Athletic News, 1/16
Great day Unity Prep!! Last night we had a great bounce back game versus Hebrew Language. It also was the return of Kavana Goldson and Taneal Richards who kept the team steady throughout the game. Kendra Greene our captain played tremendous defense and Sunshine Saunders had an offensive explosion last night to help secure the victory.
– Coach Godfrey
“Congrats to the boys and girls basketball ball team for the big WIN! I see the determination in all of the students. As for my cheerleaders, we need to step it up! Our first competition is January 27th and we are now taking a setback from games to make sure this routine is a success. Please give us all the love and support as we go through this journey. We want to come home with that Trophy!! Stay Tuned…..”
– Coach Vance
Second game of the season and the Panthers defense keeps proving to have more bite than purr. The defense, lead by Hunter Johnson (8th grade), Jamal Gordon (8th grade) and paced by the scoring of Messiah Washington (8th grade), dominated the early parts of the first half. Within the first 5 minutes the team had 6 steals, and lead 12-0. Additionally, Messiah Washington lead all players with 12 rebounds. Both Johnson and Gordon contributed 7 of their own. However, The Hebrew Language Academy battled back in the second half and challenged. HLA brought the score back to within two point, 17-15. A late minute substitution of Marquis Green-St Louis (8th grade), helped to seal the deal with a timely rebound and pass to Hunter, and made lay-up, late in the half. To top off a stellar defensive game, Johnson also had a block just minutes later to insure Unity’s victory. It marks the first below 20 opponent score of the year. “It’s one of our goals Mr. Coleman,” stated Coach Patrick. He continued, “we look to slow the game down at times with our offense, and control the glass and half-court with our defense.”
The boy’s play next week against Excellence Boy’s at home.