Posted On: 03/9/19 7:10 PM

The records were dropping Saturday at the 2019 Boys State Basketball Tournament in Lakeland.

Pompano Beach Blanche Ely coach Melvin Randall added to his long list of achievements by earning his record ninth state championship in the Tigers’ 57-52 victory over Bradenton Lakewood Ranch in the Class 8A state title game at RP Funding Center.

Randall has won seven state championships at the helm of Ely after winning two at Deerfield Beach.

“I’m a very, very blessed man,” Randall said. “Very blessed. I know how hard I work. I know how hard I work these kids, and they stepped to the chall

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