BROWARD EXTENDS WINNING STREAK TO FIVE GAMES, IMPROVES RECORD TO 9-3
Nov. 30 - Broward 80 TAAG Academy 47
Joe Allen scored 13 points and Jaquan McKennon added 10 to pace the Seahawks to a decisive victory over the Ambassadors at A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. Kyanti Blyden registered nine points and Joe Allen grabbed eight rebounds. Alaowei Talent pulled down seven boards and blocked three shots. McKennon had eight assists and Mike Cambridge made four steals. Broward built a 41-22 halftime lead.
Dec. 5 - Broward 109 Daytona State College 99
Deandre Turner scored 22 points and Adam Traore poured in 21 to help the Seahawks defeat the Falcons at Davie. Jaquan McKennon recorded 19 points and Joe Lopez added 18. Boycott Powell pulled down 10 rebounds and Lopez grabbed eight boards. McKennon dished-out eight assists and Turner made three steals. Powell and Lopez each blocked a shot. Broward shot 62 percent (35 of 58) from the floor. Daytona State entered the game ranked fourth in the nation and first in the state rankings (Dec. 1).
Dec. 8 - Broward 136 Red Devils Academy 44
Joe Lopez posted a double-double (28 points, 14 rebounds) and Deandre Turner scored 25 points to highlight a season-high scoring output for the Seahawks. Joe Allen contributed 24 points and eight rebounds. Jaron Cornish posted a quadruple-double with 14 points, 11 steals, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Adam Traore registered 12 points and Boycott Powell added 10. Peterson Morency made 10 assists and six steals. Cornish and Lopez blocked three shots.
Dec. 12 - Broward 91 Santa Fe College 89 (Overtime)
Jaquan McKennon scored 21 points and Deandre Turner added 17 to help the Seahawks edge the Saints in overtime during the JUCO Shootout at Gainesville. Joe Lopez posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Jaron Cornish registered 14 points and Peterson Morency added 12. Boycott Powell grabbed nine rebounds, McKennon made three assists and Adam Traore had three steals. Lopez and Morency each blocked a shot. Broward rallied from a 41-26 halftime deficit by outscoring Santa Fe 55-40 in the second half to finish regulation tied at 81 and force overtime.
Dec. 13 - Broward 75 Cape Fear Community College 69
Deandre Turner scored 23 points to help the Seahawks upend the Sea Devils and finish 2-0 at the JUCO Shootout. Joe Lopez posted a double-double (15 points, 13 rebounds) and blocked three shots. Jaquan McKennon contributed 13 points and seven assists. Adam Traore tallied 12 points and two steals. Boycott Powell grabbed 10 rebounds.
BROWARD SPLITS HOME STAND AND SUFFERS ROAD LOSS TO DAYTONA STATE
Nov. 14 - Polk State College 86 Broward 83
The Seahawks suffered the first home defeat of the season after Elijah Cottrill’s three-pointer with one second left broke an 83-83 tie to give the Eagles the victory at A. Hugh Adams Central Campus. The loss spoiled stellar scoring performances from Deandre Turner (24 points) and Jaquan McKennon (22 points). Joe Lopez posted a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) and blocked three shots. McKennon dished-out eight assists and Kyanti Blyden grabbed six rebounds. McKennon, Turner, Peterson Morency and Adam Traore each made one steal. Broward led 40-36 at halftime and outshot Polk State from the floor 54 percent (33-61) to 39 percent (25-65) for the game. The Eagles entered the contest ranked sixth in the NJCAA Region 8 Coaches’ Poll (Nov. 10).Nov. 18 - Broward 90 Florida National University (Junior Varsity) 69
Deandre Turner scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Seahawks to a decisive home victory over the Conquistadors at Davie. Adam Traore recorded a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Joe Lopez registered a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) and blocked six shots. Joe Allen contributed 11 points and six rebounds. Peterson Morency tallied 10 points, five assists and four steals. Jaquan McKennon made seven assists. Broward outscored FNU 52-33 in the second half after leading at halftime 38-36. The Seahawks set season-highs in free throws made (26), offensive rebounds (27), total rebounds (53), steals (19) and blocked shots (eight).Nov. 21 - Daytona State College 83 Broward 70
Deandre Turner scored 24 points and Adam Traore added 13, but the Seahawks fell to the Falcons at Daytona Beach. Turner also grabbed six rebounds and made two steals and Traore pulled-down six rebounds. Jaquan McKennon contributed 11 points, eight assists and two steals. Joe Lopez posted a double-double (10 points, 15 rebounds) and blocked five shots. Alaowei Talent tallied 10 points and six rebounds. The Falcons entered the game ranked third in the NJCAA Region 8 Coaches’ Poll (Nov. 17)
MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH A TWO-GAME HOME STAND AGAINST BARRY UNIVERSITY THIS FRIDAY AND CHIPOLA COLLEGE SUNDAY
This weekend, the men’s basketball team opens the season with a two-game home stand. On Friday, Broward battles Barry University (Junior Varsity) at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the Seahawks take on the Indians of Chipola College at 2 p.m.
Bob Starkman enters his 15th season as head coach of the men’s team and has three returning players in guards Kyanti Blyden, Jacob Simonson and Deandre Turner. Last year, Blyden was selected all-Southern Conference honorable mention after contributing 197 points, 97 rebounds, 18 assists, 20 steals and 12 blocks. Simonson produced 32 points, 23 rebounds, five assists, four steals and one block. Turner was named first team all-Southern Conference after topping the Seahawks in field goal attempts (469), field goals (179) three-point attempts (251), three-pointers (92), free throw attempts (216), free throws (179), free throw percentage (82.9) and points (629). Turner finished 19th in the NJCAA in points per game (21.0), 21st in points and 37th in free throw percentage.
MICKLE SIGNS SCHOLARSHIP
TO FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
Kevin Mickle signed a scholarship to Florida Gulf Coast University. Mickle played 29 games and averaged 13.6 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He led the Seahawks in field goal percentage (54.7), offensive rebounds (121), total rebounds (275) and blocks (48).
Mickle received NJCAA and FCSAA Player of the Week honors (Jan. 5-11) after averaging 27.5 points, 2.5 steals and 2.5 blocks in two games to help Broward to conference victories over Palm Beach State College and Miami Dade College. In the game against Palm Beach State on Jan. 7, Mickle posted a double-double by scoring a season-high 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Seahawks to a 77-74 victory at Lake Worth. Mickle connected on 10 of 15 field goals and drained 11 of 14 free throws.
On Jan. 3rd against Wytheville (Va.) Community College, Mickle posted a season-high in rebounds (18) and tied a season-high in blocks (five) to help the Seahawks to a 78-68 victory during the Eastern Florida State College tournament at Melbourne. He was named first team all-Southern Conference following the 2014-15 season, joining teammates Deandre Turner and Jayvian Delacruz. William Cruz and Mikhail Rolle received second team all- conference honors and Kyanti Blyden was named honorable mention.