Boys Basketball Program Starts Busy Season Strong
The Boys Basketball Program at Windermere Prep consists of 6 teams, starting with a 6th grade team and building all the way up to the State Championship varsity team. Over the past week, all 6 teams started their seasons, with many teams bringing home wins.
On Tuesday, November 22nd, WPS had 4 of the teams on the boys side competing as well as the varsity girls basketball team. The girls competed hard against a very good Poinciana team, and ended up with their first loss of the season, dropping their record to 2-1. Results for the boys teams:
7th Grade Boys vs Foundation: L 33-42
Stat Leaders: Sai Srinivasan (12 points), Jayden Williams (10 points)
9th Grade Boys vs Foundation: W 40-29
Stat Leaders: Rick Walcott (15 points), Cole Nabavi (12 points)
6th Grade Boys vs Orangewood Christian: W 43-20
Stat Leaders: Mason Williams (18 points), Walker Curtis (8 points)
8th Grade Boys vs Orangewood Christian: W 33-26
Stat Leader: Ricky Reeth (11 points)
9th Grade Boys vs Orangewood Christian: W 53-41
Stat Leader: Cole Nabavi (23 points)
On Friday and Saturday, the defending State Champion varsity boys team saw their first action of the season. The Lakers took on Wekiva HS on Friday, losing 64-44. Stat leaders for the game were newcomer Rahsaan Lewis (10 points, 6 steals) and David Nickelberry (8 points).
The varsity team turned around on Saturday to compete in the Breast Cancer Awareness Classic against Oviedo High School. The Lakers returned to their typical form with a convincing 71-53 victory. David Nickelberry lead the way for WPS (18 poins, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals), with Xion Golding (15 points, 4 assists, 3 steals), Rahsaan Lewis (11 points, 5 assists, 6 steals), Will Seelman (12 points, 7 rebounds), and Shaquan Jules (9 points, 6 rebounds) all contributing big numbers to the win.
It will be another busy week for boys basketball. Today, the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade teams are all in action, highlighted by the 9th grade team’s home game against Poinciana High School at 7pm. Tuesday, 6th grade plays at home against The Christ School at 4:15pm, followed by the home openers for JV and Varsity basketball against Melbourne High School (6:00pm, 7:30pm). On Wednesday, boys JV and Varsity travel for a tough matchup against Tampa Catholic. Good luck, Lakers!