Manoela Dos Santos – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Saturday the LRHS boys’ basketball team won their third straight district championship. The team has faced some of the toughest competition in the state and have beat nationally ranked teams.
Boys head basketball coach Jeremy Schiller shared, “Each district championship is different, but it was fun to share this experience with the guys who haven’t won a district title and with those that have won three.”
The Mustangs basketball team is currently ranked eighth in Florida, and third in class 8A.
Schiller added, “This season’s top players have been our three seniors Jack Kelly, Evan Spiller, and Damian Gordon. But the thing that separates use from the competition is that we have 14 really good players.”
The next game is the Regional Quarter Final this Thursday at home. The game is at 7 p.m. against Riverdale from Ft. Meyers. Schiller hopes LRHS students come out to support and cheer the boys.
What makes these Mustangs so good?
Ben Sax – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS boys basketball team is making nothing but net this season as they are 24-4 and 12-0 in the district and are ranked eighth in the state of Florida.
“There are a lot of reasons why this year’s team is so good,” LRHS boys’ basketball coach Jeremy Schiller said. “The most important is the continuation of the culture of hard work, commitment, and self-sacrifice that had already been established by our prior teams.”
He added, “This team is completely bought in to doing what it takes to compete to win and enjoys the journey on the way.”
Schiller said that the difference between other teams and his team is hard work.
“Our guys work year-round for a common goal. They truly love and care for one another,” he said.
Last year’s Mustangs basketball team made it to the state final four and Schiller said this team can achieve the same success.
“On the court, this team is bigger and stronger and faster,” said Schiller. “Last year’s team had a special quality to make big plays in big moments.”
Schiller believes that the potential for this team is limitless, “This year’s team is more battled tested, by playing an even harder schedule, but this is the time of year that we get to see them step up in big moments. And I believe they will. I trust that they will do whatever it takes to compete to win.”