Posted On: 01/10/18 7:30 PM
Philip Lyttle, Forest Hills
After turning in a wild triple double to lead Forest Hills to the championship of their own tournament, the hard-driving senior guard continued his stellar play.
Lyttle erupted for a game-best 30 points.
His timely scoring and poised play down the stretch propelled Forest Hill to a signature 72-66 victory over Palm Beach Lakes in a marquee matchup featuring a pair of local heavy hitters.
Mehki Millender, Forest Hill
As a long range shooter and adequate supplementary scorer, Millender has been a consistent piece this season. His sturdy and reliable play has paralleled 13-1 Forest Hill’s hot start in District 13-8A.
Jaquel Stroman, Jupiter
While Jupiter dropped a tough 56-51 loss to a 15-0 Wellington team, Stroman registered his presence. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound guard scored 13 points to pace the home team. It was the first career start for the poised Class of 2020 guard, who had 20 points during a signature win over Palm Beach Lakes earlier this season.
Luke Wright, Master’s Academy
An all around athlete and two-way threat for Master’s, Wright has the overall skill set to take over a game with his scoring onslaughts and knack for getting hot in a hurry. He proved this during a 29-point, six assist and six steal performance against the Pine School in Vero Beach earlier in the season.
In an end to end 83-30 drubbing of St. Andrew’s Episcopal, Wright finished with a double double of 23 points and 10 boards.
Darvion Blackshear, Fort Pierce Central
While the highly pressurized, box and one defense applied on South Fork’s Caleb Edwards (who was limited to a season low six points) was the key component to Fort Pierce Central’s 54-45 win over South Fork, Blackshear put together a stellar performance that mirrored the team effort.
He scored 14 points and added four boards and four assists. He received plenty of help from teammate Malik Linsey, who narrowly missed a double double with nine points and 10 boards in the win.