Posted On: 01/9/20 8:56 AM

On Wednesday night, I made the short trip over to Pasco County to see Anclote host Nature Coast.

Both teams are nicknamed the Sharks, but it was the home team that ran away with this one early with a height advantage and two senior leaders to win 74-43.

Here is a look at five takeaways from the outing.

Hester continues to be tough

Despite some nagging injuries, 2020 6'6" forward Jakob Hester continues to generate big scoring nights for Anclote. The Palm Beach Atlantic commit had a game-high 26 points in this game, including 11 in the first quarter alone. Hester simply did whatever he wanted as an attacker and went to the free throw stride often. His size advantage and pure strength made life beyond tough for the Nature Coast defense. Once he gets healthy after the season and in prime shape, the high IQ four man will do wonders at the Division II level.

Cooper is on his way up

Just looking at Jalen Cooper, the 2020 6'6" guard/forward passes the eye test. In this game, he was shooting at a high clip from deep and was comfortable in pacing the offense. The Palm Beach Atlantic commit had three

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