ONE DOWN ONE TO GO. After being fouled Rimmer made both his free throws with seconds left in the fourth quarter. photo/MACKENZIEMOCK
ONE DOWN ONE TO GO. After being fouled Robert Rimmer makes both his free throws with seconds left in the fourth quarter. photo/MACKENZIEMOCK
In a district game, the number four ranked boys basketball team played the number five ranked Dr. Phillips Panthers at home on Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. The Braves won 43-35.


At the beginning of the first quarter Robert Rimmer won the tip off and then blocked a shot from the Panthers. The team started strong as Blake Sanderson and Dominique Wilson both made their three-pointers. At the end of the quarter, the boys lead 10-9.


Barry Taylor Jr. dominated as he made two layups in a row and then made both of his free throws after being fouled. Robert Irwin added two points to the score, and Rimmer made one of two foul shots. At halftime the score was tied 19-19.


Wilson started the third quarter scoring two points putting the team in the lead. Rimmer blocked another shot, and Taylor made two floaters and one of two free throws. The score at the end of the third quarter was 29-25.


Taylor made both free throws after drawing a charge, and again Rimmer made one of two. The two were working well together as Rimmer tipped in Taylor’s shot making the score 33-30 half way through the last quarter. Irwin and Taylor both had a fast break which put the team ahead by 37-30. Rimmer added two more blocks to the night and Taylor made six more free throws.


After a close and intense game the team won 43-35. Their next game is Jan. 18, away against Timber Creek at 7:30 p.m.

By Mackenzie Mock

I'm the Copy Editor of the newspaper at William R. Boone High School in Orlando, FL. I have been on staff for three years now and have won three All Florida awards for my sports writing. I am a senior and am planning on going to Bucknell University on a women's water polo scholarship. I enjoy working out, hanging out with friends and sleeping. I also have a tattoo of a lotus flower on my collarbone.

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