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Girls varsity b-ballers dominate from gate; boys varsity stumbles

Ahfachkee Basketball05DAVIE — If the start of the 2014 varsity basketball season is any indication, the Ahfachkee Lady Warriors team is bound for glory.

The team, bolstered by a small but powerful roster, dominated Glades Day 47-17 in the season opener Nov. 14 in Belle Glade. On Nov. 18, the girls’ team steamrolled David Posnack Jewish Day School 47-12.

“This, with only seven players on the team,” said Danielle Jumper-Frye, a team parent and Ahfachkee’s assistant program director.

Leading players Gianna Wargolet and Dasani Cypress ran the court well for consistent fast-breaking layups and consecutive scores. Malari Baker commanded several scoring hook shots. Dayla Koenes and Sabre Billie controlled the ball on the offense, while defensive quick thinking by the team, including Sara Osceola and newcomer Charli Frye, led to turnovers throughout the series’ second game.

The Ahfachkee boys varsity team fought David Posnack opponents with non-stop hustle, but lost 54-10. Overpowered by the much larger team, both in physical stature and team size, the Warriors followed the lead of returning players Devon Bowers, Uriah Waggerby and Isaiah Alvarado.

Graysun Billie, Chaska Osceola, Ethan Balentine, Jonah Alvarado and Isaiah Anderson rounded out the team.