1. Despite the West Orange football team’s tremendous season coming to an end in an 18-9 loss to Apopka in the Class 8A regional semifinals Friday, Nov. 27, senior defensive back Lexus Jones had a big night. He racked up 17 total tackles and one sack. Teammate and fellow senior Joanes Polynice joined in with 17 tackles, while senior Tyson Schwalbach and junior Matthew McDoom added on 13 and 12 tackles, respectively. The Warriors end their season with a 6-4 record.
2. In Dr. Phillips boys basketball’s Blue Division semifinal 83-70 win over Jones in the Metro Hoops Fest Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Well Center Activities Center, Denzel Aberdeen exploded for the best showing of the tournament. He picked up 34 points, going 13-of-14 at the free-throw line. The Panthers’ finals matchup against Windermere — along with the other championship — was called off because of a COVID-19 diagnosis on Apopka’s team.
3. In Windermere boys basketball’s 77-56 win over Edgewater in the Metro Hoops Fest Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Well Center Activities Center, Kanye Jones led the way for the Wolverines with 21 points. Teammate Sean Stewart tacked on 17 points and 10 rebounds in the victory.
4. West Orange basketball’s E.J. Yorke had a solid outing against Oak Ridge in the Warriors’ 85-69 loss at the Metro Hoops Fest at the Well Center Activities Center Tuesday, Nov. 24. Yorke went off for 24 points despite the defeat. Teammate Mike McCalister added 14 points for the Warriors.
5. Foundation Academy’s Braden Holcomb dominated in the Lions’ 79-44 thumping of Crooms Academy on the basketball court Monday, Nov. 23. Holcomb went off for a team-high 31 points for the Lions, while teammate Grayson Mullen picked up 15 points.