“We found the open man and we did a much better job of boxing out for rebounds inside.”

The Glades Democrat reminds coaches to send weekly reports to or via text to (863) 634-5900.

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