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Benjamin Buccaneers Basketball

This Year's Schedule and Results


2001-02 Varsity Team
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Standing: Assistant Coach Terry Primm , #33 Munish Viralam , #30 Sam Cohen , #11 Mike Marod , Head Coach Ron Johnson , #15 Virgil Price , #24 Kyle Taylor , #21 Dan Tighe , #44 Matt Tylka , Assistant Coach Willie Shelton .
Kneeling: #12 Josh McCray , #35 Brent Craft , #4 Eric Chaves , #5 Rufus Burns , #10 Cody Travaglini , #25 Darren Craft , #3 Wesley Shelton , Not pictured #23 Joey Goodwin , #25 Tuboris Larkins

More 2000-01 pictures

Pictures from Bradenton Christmas Tournament

2001-02 Benjamin Buccaneers Look Back
On 19-11 Season With Pride.
Bradenton Tournament Championship,
Upsets of District Rivals AH-Boca and Kings and
Development of New Blood Highlight Year

Seniors Mike Marod, Kyle Taylor, and Dan Tighe, along with the underclassmen who stuck with this year's team, did a tremendous job of filling the void left by the loss of all five starters from last years Class 2A State Championship team. No one expected these guys to win much of anything, but they, with the help of Coach Ron Johnson and Assistant Coaches WIllie Shelton and Terry Primm, had one heck of a year. After a shaky start, including a road loss at St. Edward's' School, the team went off to Bradenton for a Christmas Tournament, where they made short work of all comers en route to a Tournament Championship. Mike and Kyle were named to the All-Tournament Team, with Mike walking away with Tournament MVP honors. Then, into the new year, after a tough 49-44 road loss to American Heritage (Boca) and heartbreaking 48-44 loss at King's Academy, the team finally came together on January 29, 2002, to beat American Heritage (Boca), 64-59, who were then ranked the number three team in the State in the Florida Sports Writers Association poll. Although King's Academy was able to squeak out a 46-45 victory over the Bucs two nights later, that just set the stage for the Bucs' highly emotional 55-46 win in the District Tournament, ending King's season, and assuring Benjamin of at least one game in the Regionals.

Okay, so that one game in the regionals didn't turn out the way we wanted it to turn out. But for the first two quarters the guys gave the mighty Westminster Academy Lions, who had been number one in the FSWA poll for most of the year, everything they could handle and more. Indeed, the fact that Benjamin lead that game 20-19 at half-time probably did more to put the fear of God back in the Westminster players than a year's worth of Sunday School. Well, the season is over now, and Mike, Kyle and Dan are off to college. Best of luck to this year's underclassmen who will need to fill some pretty big shoes in 2002-03.

2002 Region 4 Tournament Bracket (Adobe Acrobat File)

Link to 2002 2A State Tournament Bracket

See Mini-Movies of the 2000-01 Bucs in Action


Congratulations Bucs! 2000-01 Florida 2A Boys' Champs, Region 3 Champs, District 14-2A Regular Season and District Tournament Champs!

Ranked #2 in the State in the
Final 2000-01 FSWA Poll

Ranked #8 in the State in the 1999-2000 Final Florida Sports Writers' Association Poll

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1999-2000 Buccaneers

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1999-2000 Schedule and Results

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2000-01 Schedule and Results

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2000-01 FLORIDA 2A






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