Broward College Basketball Sophomore Night

Noel Cabrera

Sports Editor

Broward College held a memorable Sophomore Night for our fellow Seahawks basketball players. Sophomore Night was held at The Broward College gymnasium located at Central Campus, Davie, Fl.

The sophomores celebrated from the women’s team were guards Zahra Daniels and Airyannah Moitt, along with forwards Naterai Freeman, Chloe Mullins, and Whitney Osideko.

Osideko finished the game with a double-double tagging along 12 points and 10 rebounds, but unfortunately, that wasn’t enough as the Lady Seahawks came up short 69-65 to Palm Beach State. Freshmen guard Joy Chanslor led the charge for the Seahawks with another double-double dropping 20 points and gathering 10 rebounds.

The game was as even as it could get, both teams put max effort on each end of the court. Neither team outplayed the other in a certain stat anywhere on the paper. The only thing that stood out was Broward shooting 84 percent from the free-throw line while Palm Beach was shooting a drastic 50 percent. Chanslor was a big part of that stat as she went a clean 7-7 from the free-throw line.

The Lady Seahawks wrapped up their season against ASA Miami and came out on top with a 69-52 victory. Unfortunately, the Lady Seahawks did not qualify for state tournament play as they finished the season 6-24, but they look to bounce back for the next season.

The Men’s Seahawks came up short as well in a nail biter to Palm Beach State. The final score was 78-75.

The Sophomores celebrated that night were guards Darien Jenkins, Andre Anderson, Landon Kirkwood, Trandon Smith, Trevon White, and Andrew Drugan. Along with forwards Jongkor Unguec, DeAndre Pickney, and Jesus Duquesne.

Kirkwood and Jenkins led in scoring for Broward with Kirkwood dropping 18 and Jenkins dropping 17. Unguec contributed as well with 14 points.

Broward seemed to come up short on the glass gathering offensive and defensive rebounds. Palm Beach seemed to out-rebound Broward 25 to 18 in total rebounds mainly caused on the defensive end for each team as Palm Beach had 20 defensive rebounds compared to Broward’s 11.

In the first half, it seemed to be a back and forth with who would had the lead. Palm Beach took control going into the half as they took control of the tempo on the offensive and defensive end of the court.

Coming back out in the second half, Broward Head Coach Anthony Anderson seemed to give a great speech in the locker room as BC came out clicking on all cylinders scoring and playing defense. Unguec seemed to be a force in the rebounding category for the first portion of the second half getting many second-chance opportunities.

Broward eventually pulled out to an 11 point lead until Palm Beach came down the floor and hit a dagger three-point shot that seemed to quiet down the hyped-up crowd in the gymnasium cheering on the Seahawks.

It was a back and forth mayhem in the final minutes of the second half as well. Unfortunately, the most efficient scorer they had on the floor, Jenkins, fouled out with three minutes left in the game.

Palm Beach looked to switch to a zone defense that would not allow Broward to find a clean shot and would eventually win Palm Beach the game.

Broward ultimately still qualified for the state tournament ending the season with a record of 17-9. Men’s Seahawks ended the regular season beating ASA Miami 94-89, leading to the state tournament.

Surprisingly the Men’ s Seahawks lost in the first round of the state tournament to Central Florida in a hard-fought battle till the end to a score of 106-103.

Seahawk players stealing from the visiting team.    /     Noel Cabrea/The Observer

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