Welcome to Coach B’s blog. Here's where you'll find all the Xs and Os about press, man vs. zone defense, fast breaks, and substitutes. It's all Pine Crest hoops, all the time! I'll keep you updated on our mission for a State Championship, provide you with a sneak peak of our upcoming 2014-15 basketball campaign, and share some knowledge about the ins and outs of the season. I'll also try to address any pertinent questions along the way that you have about our season, the players, and our coaches.
Senior Profile
2/18/2015
This was 6’1 Jonah Scrudders first year on the Varsity and certainly has made a contribution.
In addition to his offensive skills, he has a quick wit and understood his role on the team.
He worked very hard this season and clearly showed improvement in his skill set.
Has been accepted to several Universities and will make a decision soon on his choice.
 
 
6’7 Nick Nolting has come a long way as a person and as a basketball player.
He has improved his skill level a great deal.
He is personable and has a great sense of humor that most teams need.
Nick also played Football will be attending Davidson University (as a Long Snapper)
I also own him a round of golf…..
 
 
6’11 Co-Captain Antonio Vrankovic Clearly has left his mark as a Panther.
In the Classroom he has achieved the opportunity to attend Ivy League Schools
And on the court establish or tied several records at Pine Crest.
Tied Brandon Knight with 55 points in a game. Antonio did it in regulation while Brandon did it in 
Four overtimes. 
He set the record for Blocks in a season with 118 and rebounds in a season with 415
Where ever Antonio goes he will make another mark as a person and as an athlete .
 
6’0 Co-Captain “AJ” Sacks is a rare breed.
Has a mature approach to the game ,to school and to life itself.
He makes friends easily and contributes no matter where or what the issue is.
At the Point Guard position he was the leader of the team.
He was accepted early to Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania .
He is a special young man in so many ways.
 
I wish only the best to the seniors who will be moving on to the next level in their lives….
 
 
 
 
 


Lions Roll Over Panthers to Reach District Finals 78 to 47
2/10/2015
It was a night the home town crowd saw a different team that upset Calvary Christian and played terrific defense to reach the Semi-Finals of the District.

Defense Excels and Panthers Win 55 to 37 District Game
2/4/2015
Playing at home Pine Crest avenged an early season loss to Calvary Christian 69 to 64 in the Quarter Finals of the District Playoffs.

Shorthanded Panthers Fall to Zion Lutheran 74 to 54
1/30/2015
Injuries are part of the game and it couldn't have happened at a worst time.

Panthers Beat the Buccaneers 82 to 74
1/28/2015
Pine Crest extended their winning streak to eight games with the victory over the Benjamin School.

Panthers Prevail on Senior Night
1/26/2015
Pine Crest won its seventh consecutive game with a 51 to 40 over Palmer Trinity.

Pine Crest Runs by Pompano Beach 77 to 61
1/22/2015
The Panthers of Pine Crest won their 6th consecutive game with an impressive win over the Golden Tornadoes of Pompano Beach.

Vrankovic Ties Record in Shoot out Win
1/20/2015
Antonio Vrankovic and Brandon Knight now share the scoring record when the 6'11 Senior dropped in 55 points in the 87 to 65 win over Taravella High School.

Last Second Shot Earns District Win
1/19/2015
The anticipated district game against the University School had it all. A match up of key players, seeding for the playoffs, and a game that wasn't decided until the final seconds.

A Well Deserved Honor
1/16/2015
Congratulations to Co-Captain Antonio Vrankovic who was recently named Honorable McDonald's All American.

Sheridan Hills No Match for the Panthers
1/15/2015
Pine Crest defense and control of the backboards made it easy to cruise to a 59 to 28 victory.

Pine Crest Outlasts Fort Lauderdale H.S. 80 to 68
1/13/2015
It was a shootout between two Seniors - 6'4 Jay Pierce forward at Ft. Lauderdale H.S., who dropped 34 points, and 6'11 Antonio Vrankovic, who had a career high 36 points for the Panthers.

Lions Nip Panthers in District 69 to 61
1/12/2015
Chaminade Madonna, one of the pre-season favorites to win the District Title, was pushed by the Panthers in a game played at the "Lion's Den".

Pine Crest Loses to Cardinal Gibbons 66 to 51
1/8/2015
How many times have you heard about "moral victories"? Well, this game against the nationally ranked (15th) Cardinal Gibbons and the Number One Ranked Team in the State of Florida may have been one.

Panthers Score District Victory over North Broward Prep 63-39
1/6/2015
The Green and White came out quick and scored the first 12 points of the game and never looked back as they gained their second district win of the deason to bring their record to 2-2 in district play and 9-5 overall.
Past Blog Entries
2014-15 Boys Varsity Basketball Team

Seniors:
Nick Nolting: 6'7
Alan Sacks: 6'0
Jonah Scrudders: 6'1
Antonio Vrankovic: 6'11
Juniors:
Garrison Bentz: 6'4
Tim Cox: 6'2
Kyle Garfinkel, 6'0
Luke Mansour: 6'1
Sophomores:
Chris Marzouca: 5'7
Freshmen:
Chris Alexander: 6'0
Blake Guillaume: 5'10
Chandler Pollock: 6'3
Miles Polley: 5'11

Head Coach:
David Beckerman

Assistant Coaches:
Ike Smith
Ed Waite
Essie Hollis

Trainer:
Garrick Edwards

Managers:
Max Rubinoff
Jason Meisel
Brett Baker
Pine Crest Alumni Currently Playing Basketball in College

Andy Wang - MIT

Brandon Knight - www.nba.com/bucks

Romas Marcinkevicius - New York University

Matt Milk - St. Francis of Brooklyn

Billy Thompson, Jr. - Evangel University (Springfield, Missouri)
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