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Okeechobee High boys win holiday tournament

Silas Madrigal and the Okeechobee High School boys basketball team enjoyed a productive holiday break. The Brahmans won the D5 Alive Holiday Tournament with an undefeated 3-0 record.

In their opener on Dec. 26, the Brahmans cruised past Sports Leadership & Management High School, 74-29. The following day Okeechobee topped St. Joseph Academy, 41-27, with 11 points from Madrigal.

The team wrapped up its perfect weekend with a 62-30 win against Faith Christian.

The Okeechobee High School boys basketball team, which includes Silas Madrigal, third from left, celebrate after winning the D5 Alive Holiday Tournament. (Courtesy photo)

The tournament was hosted by St. Edward’s School in Vero Beach.

Okeechobee kept winning into the New Year. The Brahmans won nine of 10 games in January as of the 29th to run their record to 18-2.

Okeechobee is garnering attention in state rankings. The team was ranked No. 4 in Class 5A as of Jan. 21 from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and Source Hoops.

Madrigal, a senior guard, is the only Seminole on the Brahmans this season. He hit double figures in scoring four times in January (16 vs Vero Beach, 18 vs Port St. Lucie, 19 vs Somerset College Prep, 12 vs Centennial).