GOLD EXTINGUISH FIRE NOW POISED FOR PLAYOFFS
Parkland, FL - The South Florida Gold took to the hardwood on Saturday 2/28 and Sunday 3/1 taking on a very formidable foe in The South Coast Fire. The Fire started off strong taking an early lead but after a quick time-out The GOLD regrouped an began to show excellent team work with excellent ball movement on the offensive end and a smothering defense leading to many turnovers and creating a few 3D opportunities. Sean Batman Scott and Jarret Smith along with Padrick Matilus would facilitate the offense leading to scoring from Scott The Professor Draughn and Marquis Starquis Mathis. Downtown Freddy Brown would show that not only could he hit from the outside but he could also drive the lane creating several traditional 3 point opportunities. Dane Givner and Maurice Veal along with Jeff The Rifleman Remington would come off the bench along with Dante Valentine and they would build on the momentum and continue to stretch the lead. Charlie Cobra Coley and Daniel Bryant would team up with some give an gos leading to some monstrous dunks by Coley. The final buzzer would sound and The Gold were triumphant 121-102.
looking for the sweep on Sunday The Gold would come out raining 3's by Daniel Bryant and Sean Batman Scott. Marquis Starquis Mathis and Scott The Professor Draughn would show inside strenght grabbing offensive rebounds leading to points. Jarrett Smith would keep many plays alive exhibiting great hustle that lead to him scoring and facilitating scoring for The Gold. The Gold would maintain a seven point lead late into the 3rd quarter. At that point The Fire would go on a bit of a run to go up by 1 then Downtown Freddy Brown would get fouled and step to the line sinking both free throws which seemed to ignite The Gold putting them up by one, The Gold would create a 3d and Maurice Veal would get a put back rebound worth three as a result of The 3-D. The Fire would keep it close. The Gold would control the ball and work to get good looks and extend the lead. With 39 seconds left in The game the Gold would be up by 7 with the Fire on the line shooting Free Throws. The Fire made them both and cut the lead to 5 The Fire would create a 3-D and score cutting the lead to 2. The Gold would inbound and immediately The Fire would foul. The Gold would again inbound and The Fire would foul. The Fire now had 7 team fouls and they were 1 foul away from putting The Gold in the bonus. The Gold would inbound and with 9 seconds left The Fire would foul putting The Gold on the line shooting 2. The Gold made them both and were up by 4. The Fire would turn the ball over and on the ensuing inbounds they would intercept the ball creating a 3-d opportunity. The Fore would launch a half-court shot that if it went in would have been worth 5 points asa result of the 3-D the shot fell short and The Gold prevailed 101-97 over The Fire.
The Gold now turns it focus to March 14 and March 15 when they will host The Divisional Playoffs at The Coral Springs Charter School. Games on March 14 are scheduled for 6 PM and 8 PM with the Divisional Final being played on 3/15 at 3 PM. The winner of The Divisional Playoofs advances to The Regionals.