January 2018 Athletics Update

By Sports Information Coordinator Daniel Boston '00

Gulliver's winter teams are nearing the conclusion of their regular seasons and gearing up for the playoffs.

The girls' basketball team is 17-5 overall and 8-0 in the district. It's been a good season so far, despite have only seven players suiting up. The Raiders are led by Kaitlyn Sanders '20, who is averaging 17.1 points per game, and Alana Pinder '18 who is averaging 16.4 points per game. They are currently undefeated in the district, and hope to recapture the district championship crown and advance deep in the regional playoffs.

The boys' basketball team is 15-8 overall and 5-1 in the district. Guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. '20 is leading the team on offense, averaging 27.3 points per game. On defense, forward Jace Howard '20 leads the team with an average of 7.9 rebounds per game. The Raiders have their sights set on defending the district championship and making a deep run in the regional playoffs

The girls' soccer team is 11-4-1 on the season and 6-2 in the district. The Raiders hope to go deep in the regionals playoffs, and will have to get past rivals Ransom Everglades and Carrollton to see their championship aspirations come true. "We have played well this season," said forward Mekayla Frazier '20. "We are in a tough district, but we are definitely excited to see how far we can advance." Leading the team on offense, Daniela Correa '20 has scored 28 goals this season.

The boys' soccer team is 13-2-1 on the season and 7-0 in the district. The team has its sights on avenging last year's loss in the regional semifinal against LaSalle – a loss that upset the Raiders' goal to return to the state tournament. With 12 seniors on this year's team, they are experienced and more determined than ever.

The sailing team competed in the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association (SAISA) South Points #4, hosted by Ransom Everglades, on January 20. The 36 teams from 24 schools arrived to sunny skies and a nice light breeze and warm temps – ideal racing conditions on Biscayne Bay. After all scores were tallied, Gulliver came away third overall, earning the sailing team valuable ranking points towards the district championships in March. Danny Hughes '21 and Teddy Bueres '19 had a standout performance, with a big win in the B Division. The Gulliver JV team placed second overall.