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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, Feb. 4

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It was a big day for the Dr. Phillips girls weightlifting team at the Class 3A, Region 2 meet at Hagerty High School Saturday, Jan. 30, as the Panthers took home a first-place finish — edging Evans out by four points.
by: Troy Herring Former Sports Editor

1. West Orange High junior wide receiver/corner Jayden Gibson received some big news last weekend following his outstanding performance at the Pylon Orlando 7 on 7 Tournament. After scoring 11 touchdowns during the two-day tournament for the Orlando-based Certified Dawgs team, Gibson — who has offers from more than 20 Division 1 programs — was invited to play in the prestigious 2022 Under Armour All-American Game.
 

2. In Dr. Phillips boys basketball’s 69-46 win over Impact Christian at The Invitational at Orlando Christian Prep Saturday, Jan. 30, junior guard Denzel Aberdeen went off for 27 points and five assists for the Panthers. Teammate Ernest Udeh Jr. picked up a double-double, with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
 

3. The Foundation Academy girls basketball team cruised to a dominating 58-18 win over Mount Dora Christian at the MAIT/NIBC Invitational at Montverde Academy Saturday, Jan. 30. In the win, Foundation sophomore Zoe Sedo exploded for 26 points, as teammate Chelsey Bryant tacked on 14 points herself. 
 

4. It was a big day for the Dr. Phillips girls weightlifting team at the Class 3A, Region 2 meet at Hagerty High School Saturday, Jan. 30, as the Panthers took home a first-place finish — edging Evans out by four points. The Panthers saw Grace Fay (145 bench, 140 clean and jerk; 285 total) finish first at 119 pounds; Zamora St. Cyr (170 bench, 170 clean and jerk; 340 total) finish first at 139 pounds; and Armelle Oliantus (165 bench, 165 clean and jerk; 330 total) claim first place at 169 pounds.
 

5. The West Orange High boys basketball team continued its stellar play Friday, Jan. 29, in a 68-64 win over Lake Howell in the FCA Legends Invitational at Trinity Prep. In the win, senior Mike McCalister picked up a big double-double — 24 points and 15 rebounds — for the Warriors, while senior Joanes Polynice Jr. tacked on 18 points and five assists. 

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Troy Herring was the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com.

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