Monday, December 14, 2009

Big Cats at their Schools (12/11/09)

Coconut Creek 59, Douglas 42

DOUGLAS (3-2) Henry 3-5-13, R. Swarzak 1-3-5, Perez 1-0-2, Thompson 2-1-5, Soshnick 3-2-8, Asuncion 0-1-1, V. Swarzak 4-0-8. Totals 14-12-42.

COCONUT CREEK (1-5)Williams 0-5-5, Innocent 5-0-11, Willis 1-0-2, Myers 2-6-10, St. Fort 2-0-4, Car. Joseph 6-2-15, White 5-2-12. Totals 21-15-59.

Douglas 13 5 12 12 -- 42 C. Creek 15 12 17 15 -- 59

3-point goals -- Henry 2,
Car. Joseph, Innocent. Rebounds -- Coconut Creek (Myers 7). Assists -- Coconut Creek (Williams 7)

Coral Springs Christian 68, Westminster Academy 46

WESTMINSTER ACADEMY (1-2) Smith 6-3-17, Hustalen 1-0-2, Barber 1-0-2, Orsino 1-0-2, Stolley 1-2-4, Roth 5-0-14, Addison 2-0-5. Totals 17-5-46

CORAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN (7-0) Domino 3-1-7, Iverson 5-0-15, Mathews 0-3-3, Hagler 3-1-7, Ferguson 0-1-1, Cole 2-0-5, Kent Lindbergh 3-2-10, Kyle Lindbergh 6-7-19, Gesin 0-1-1. Totals 22-16-68.

Westminster 9 12 7 18 -- 46 CS Christian 15 18 25 10 -- 68

3-point goals -- Iverson 5, Kent Lindbergh 2, Cole, Roth 4, Smith 2, Addison. Rebounds -- CS Christian (Kyle Lindbergh 12). Assists -- CS Christian (Domino 8).

Highlands Christian 61, Zion Lutheran 17

HIGHLANDS CHRISTIAN (5-0) Dann 4-3-11, Sullivan 2-0-5, Hantsbarger 4-0-8, Smith 6-4-17, Walker 1-0-2, Moser 8-0-16, Deshommes 1-0-2, Gray 0-0-0. Totals 26-7-61.

ZION LUTHERAN (0-4) Byndloss 3-0-7, Billy 1-0-2, Zymkowitz 4-0-8, Philphait 0-0-0, Jenova 0-0-0. Totals 8-0-17.

Highlands 19 17 17 8 -- 61 Zion 6 7 4 0 -- 17

3-point goals -- Smith, Sullivan, Byndloss. Rebounds -- Highlands Chr. (Moser 8). Assists -- Highlands Chr. (Gray 10).

Sheridan Hills 52, Florida Bible 50

FLORIDA BIBLE (2-4) Baugh 2-2-6, Armstrong 8-6-22, Morris 0-1-1, Hevia 4-0-8, Gattling 1-0-3, McCork 1-0-2, Cardoso 3-0-7, McCoy 0-1-1. Totals 19-10-50.

SHERIDAN HILLS (4-3) McTaw 4-3-12, Barillo 7-3-18, Jer. Fontus 5-2-12, Santos 1-0-2, Sterlin 3-1-8, Jean Louis 0-0-0. Totals 20-9-52.

Fla. Bible 13 16 13 8 -- 50 S. Hills 10 14 11 17 -- 52

3-point goals -- McTaw, Barillo, Sterlin, Gattling, Cardoso. Rebounds -- S. Hills (Jer. Fontus 9); Florida Bible (Armstrong 10). Assists -- S. Hills (Jean-Louis 4); Florida Bible (Hevia 8)

University School 61, Bishop Loughlin 60 (OT)

UNIVERSITY SCHOOL (5-0) Perry 4-2-10, Ke. Phanord 5-3-17, Ky. Phanord 2-1-6,
Dwaine 5-3-13, Gaulben 3-3-10, Amedee 2-1-5. Totals 21-13-61.

BISHOP LOUGHLIN Pinkston 8-6-24, Frazier 5-1-12, Jenkens 2-0-4, Thompson 1-0-2, Canty 4-0-8, Givens 1-0-2, Dunham 2-2-7. Totals 23-9-60.

University 21 12 9 13 6 -- 61 Loughlin 20 14 10 11 5 -- 60

3-point goals -- Ke. Phanord 4, Ky. Phanord, Gaulben, Pinkston 2, Frazier, Dunham.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Best of the South Champions

We would like to congratulate the Broward Big Cat 19U for winning the silver bracket at the Best of the South tournament in Tampa.  It was a great championship game with the Cats coming back from a 17 point deficit in the second half to win. 

Monday, July 13, 2009

19U win game one of three today.

The Big Cats played a very well executed game to beat the Pinellas Park Rockets 61-44. The next game is at 2:15 against the Gulfcoast Rams. Stay tuned for more updates today...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

19U and 16U Practice Schedule Friday July 10th

We will be having practice this Friday July 10th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Coral Springs Gymnasium.

2501 Coral Springs Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065-3819
(954) 345-2200
Get directions

5.Merge onto I-95 N via the ramp to W Palm Beach
4.4 mi
6.Take exit 24 to merge onto I-595 W
11.3 mi
7.Take the exit onto FL-869 N toward W Palm Beach/Coral Springs
Partial toll road
9.2 mi
8.Take exit 8 to merge onto W Atlantic Blvd/FL-814
Partial toll road
2.2 mi
9.Turn left at Coral Springs Dr
1.6 mi
City-Coral Springs Recreation
2501 Coral Springs Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33065-3819

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Five-Star (Recap)

The Big Cats would like to thank Jonathan Hevia, Joey Hernandez, Christion Joseph and Louis Pecora for their hard work and dedication at Five-Star this past week.  We also would like to send out special congratulation to Joey Hernandez for earning the Mr. Station 13 award and Louis Pecora for earning his way onto the Orange and White All-Star Classic.  Great job guys and keep up the good work.


NBA All-Star Game

University of Central Florida

June 29, 2009


ORANGE                                                                                                WHITE

#3 Meredith Beck  5’5”  SR  Griffin HS, Griffin, GA                        #3 “Trey” Monroe               5’8”   JR   Andrew Jackson, Jax, FL

#5 Chris Zurcher    5’11”SR  Johnson HS, San Ant., TX                   #5 Keenan Clark                   5’10” SO West Broward, Pembroke, FL

#11 Luis Pecora   6’4”  SR  Chaminade, Hollywood, FL                 #11 Gemikal Prude              5’9”   JR  Holy Trinity, Melbourne, FL

#12 Joe Gentile    6’2”  SO Card. Gibbons, Ft. laud, FL                   #24 Marcus Neely               6’3”   SO Card. Gibbons, Ft. Laud, FL

#21 Charly Cesair  6’2”  JR  Krop HS, Miami, FL                              #21 Marvin Maturah           6’4” JR Card. Gibbons, Ft. Laud, FL   

#22 Cameron Hall  6’3” JR  Camden Cty, Kingston, GA                  #22 Ta’Quan McDew           6’3” JR  Sebastian, Sebastian, FL

#32 John Brown   6’6” SR  Andrew Jackson, Jax, FL                       #32 Joe Hajj                          6’5”    JR  Card. Gibbons, Ft. Laud, FL               

#33 Xavier Williams 6’4” JR  Andrew Jackson, Jax, FL                   #44 Keith Coleman              6’9”    JR  Lee Academy,Lee, ME

#44 Isamila Dauda   6’9” SR Choice Acad, Miami, FL                      #33 Zane Knowles               6’7”    SR Champagnat Cath, Hialeah, FL


COACH                                                                                                 COACH

Isaac Smith                                                                                         Frank Baxley

Pinecrest School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL                                         Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL

NBA Awards


Inspirational: Eugene Vargas Free Throw Champ: Matt Brunjes


3pt Shooting Champ: Zane Knowles 3 on 3 Champs: Gemikal Prude, Mike Marine, Marcus Neely


Mr. Stations: Charly Cesair Mr. Station 13: Joey Hernandez


Best Rebounder: Isamila Dauda Best Playmaker: Chris Zurcher


Best Defenser: Marcus Neely 6th Man: Matt Brunjes


Friday, June 26, 2009


Pick-up for Five-Star Camp will be TODAY,  Friday June 26, 2009 @ the Pompano Beach Service Plaza, Off the FLA Turnpike, please be there for a 7:30 pm drop off time.

Contact Person: 
Gilbert Hevia

In order to attend Five-Star Camp you must submit the camp wavier, please submit direct to Five-Star or bring the wavier with you.

Below is Camp Info and the items that you must bring to camp:

            -REQUIRED: $50 Room Key Deposit (returned at end of week provided return of room key)
            -REMINDER: If you have not submitted the Camp Waiver form, you can print it and bring it with you to check-in:


Please Note: the first meal of the day will be dinner so please either pack a lunch or eat before arriving at camp.


Camp ends with Awards ceremony June 30th at 11am in the Fieldhouse.


Daily Schedule will be posted each morning at the camp, Parents are welcome to attend.


*** CAMP CONTACT PERSON: Co-Director, Matt Furjanic (863) 227-2641


*** EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER during Camp: (914) 964-6540 x302


What should I bring to Camp?

(Please remember that this is suggested and you can adjust to your own personal needs)

-          12 pairs of sweat socks

-          1 pair of good basketball sneakers

-          7 t-shirts (one mostly white or white t-shirt for the playoffs)

-          5 pairs of shorts

-          1 sweat suit or sweat shirt

-          3 towels

-          1 blanket or sleeping bag

-          2 sheets

-          1 pillow and pillow case

-          A Fan

-          Toiletries

DO NOT bring:

-          Your own basketball; we have plenty of our own for camp

-          Non-essential electronics or other valuables (jewelry, etc)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Practices every Wednesday will be at Chaminade thru the summer.  We will notify everyone when we have made other practice arrangements. 

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Great Job This Weekend

We would like to thank all of the players for their effort this weekend in all of the games.  We all got better this weekend and that is what we wanted to do.  We beat some quality teams, now we need to keep building on that and take our play to  another level.  One of the things that we are most proud of are the compliments from the other teams and the  FAU coaching staff, not only about your play, but that you guys are fine young men.    

16U - 5-2
Coconut Creek H.S. 5-2

Saturday, June 6, 2009

FAU Team Camp Sunday Schedule

Big Cats Purple and Big Cats Orange - 9:15am

We are very proud of the 16U and Coconut Creek's play thus far, they both went 4-1 in two days of play.

Good Luck Sunday. Go Big Cats!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

FAU Team Camp Schedule

The 16U Big Cats team will be participating in the FAU team camp this weekend, at the FAU Arena, in Boca Raton.  The 16U team name for this weekend is Big Cats Orange.
5.Merge onto I-95 N via the ramp to W Palm Beach
25.3 mi
6.Take exit 45 for Glades Rd/FL-808
0.4 mi
7.Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Boca Raton and merge onto FL-808/Glades Rd
Destination will be on the left
1.0 mi

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8:00 - Big Cats Orange vs. Olympic Heights (Court-2)
10:00 - LaBelle vs. Big Cats Orange (Court-1)

12:30 - Big Cats Orange vs. Coral Gables (Court-2)
3:00 - Parkway vs. Big Cats Orange (Court-1)
5:30 - Big Cats Orange vs. Ft. Lauderdale (Court-1)

(On Sunday there is a single elimination tournament.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 29-31 - AAU Super Regional Tournament

The Broward Big Cats play this weekend in the AAU Super Regional.

The 16/Under Big Cats are in pool A and play the Casey's Sports team at St. Thomas Aquinas 5:30 on Friday, May 29th.

Directions to St. Thomas Aquinas. - 
Take I-95 to Davie Boulevard and go west approximately ½ mile to Southwest 28th Avenue (Wendy’s on corner). Make a right on Southwest 28th Avenue and school will be in one block.

The 17/Under Big Cats are also in pool A and play the Gold Coast team at C.S. Gymnasium Court I 6:45 on Friday May 29th.

Directions to C.S. Gymnasium  - 2501 Coral Springs, Drive, Coral Springs, Florida 33065 

Take Sawgrass Expressway (869) to Sample Road. On Sample Road go east for approximately 2 miles and make a right on Coral Springs Drive. Gym will be approximately ½ mile on left after turning on Coral Springs Drive. Gym is located between Sample and Atlantic Boulevard. Telephone: (954) 345-2107

Additional tournament details can be found through the following link.

Go Big Cats.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

*URGENT* Practice (5/26-5/28)

There will be no practice Tuesday May 26th.  There will be practice at Chaminade-Madonna on Wednesday 6-8 for 16U and 7-9 for 17U/19U.  Also we will be taking head shots and some action pictures at practice on Wednesday, so your attendance is important.  Practice for Thursday is tentative at the moment. 

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Joey Hernandez is leading in sales for the team raffle already selling all of his 100 tickets only 3 DAYS after receiving them and asking for more!! Great Job Joey!! Keep it up and get your own workout video on the web and DVD!!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Big Cats - Big Shot Tourney Saturday Results

The 16's lost a tough battle to the Cape Coast Titans and will play their second game at 8:30 Sunday against the FL Rams.

The 17's won their first game in dramatic fashion coming back from 10 down to pull out the 73-71 victory. Their second game the Big Cats 17u couldn't pull off the comeback this time losing to S. FL Elite by 10. 

The 17's won their 3rd game 68-73. According to the schedule, their next game is Sunday 3PM on Court 1.

Friday, May 15, 2009

May 16-17 - Big Shot Tourney Info for 17U & 16U!!!

 The tournament for both the 16U & 17U will be held at The St. Andrews school in Boca Raton. 

The 1st game for each team is:

The 17U team plays at 9 against Team Ft. Myers on Court 2.
The 16U team plays at 1130 on Court 1 against the Cape Coast titans

Click here for Google Maps directions to the school from Coconut Creek. 

Here are the Driving Directions to St. Andrews School from their website.

From the North: Take I-95 south to Yamato Road; go west to Jog Road; go south to the entrance on the left.

From the South: Take I-95 north to Glades Road; go west to Powerline/Jog Road; go north to the entrance on the right.
From the Florida Turnpike: The Boca Raton exit from the turnpike is Glades Road; exit and go east to Powerline/Jog Road; go north to the entrance on the right.

Saint Andrew's School is located in western Boca Raton between Yamato and Glades Road. Major roads, including I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, connect Boca Raton with:
* Fort Lauderdale: 15 miles (24 kilometers)south, 25 minutes travel
* Miami: 35 miles (56 kilometers)south, 60 minutes travel
* West Palm Beach: 25 miles (40 kilometers)north, 30 minutes travel

Come out and watch the Big Cats!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Important Update for the WPB Tourney

The hotel accommodations for this weekends upcoming tournament has been canceled due to the times and locations of the games.  The van for the 16U team has also been canceled and we will need to coordinate with all the parents driving this weekend so that we can utilize the carpooling option.  The money collected will go toward a van for the 17U team due to the fact we have fewer parents able to drive up for the weekend.  The rest will be used for our future travel accommodations in other tournaments.  

The directions to the gyms as well as the schedules/brackets for both teams will be handed out at practice tomorrow when we all get together to discuss who will be riding with whom.  Below is the link to the tournament information again if you didn't get a chance to look at it the first time.  I look forward to seeing you all at practice and have a great day!  

Look under the Boys Big Shots Tournament.

Take one for the team!!! Shoot-a-thon

We are excited to announce our first fund raiser for the summer season.The tentative title will be the Take One For The Team Shoot-A-Thon. Details will be following soon.