In-game coaching will be put to the test when FABC-SourceHoops Class 3A No. 2 Sagemont (10-0) faces perennial Alabama state power George Washington Carver in the Kreul Classic Power 96 Elite Challenge on Thursday.
Without the familiarity of facing each other, Sagemont’s Adam Ross and Carver’s James Jackson will rely heavier on making adjustments on the fly to slow down each other's star small forward.
Jackson has his work cut out against Sagemont’s 6-4 swingman Prince Ali, a Connecticut commit while Ross will try to keep Mississippi State 6-6 commit Demetrius Houston in check.
If Ali breaking the game open with his explosiveness isn’t enough to preoccupy Jackson, then 6-10 UCLA signee G.G. Goloman, 6-5 Jordan Cooper and point guard Lance Crawford each having the potential to put up 20-plus points should pose a challenge.
The Kreul culminates Saturday with championship games in the Publix Challenge, The Rock Challenge and Kreul brackets.
On Friday, the South Florida Holiday Showcase tips off with perennial girls’ basketball state contenders South Broward, Norland, Lourdes, Nova and 2012-13 Class 3A state runner-up Miami Country Day stepping into the spotlight at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Hollywood.
Lourdes faces Oxbridge at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday’s marquee game is highlighted by Miami Country Day (9-1) against Dwyer at 4:30.
Nova and three-point ace Bernadette Devaney, faces Oxbridge at 6 p.m. while South Broward, led by Briyana Lloyd faces Miami Norland at 7:30.
St. Thomas Aquinas dominated the field in its 13-5A game against Cypress Bay on Wednesday night.
Brittany Simpson and Bella Dorosy led the 2-0 victory by scoring a goal each. Goalkeeper Abby Pangallo had her fourth shutout and made three saves.
The Raiders are 12-0-2.Late Tuesday — Chaminade-Madonna 4, Somerset Academy 1:
Bryan Wallace led Pembroke Pines Charter to a 2-1 victory over Boyd Anderson.
Wallace scored a goal and chipped in an assist. Andre Blackman had one goal.
The Jaguars improved to 7-3-2.Pembroke Pines Charter 2, Boyd Anderson 1: LaSalle 4, Ferguson 1: LS (8-2-2): Miami Beach 2, Reagan 1: MB: Late Tuesday — Columbus 3, South Miami 1:
West Broward vs. Coral Glades, 7:30
Douglas vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 7:30
Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 7:30
H. Hills vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7:30
Monarch vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:30
Chaminade-Madonna vs. Mourning (Mourning), 8:00
Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 7:00
Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale, 7:00
Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills, 7:00
Coral Glades vs. Deerfield Beach, 6:00
West Broward vs. Cypress Bay, 7:00
South Broward vs. Dillard (Dillard), 7:00
Northeast vs. Nova (Home), 7:00
Plantation vs. Pompano Beach, 7:00
North Broward Prep vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas), 7:00
Western vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:00
Coconut Creek vs. Cooper City, 5:00
Taravella vs. Douglas (Home), 5:30
Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 5:30
Nova vs. Everglades (Everglades), 5:30
Northeast vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 5:30
Pinecrest Prep vs. Somerset Academy (SOM), 5:00
Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale, 5:00
Coconut Creek vs. Hallandale, 5:00
Cooper City vs. Hollywood Hills, 5:00
Deerfield Beach vs. Coral Glades, 3:00
Taravella vs. Coral Springs, 5:00
Cypress Bay vs. West Broward, 5:00
Piper vs. Deerfield Beach, 5:00
American Heritage vs. Douglas, 5:00