The Syrupmakers take on Monroe at home earlier this season

At the beginning of the season, Coach Cooper told the Red & Black that his goals for his players this year were to win more games and improve as the season goes on. "Always Earn, Never Given," he said.

Last weekend, the Syrupmakers played their last regular season games against Bainbridge and Thomasville, fighting hard and showing that they are an improved team as they came away with a big win over the Bearcats at home 51-45. The team is now preparing to face that same Bearcats team once again with hopes of advancing in the playoffs.

The Red & Black recently spoke with several members of the team, who shared their thoughts on the season's highlights, as well as areas to continue to improve upon.

Senior Jalon Spence:

Jalon Spence #4
Jalon told the Red and Black, "This is going to end better than last year."

Jalon Spence is one of our all-around players on the team. He says the game he played the best so far this season was Seminole County at home, and the biggest win for the team was Thomas County Central because it was a rivalry game. Jalon believes that the team can improve more on catching and passing the ball. His main focus as the season ends is to go to the playoffs and earn basketball offers. Out of the remaining games the team has left, he's most looking forward to playing Bainbridge, Thomasville High, and Thomasville Central High School.

Juniors: Braylon Robinson & Kameron Cromartie

 

 Braylon Robinson #2
Braylon told the Red and Black "We're gonna go as far as the team takes us."

Braylon Robinson is our point guard and side guard on the team. He thinks that the game he played the best in was Mitchell County away, and the biggest win for the team was Seminole County both home and away. Braylon also believes that the team can improve on catching the ball and on their communication. As the season ends, he's focusing on getting a good point game and making it to the playoffs. The games he's forward to are Bainbridge and Thomasville High School.

 

 Kameron Cromartie #33
Kameron told the Red and Black, "We're going to make it to the second round of the playoffs."

Kameron Cromartie is our power forward and center for the team. He thinks the game he played the best in this season so far was Pelham away, and the biggest win for the team was Thomas County Central away. He thinks the team can improve by having more shooters and catching the ball. Going on into the end of the season, he's focusing on maintaining the highest GPA on the team and working on catching the ball. The game he's most looking forward to is Bainbridge.

Sophomores: Keshen Spence, Amari Powell

 

 Keshen Spence #21
Keshen told the Red and Black, "We're going go to the second round of the playoffs this season."

Keshen Spence is one of our point guards for the team. He thinks the game he played the best in this season was Westover at home (He and his brother Jalon had 42 points together that game), and the biggest win for the team was Seminole County both home and away. Keshen thinks the team can improve by having some more leaders and catching the ball. His focuses for the rest of the season are getting winning records and a playoff ring. The game he's more looking forward to is Bainbridge.

 

 Amari Powell #22
Amari told the Red and Black, "I think we're going to go all way up until the third round of the playoffs."

Amari Powell is another one of our all-around players. Amari thinks the game he played the best in was Bainbridge away, and the biggest win for the team was Central at home. He believes that the team can improve by scoring, catching the ball, and having more leaders on the team. The main things on his mind are getting to the 1,000 point club and going to the playoffs. The game he's extremely looking forward to is Bainbridge.


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