"Home of the Pinewood Panthers"
1999 Martin County Schools Boys
12-under Basketball Champions
Tuesday, March 23, 1999|
The Pinewood Panthers 12-under boy's basketball team won their second round game against the Seawind Dolphins, 29-25
at South Fork High School. Matt Anderson had 13 points and Derek Power added 9 points and 5 assists. The
play of our guards proved too much for the Dolphins. Brennan Grubbs scored 15 points to lead the Dolphins.
The scored was tied at 25-25 with 59.4 seconds left in the 4th quarter when Jimmy "Freight Train" Pierre
boxed Grubbs out for a key defensive rebound leading to Power scoring an uncontested layup. The first
lead of the game for the Panthers. The Dolphin's coach called a timeout with 31.8 seconds left hoping to
pull them together. The Panther defensive pressure proved too much
as Bill Austin stole the ball with 17.8
seconds left and made a pass to Power, who was fouled on his lay-up. Power sealed the victory by knocking
down both free throws with 8.7 seconds left.
Wednesday, March 24, 1999
The Panthers won the Western Division by defeating the Indiantown Warriors, 21-17 at Martin County High School.
Derek Power again led the team to victory with 8 points and 5 assists and only 1 turnover. The swarming defense of the Panthers proved too much again as the Warriors top scorer, Dallas Burchalter, was held to only 6 points. The use of a triangle and two defense with the combination of Bill Austin and Matt Anderson stalled the offense of the Warriors throughout the entire game. The Panthers play for the county
championship tomorrow night against J.D. Parker.
Thursday, March 25, 1999|
The Panthers won the county championship against J.D. Parker tonight with two last second free throws from Matt Anderson
with 5.5 seconds in the game by a score of 23-22. J.D. Parker's defense slowed the offensive efficiency of
Derek Power, 13 PPG, to a single point but Power made up for it having a tournament high 6 assists in the win. Matt
Anderson led the team with 9 points and Jimmy Pierre had 8 points and several key rebounds. J.D. Parker was led
again by Ricky Warren with 5 points. The Panthers ineffectiveness to make free throws, 5 of 18, made the game
a bit more interesting for the several hundred spectators. J.D. Parker controlled the style of play the entire
game with the Panthers only lead being the winning score.
Wednesday, April 7, 1999
The boy's basketball team finished the season undefeated with a 23-22 victory over J.D. Parker
in the championship game. The whole team played awesome. Derek "Big Dog" Power, our floor
general, led the team in scoring and assists. Matt Anderson won the championship game
with two free throws with 5.5 seconds left in regulation. Jimmy "Freight Train" Pierre, Bill
Austin and Brendan McCarthy provided rebounding and timely offense all season. Jason "T" Rex,
Daniel Harris, Josh Dyess, and Clarence Pierre showed their talents coming off the bench for
much needed support.
Congratulations, you guys are the best!
Team games with Leading scorers
Pinewood 48, F.A. Williams 28|
Power, McCarthy 14 points
Pinewood 33, Pt. Salerno 24|
Power 18, Anderson 6
Pinewood 15, Palm City 12|
J. Pierre, Anderson 4
Pinewood 30, Seawind 19|
J. Pierre 12, Power 8
Pinewood 30, J.D.Parker 25|
Power 13, Anderson 11
1999 Player Roster
(names in red indicate starters)
Derek "Big Dog" Power
Point Guard/Small Forward
13.0 PPG : 4.5 APG : 3.2 RPG : 1.5 STL
The "Big Dog" was selected as Most Valuable Player for both the 1998 and 1999 basketball seasons for his overall team attitude, leadership role, and offensive presence on the court.
As a ten year old, Derek averaged 9.2 PPG, 5.1 APG, and 3.5 STL in a 14-Under league this season at the local YMCA.
2.8 PPG : 1.2 APG : 3.1 RPG
Bill was selected as Outstanding Defensive Player for the 1998 basketball season for his tenacity and ability to throw himself all over the court.
His on-court presence was felt on both sides of the ball with his quick hands and 120% effort.
Shooting Guard/Power Forward
5.0 PPG : 2.1 APG : 4.2 RPG : 3.5 STL
Matt has been selected as the 1999 offensive player of the year for his ability to hit clutch free throws and the occasional open 3-pointer.
When running our 1-3-1 zone, the "Rat" has the dirty job of being up high.
4.8 PPG : 1.2 APG : 1.5 RPG
Brendan has been selected as Most Improved Player for the 1999 basketball season for his ability to run the floor
on the fast break. His presence was felt in the tournament as we relied on his speed and offensive performance.
6.0 PPG : 0.8 APG : 8.2 RPG : 6.1 BLK
Jimmy was selected as Most Improved Player for the 1998 basketball season and Defensive
player of the year this year. The "Freight Train" had not played organized basketball before and proved to be a threat both on offense, 6.0 PPG
and defense for his rebounding, 8.2 RPG. A secondary skill that he continued to develop this season was shot blocking averaging 6.1 blocked shots per game.
2000 Player Roster
(names in red indicate starters)
Ryan "Rhino" Power
8.5 PPG : 6.1 APG : 6.1 RPG : 3.3 STL
The "Rhinoman" has been selected as Outstanding Defensive Player on many occasions for his ability to play like he is 7-feet tall.
As an eight year old, Ryan averaged 9.2 PPG, 4.9 APG, 5.2 STL and 5.4 RPG in the 10-Under division at the Martin County YMCA.
Shooting Guard/Point guard/Forward
19.8 PPG : 1.2 APG : 10.1 RPG
Daniel is one of the returning players from last year. He sealed a victory last year with a last second three-point
shot. Daniel has improved over the past year training in the local 11-under league at the "Y". Along with
the "Rhino", Daniel has led his team to an undefeated season, averaging over 12 PPG, 15 RPG, 7 STL, the
list goes on. His ability to step up will control our chances in this year's tournament.
13.7 PPG : 1.5 APG : 13.2 RPG : 5.2 BLK
Clarence "the Kid" Pierre is another returning player from last year's championship team. His inside presence
has been felt in each of the team's victories. Clarence is averaging a double-double in points and rebounds.
Being the younger brother of the "Freight Train", he has also developed a keen sense of blocking shots.
1.5 PPG : 1.2 APG : 1.5 RPG
This is Shane's first year playing organzied basketball. His defensive capabilities are his strong points. He replaces
Billy Austin's spot from last year as being the "monster" the team needs for the triangle-and-two.
He has excellent hands and makes key offensive rebounds to "feed" the big guys.
Adam "Big" Earl
6.0 PPG : n/a APG : 2.2 RPG
"Big" Earl brings some needed offensive depth to the Panthers this year. His sweet baseline jumper
is driving the other teams crazy. He lacks some foot speed but makes it up in effort and basketball smarts.