Chiefs Dominate Against PB Gardens
February 12, 2016
The Chiefs were back at it on Tuesday night, fresh after winning the District Title on Friday. The Chiefs (21-6) had to face off against Palm Beach Gardens (13-14). Santaluces came in with one mentality: win. If they were to win this game, they would have to face Wellington, last year’s state champions.
In the first, the Chiefs got off to a hot start by dropping 14 points in the quarter, but Palm Beach Gardens was still on their heels. In the second, Santaluces started to break away from Gardens and maintained a solid lead.
During halftime, Senior Kevin Mendelsberg asked his girlfriend, Junior Cheerleader Cintia Garcia, to prom in unison with the a plethora of cheering from the crowd. After this halftime event, the Chiefs were ready to come back and play some ball.
In the second half, Santaluces led by as much as 20 at one point, as the Chiefs cruised to victory, routing Palm Beach Gardens 63-45.
Next Tuesday, the Chiefs will head to Wellington to face Trent Frazier and the reigning state champions in an an attempt to dethrone them.
After Thursday’s game, Seniors Mark Sajous and Job Jean-Baptiste gave insight on the win and how they will handle Trent Frazier and the Wellington Wolves on Tuesday.
“The win feels wonderful, I am proud of my team, they played very hard,” said Sajous. “They give it all they got in the game, they give it all they got in practice, I am proud of my team.”
As for covering and shutting down Trent Frazier, Job Jean-Baptiste chimed in.
“I feel like, how we’ve been playing, I feel that we could not shut him down,” said Jean-Baptiste. “But rather control him to a good pace where we can handle the game, finish it out, and get the W.”