Standout Performances By Local High School Athletes

In recent days, there have been a number of standout athletic performances by high school athletes from schools in the western communities.

At the King’s Academy, senior teammates Jordan Race and Janessa Williams led the Lions varsity girls basketball team to a big 63-46 victory against Miami’s Palmer Trinity School in the SUTS Scouting Report New Year’s Classic on Jan. 6. In this game, Race drained six three-pointers, scored a season-high 24 points, grabbed six rebounds, distributed two assists and had a steal. Williams corralled a career-high 17 rebounds, scored 16 points and had one assist in the win. After the first 15 games of the season, TKA’s record is 11-4.

At nearby Palm Beach Central High School, senior basketball sensation E’Zaria Adams scored a career-high 41 points in her team’s 71-26 win against Forest Hill High School on Jan. 4. In that game, Adams had 10 rebounds, five steals, three blocks and one assist for coach Bruce Gaffney’s Broncos. After 13 games, the team is 9-4, but remain undefeated (4-0) in district play.

Seminole Ridge High School senior soccer player Raheem Binns scored a key goal against Palm Beach Gardens High School on Jan. 4 to help the Hawks defeat the visiting Gators, 3-2. Two days later, on Jan. 6, Binns registered a hat trick against the visiting Atlantic High School Eagles to help the Hawks prevail 5-2. After the first 13 games, Seminole Ridge’s boys soccer team had a record of 8-4-1.

In girls high school soccer, Glades Day School senior standout Hana Lohmann scored five goals on Jan. 9 in her team’s 8-0 shutout on the road at Pahokee High School. Through her team’s first 15 games, Lohmann has scored 42 goals to help the Gators achieve a record of 11-3-1.

At Palm Beach Central, senior Ashley Mahorn played a leading role in her team’s recent 5-0 shutout against Royal Palm Beach High School on Jan. 5. In that game, Mahorn had two goals and one assist. Under new head coach Dave Jimenez, the Broncos are 7-3-2 after 12 games.

Finally, in high school golf, TKA student Staci Pla won the girls 15-18 division of the Junior Honda Classic, which was concluded on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.