Eighty points on the scoreboard for Marathon High was a pleasant sight Monday for boys basketball coach Kevin Freeman.
But he said the 80-14 win in Homestead against the Lions of Miami Community Charter High School wasn’t a good indicator of his team’s ability.
“We came out firing and they weren’t the best team,” Freeman said.
The Dolphins were up 27-2 in the first quarter, scoring another 26 points before half-time for a score of 53-7.
The third quarter started with a running clock, required by the Florida High School Athletic Association when a team is 35 points ahead in the second half. The score was 67-11 going into the fourth quarter, where it ended with 13 more points in their favor.
Freshman point guard Steven Hernandez scored 17 points and had eight assists. Thad Goodwin also had 17 points.
Freeman said the team of 12 will continue to work on plays and defense at practice. “We have to stay focused physically and mentally and hopefully things will keep rolling,” he said.
Marathon High hosts the Knights of Keys Gate Charter School today at 5:30 p.m.
Katie Atkins: 305-440-3219