Carter tallies huge week for Chiefland boys basketball


Published: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 11:26 p.m.

To say Eugene Carter does a lot for the Chiefland boys basketball team would be an understatement.

The junior point guard is averaging 28 points, five assists, five rebounds and five steals per game for the Indians, who average 60 points per game as a team.

“Close to 60-percent of our points come through him,” said coach Mike Beck, who is in his first year at Chiefland. “He is a team player, he is very patient and he knows he is playing with a bunch of junior varsity players from last year. He is going to have to score points for us if we’re going to be any good.”

In two games for the Indians (5-4) this week, the 5-foot-10, 150-pound Carter did that and a little more.

In a 49-48 loss to Taylor County, Carter threw in a game-high 25 points to go along with five rebounds, five assists and five steals. The following night Carter rallied his team from a nine-point halftime deficit to edge Dixie County 65-63 in a District 5-2A battle. He led all scorers with 28 points, which included 17 of his team’s 23 points in the fourth quarter. Carter also had six steals, three rebounds and three assists.

“The teams we play have to put some time and effort in trying to stop Eugene Carter, “ Beck said. “If the defense doesn’t spend time in defending him, there is a possibility he could go for 40 points.”

Carter’s season high of 39 points came in an overtime loss to Bell in early December. He has also seen plenty of double teams and box-and-one defenses from opposing teams this season.

Beck said Carter is also a coach on the floor.

“His basketball IQ is just so high,” Beck said. “It’s a lot of fun to coach him.”

Basketball

TYLER COURSON, P.K. YONGE: In the Blue Wave’s 59-50 win over Buchholz, the forward had 19 points, three rebounds and an assist. The senior then poured in 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and had seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in the 72-37 victory over Bronson.

Soccer

SHELBY WIDERGREN, COLUMBIA: The senior midfielder compiled four goals and four assists in a pair of lopsided wins for the Tigers over Gainesville and Jacksonville Ed White.

Honorable mention

Basketball

J.D. TOMLINSON, OAK HALL: The junior guard poured in 28 points, which included eight 3-pointers, to go along with seven rebounds in the Eagles 60-20 win over Leesburg First Academy. He followed with 10 points and three rebounds in a 47-41 win over Keystone Heights.

MIKE SIMON, OAK HALL: The senior forward finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight steals in a pair of wins for the Eagles last week.

BRECKLEY NEALE, OAK HALL: The senior guard scored 12 points and had six steals as the Eagles thumped Leesburg First Academy 55-6. The Southeastern University signee netted 17 points, including the buzzer-beating and game winning shot in the lane, and had seven rebounds and three blocks in a 57-56 win over Jacksonville Providence.

EMILY VANGELDER, OAK HALL: The sophomore forward totaled 24 points and 15 rebounds in two wins for the Eagles last week. She had eight steals against First Academy.

MARCUS AMERSON, COLUMBIA: The sophomore forward had 32 points as the Tigers went 2-1 last week. His double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Jacksonville Ed White highlighted the week.

IAN BENJAMIN, COLUMBIA: The senior guard had 35 points, which included shooting 9-for-18 from three-point range, as the Tigers went 2-1 last week.

DEVIN WILSON, P.K. YONGE: The Blue Wave guard compiled 20 points, eight assists, six rebounds, five steals and a block in a win over Buchholz. The junior added 13 points, eight rebounds, six steals, five assists and a block in a victory over Bronson.

BO BEAUCHAMP, CHIEFLAND: The junior center had 10 points, 15 rebounds and two blocked shots in a one-point loss to Taylor County and compiled 21 points 10 rebounds and three blocks in a 65-63 win over Dixie County. His put back with three seconds remaining lifted the Indians to the win.

Soccer

TYLER SEYMOUR, ST. FRANCIS: The senior defender played every minute and anchored the Wolves’ defense in District 4-2A shutout wins over P.K. Yonge and Oak Hall.

SCOTT PLAVAC, ST. FRANCIS: The sophomore forward highlighted the Wolves’ 2-0 week, with a goal and an assist in the Wolves’ 2-0 district win over P.K. Yonge.

ANYA BERNHARD, P.K. YONGE: In the Blue Wave’s 1-1 week, the eighth-grade defender led the P.K. Yonge defense and also scored a goal in its 4-0 victory over Oak Hall.

GEOFF BEARDSLEY, COLUMBIA: The senior forward highlighted the Tigers’ 1-1 week, with a pair of goals in a 4-2 loss to Ocala Vanguard.

CAMERON HARPER, COLUMBIA: The senior goalkeeper made five saves in the Tigers’ 4-0 shutout-win over Jacksonville Ed White and stopped 10 shots in a 4-2 loss to Vanguard.

NATALIE LOGAN, EASTSIDE: The senior defender never left the field and anchored the Rams’ defense in a 3-0 win over Ocala Vanguard and a 4-1 win over Leesburg.

GRACE CHRZANOWSKI, EASTSIDE: The junior goalkeeper stopped four shots in the Rams’ victory over Vanguard and made two saves in a win over Leesburg.

SASHA KRZEMINSKI, ST. FRANCIS: In three wins for the Wolves last week, the junior midfielder totaled three goals and an assist.

SEONAG DOHERTY, ST. FRANCIS: The senior defender and team captain played every minute of the Wolves’ three wins last week.

STUART BROWN, SUWANNEE: The junior midfielder had a goal and an assist as the Bulldogs went 1-1 last week.

MARSHALL BOGGUS, SUWANNEE: The senior was the anchor of the defense as the Bulldogs posted a 1-1 mark last week.

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