The boys basketball team opened the season on November 26th, at home against East River HS. The Braves were led by Marlon Allen’s 22pts, 8 rebs and 5 blocks in a 67- 43 victory. Point guard, Robert Soto dished out 5 assists and chipped in 15 pts.
On Wednesday night the Boys traveled to Winter Park to open play in the 42nd East Orange County Rotary Tip-Off Classic. The Braves started off strong against the favorited Port Orange Atlantic Sharks. Matt Sokol’s 13 first half points, and a relentless press defense, had Boone in good shape going into halftime. Second half turnovers by the Braves led to a rally by Atlantic. The Sharks to the win 65- 54. Marlon Allen had a team high 19 pts and Sokol finished with 15.
The Braves were back at the Rotary Tip-Off Thursday night in a consolation game against the Apopka Blue Darters. This game proved to be a defensive slugfest. By halftime, Boone was leading 12- 11. The offensive pace picked up only slightly after halftime, with Apopka turning up the pressure in there full court defense. The Braves would fight hard, but eventually fall 34- 27. Marlon Allen and Shukiou Sprauve led the Braves with 6 pts apiece.