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1782 S.E. Jackson St.
Stuart, FL 34997

"Home of the Pinewood Panthers"
1999 Martin County Schools Boys 12-under Basketball Champions

News Articles

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!

Season Statistics

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.

Bill Austin
Shooting Guard
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.

Daniel Harris
Point Guard

Matt Anderson
Power Forward 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.

Brendan McCarthy
Small Forward
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.

Jason Rex

Clarence Pierre
Power Forward

Jimmy Pierre
Center 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.

Josh Dyess
Shooting Guard

2000 Player Roster
(names in red indicate starters)

Ryan "Rhino" Power
Point Guard
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.

Daniel Harris
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.

Brian Graham
Point Guard

Clarence Pierre
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.

Shane Farrell
Small Forward
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.

David Bates

Phillip Siregar

Adam "Big" Earl
Forward 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.

Josh Dyess
Wing guard

Noah Lewis
Wing guard

Michael Stepnowski
Wing guard

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