The Clewiston News

Tigers varsity basketball begins season, 1-2

Okeechobee held Clewiston scoreless in the first quarter and allowed just four points in the first half as they defeated the Tigers, 56-20 in boys basketball Nov. 17.

Okeechobee Coach Demetri Riles said his team’s success began with defense. “We preach defense. The defense creates fast break opportunities. Most of our guys have good instincts for the ball and I like our chances when we play defense.”

Clewiston couldn’t get good shots for most of the night. Many times they could not get into their half-court offense because of Brahman steals and pressure.

Okeechobee’s Demetrius Clark had 19 points and five rebounds, Ferrol had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Fludd added nine points and seven assists for Okeechobee.

Cosine Mendoza led Clewiston with six points and three rebounds. Andre Taylor had two points, four rebounds and three steals for Clewiston.

Okeechobee led 14-0 after the first quarter and 32-4 at halftime. The Brahmans held a 46-11 lead after the third quarter. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock.

Clewiston varsity now holds a 1-2 record, having defeated Lake Placid, 59-47, on Nov. 11 and losing to LaBelle, 49-47, on Nov. 19. Both of those games were home games.

The Tigers will rest for Thanksgiving before taking on Lake Placid again in an away game on Nov. 30. The Tigers will travel to LaBelle to take on the Cowboys again on Dec. 4.

Varsity Basketball Schedule

Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Lake Placid (away)
Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. LaBelle (away)
Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Moore Haven (home)
Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. – vs. Glades Day (away)
Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Pahokee (home)
Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Glades Central* (away)
Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Lincoln Park* (away)
Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Pahokee (away)
Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Moore Haven (away)
Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Glades Central* (home)
Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Okeechobee (home)
Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. – vs. Southwest Florida Christian Academy (away)
Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Immokalee (home)
Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. – vs. Lake Placid (home)
*conference game