Crestwood Middle School secured its first-ever boys basketball championship when Crestwood hosted and defeated Eagles Landing Middle School from Boca Raton in the Palm Beach County Middle School Basketball Championship.
It is Crestwood’s first-ever championship in the sport, and the team was overjoyed to bring this gift to the school and the fans. The big win came after an undefeated season.
“It was a tough game, but all we had to do was continue to play, and we found a way to win,” point guard Ja’Quan Johnson said.
The game seemed to have been slipping away from Crestwood before halftime, but the second half saw a more focused team. The run was sparked by a big 3-pointer by David Alexis. That proved to be what Crestwood needed to increase the intensity.
“We were so hyped that we lost a bit of our focus, but we had to refocus and do what we have been doing all season,” team member Michael Chambers explained. “I did not want to lose in the championship, especially after not losing any games all year. We wanted to go out with a bang.”
When the buzzer sounded, signaling the end of the game, the team was mobbed by fans who came out to support the team.
The team members are Ja’Quan Johnson, Michael Chambers, Xavier Police, David Alexis, Oriean Eells, Jordan Philistin, Guervinsly Pierre, Ashton Fountain, Ethan Desarmes, Jeremiah Neath, Treven Tipton and Christopher Jones. They are coached by Timothy Hegarty.