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.
Panthers Prevail on Senior Night
1/26/2015
Pine Crest Won its Seventh Consecutive Game with a 51 to 40 over Palmer Trinity.
The Falcons, using a Very Deliberate Game Plan, used the Clock and the first period was tied at 10 all.
It was Clear that the Panther opponent was going to make use of the Clock in hopes of keeping the score close.
 
In the Second Period behind Co-Captains AJ Sacks who scored 10 points and Antonio Vrankovic 4 points
And a pressing defense forged ahead to a half time score of 29 to 15.
 
In the Third Period the Slow and Methodical formula for Palmer Trinity continued but the Tandem of Sacks and Vrankovic
was simply too much for their opponent as they extended the Score to 44 to 22.
 
In the Final Period of play the Falcons outscored the Panthers 18 to 7 in a game that the outcome was already decided.
 
For the Seniors 6”11 Antonio Vrankovic, 6’0 AJ Sacks,6’7 Nick Nolting and 6’1 Jonah Scrudders it was a Reminder that the Season and their
Careers at Pine Crest will soon be coming be coming to an end.
 
They are Great Young Men and have made their mark at Pine Crest both in the classroom and on the Court.
Next year’s Team will Miss them and so will the Coach.
 
Box Score :
Vrankovic-6-0-6/7-18 pts,Sacks-4-3-0-17 pts,Nolting-3-0-0-6 pts,Marzouca-1-1-0-5 pts,Scrudders-0-1-0-3 pts,Bentz-0-0-2/2-2 pts,
Mansour-0-0-0,Cox-0-0-0,Garfinkel-0-0-0
14-5-8/9-51 pts
 
Leading Scorers-Vrankovic-18 pts and Sacks-17 pts (a Career High)
Leading Rebounders-Vrankovic-17 and Nolting-6
Assists-Sacks,Marzouca and Scrudders all had 4 each
Steals-Marzouca-4 and Scrudders-4
 
Record-16-7 (3-3 in District)
 
Only Two Games left to the Regular Season Prior to the Playoffs.
The Season Continues…
 
 
 

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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
Manager: 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
(NYU)

Matt Milk
(St. Francis of Brooklyn)

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