Sports News in Brief

• The Lady Terriers basketball season ended on Jan. 30 when they fell in the first round of the 3A-6 district tournament to Southwest Florida Christian, 70-45.

Aleina Micco had 19 points and five rebounds, Sunni Bearden had 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals and Sydnee Cypress had eight points, and 11 rebounds for Moore Haven, (10-12).

It was a close game in the first half as the game was tied after the first quarter 12-12, and SWFC led 29-24 at halftime.

A 29-11 run in the third quarter was the difference for the Lady Kings, (14-11). Rebekah Berquist had 29 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists for SWFC.

Sydnee Cypress ended her career with an astounding 953 points for Moore Haven. Bearden made 61, three point baskets this year.

Coach Vincent Lewis said expectations were very high for the Terriers as they entered the season. He said the team lost a key player in Alecia Fudge early in the year and lost a lot of her defensive presence.

“I think we were missing a lot of what she brought to the team and that was confidence. It was a very disappointing year,” he explained.

• Moore haven boys’ basketball were idle last week as they prepared for the boys district tournament this week.

The Terriers lost top player Michael Lopez this year but have enjoyed a renaissance of sorts due to team play and balanced scoring. John Cox is the only Terrier averaging over 10 points, at 11.5 points per game.

He has averaged 3.3 steals per game. Senior Sergio Arrieta has been their inside scorer with 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Jacob Smith has averaged 7.8 points per game and 52 assists.

Moore Haven matched up with Seacrest Country Day in the opening round.

Moore Haven (11-10) was (8-6) in district. Games began on Monday, Feb. 6, at Southwest Florida Christian and the championship game was Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m.

Special to Glades County Democrat

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