Mater Lakes -- State Basketball Champions

Featured Staff Report Wednesday, March 15, 2023

     Mater Lakes Academy won the FHSAA Class 4A state championship in boys basketball on March 4 in Lakeland.

    The team beat St. Petersburg Gibbs 47-39 in the state semifinals on March 2, then beat The Villages Charter 77-41 two days later in the championship game. 

     Michael Bradley had 21 points, including five 3-pointers, for MLA in the title game, while Christian Reid scored 20 on 9-for-11 shooting and Anthony Knowles added 13. 

     All 10 MLA players who appeared in the state championship game scored. 

     The team finished with a 28-3 record under coach Dylan Estock.

     Mater Lakes Academy Middle/High School is at 17300 NW 87th Ave. in Hialeah.

    Shown in the photo provided by the school are, front row from left, Desmond Mcintosh; Nicholas Perez; Emerson Felicien; Michael Bradley; coach Dylan Estock; assist. head coach Pete Morency; asst. coach D’Ondre Stockman and asst. coach Michael Marrero.

     In the back row, from left are Junior Varsity player Khanye Moss; Khalil Volel; Rolph Blanc; Anthony Knowles;  Ian Pascal; Gabriel Fajardo; Jet Walis; Clarence Burts and  Christian Reid.