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Flying L’s Defeat Cooper City for Tenth Win

Ramez Zayed shows off the moves that got Fort Lauderdale the win during practice Jan. 14.
Photo courtesy Flying L’s Basketball

On Friday, Jan. 14, the Fort Lauderdale High School basketball team overcame the Cooper City Cowboys. The final score was 43-36.

Ramez Zayed (10, PG/SG) had another excellent game, putting up a statline of 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists while shooting 67.5% from the field.

Right behind him was Dylan Burrowes (10, PF/SF), who contributed 11 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal while shooting 83% from the field.

The Flying L’s played an amazing game defensively, holding Cooper City to under 40 points. Tahir Bond (10, C) stands out as he led the game in total rebounds with nine.

Head Coach Stefan Whittingham commented on the team’s defense.

“We focus a big part of our practices on defense. We have been playing great defense all season,” Coach Whittingham said. “We’ve been holding teams 12 points under their usual averages which always puts us in position to win games on a nightly basis.”

The Flying L’s also excelled offensively on the court. Coach Whittingham commented on the team’s offensive strategy. 

“Trust has been our team slogan all 2022. We struggled offensively early in the season because we lacked trust for each other. As the year has gone on we have really built trust and have been getting everyone involved in the offense and it has made us harder to guard. As long as we continue to trust each other and play as a team we will be a hard team to beat and will continue this win streak that we are on!”

The Flying L’s face the powerhouse Stranahan High School Mighty Dragons in a highly anticipated matchup Jan. 18. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m, at Stranahan.

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the game versus Stranahan High School was at home. It is in fact away. The Navigator apologizes for this error.

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