Boys Varsity Basketball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Nov 23, 2018
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Washington, IL- The Gators have struggled out of the gates to open the 2018/2019 season going 0-3 in its first three contests at the Tournament of Champions. In day 1 of the tournament the Gators faced off against the #18 team in the country and defending Illinois state champion Belleville West. The Gators were able to stay step for step with the Belleville West Maroons for the first quarter and a half, but the momentum swung in the favor of the Maroons and the defending state champions and never looked back. Ohio State commit E.J. Liddell poured in 28 points to lead the Maroons to a 60-33 victory over the Gators. Juwan Perdue led the Gators with 15 points and turned the heads of a few scouts that were in attendance.
The second game of pool play had the Gators face off against #33 nationally ranked LeFlore High School out of Mobile, Alabama. The Gators got off to a slow start and could not contain Wichita State commit DeAntoni Gordon who went off for a 38 point performance. Juwan Perdue led the Gators with 14 points.
Friday the Gators took on Urbana High School out of Urbana, Illinois. The Gators played their strongest game of the tournament so far, The Gators led after the first three quarters, but hot shooting from Urbana High School would prove to be too much for the Gators to overcome as they fell 64-58 to go 0-3 on the season. Quentin Hodge (24 pts), Nazir Andino (12 pts) and Juwan Perdue (10 pts) led the Gators.
The Gators will take on Cy Fair High School out of Texas tomorrow morning at 9:00.
You can keep up with images from our trip at this link: 2018 Thanksgiving Trip
The Gators will fly back to South Carolina on Sunday and play their first home game of the season against Lee Central on Tuesday. The Lady Gators start at 6:00 and the boys will follow around 7:30.