No. 7 Parrish moves to 8-0
by W. Brian Hale
Dec 08, 2012 | 2051 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PARRISH — The No. 7 Parrish Tornadoes (8-0) wrapped up this week’s four-game stretch in a dominant fashion, defeating the Lynn Bears (3-2) 64-26 on Friday night at Parrish.

Tyler Sims led the Tornadoes’ offense, scoring 14 points and connecting on 4 of 9 shots from three-point range. Brodrick Sanders and Marcus Harris recorded 12 point nights, while Jermichael Harris had 11 points and led the team in rebounds with seven. Reginald Harris contributed with 8 points and 6 steals.

Kyle Medeiros led the Bears with 8 points, with Ben Cagle contributing 7 points on the evening.

Sims, who has scored 31 points in the past two games, says the confidence he has gained from both his teammates and his coaching staff has allowed him to gain positive momentum in his offensive production as the week progressed.

“Our coaches have placed their confidence in me, and I also have the confidence of the guys on my team to go out on the court and find the basket,” Sims said. “They all tell me to not get into any kind of slump — just go out there and keep shooting the ball. It makes me feel better when the ball is in my hands with everyone behind me and it motivates me to do my best to reward their confidence.”

Parrish coach Heath Burns praised the Tornadoes’ execution as well as his team’s effort on defense.

“We finally got our break, secondary and half-court offenses going tonight. When Lynn switched over to a zone defense, we did a great job of moving the ball and got a lot of good opportunities to make shots,” Burns said. “We were also able to knock down some shots that we haven’t this year.

“When Tyler and Marcus Harris make baskets like they did tonight, you see things open up for guys like Brodrick — who had a great game for us as well. Jermichael performed extremely well in getting the ball to the open men and coordinating good shots and Desmond Brown, who is our sixth man, plays at a superb level. He and Reginald bring a lot of energy onto the court and are vital parts of our team.”

Parrish opened the game firing on all cylinders, leading Lynn 26-7 at the end of the first period.

The Tornadoes continued to extend their lead going into halftime, taking a 39-13 edge into the locker room.

Parrish continued to light up the scoreboard in the third period, outscoring the Bears 22-7 to retain a 61-20 lead.

Lynn had the final scoring edge in the fourth period, 6-3 to reach the 64-26 final.

Parrish travels to Sumiton Christian next Thursday night for their next matchup, while Lynn hosts archrival Addison on Tuesday.