Getting back after the holiday break, the Marco Island Charter Middle School teams had varying results. The girls lost, while the boys won. Here are the coaches reports.
Amber Prange, girls basketball coach
We lost to First Baptist Academy, 29-16.
I knew that our first game coming out of winter break would be a challenge, especially since we’d be playing against a strong FBA team. However, we beat ourselves.
We fell behind early, 11-0, but came back in the second quarter to close the score to 14-11. In the second half we just fell apart. This was the first time this season that we mentally broke down. We are going to work hard on what we do well, defense and rebounding and work harder on execution.
This week we will have other people come in to play against our team, rather than each other. The girls need more of a game situation as we get more anxious in a game. We are going to work at being the team that scaled a 10.5-foot wall for all four quarters.
Roger Raymond, boys basketball coach
The boys basketball team raced to an early lead at First Baptist Academy and were never challenged, moving its record to 8-0.
The first quarter ended with the Eagles up 24-13 and at the half increased the lead to 37-17. The final score was 65-30.
Jared Jackson, Wes Lancaster and Dave Marlett were strong in the scoring department, with Jackson leading the way with 23 points.
The Eagles host Community School on Wednesday with tip-off for the boys scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The girls start at 6:30. On Saturday the Eagles start the Collier County Public Schools season with Manatee coming to our home gym. The boys play at 11:30 a.m., followed by the girls at 12:30 p.m.