High School Buzz 

Girls basketball: Kayla Thigpen, Jonika Garvin, Crystal Primm earn first team All-State honors

  • 12:01 pm Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes Kyla Thigpen (11) shoots over Lake Worth's Jonika Garvin (12) in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 2013. Thigpen scored 21 points in the Rams 73-62 win. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach County produced three girls basketball players players who earned first team All-State honors in their respective classes.

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/SourceHoops All-State Teams were released this week, listing Palm Beach Lakes guard Kayla Thigpen and Lake Worth guard Jonika Garvin on the Class 7A first team. [More]

Girls hoops: Crystal Primm, Cassandra Rahming continue to win awards

  • 5:29 pm Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Oxbridge Academy guard Crystal Primm was named the Class 7A Player of the Year on Tuesday. (Photo provided by Oxbridge Academy)

Oxbridge Academy guard Crystal Primm and Palm Beach Lakes head coach Cassandra Rahming continue to win awards.

Less than a month after earning awards from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches, Primm and Rahming added another to the list Tuesday. [More]

Basketball: Newman’s Collins; Oxbridge’s Primm, Gray to play in state All-Star game

  • 3:13 pm Thursday, March 5th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Devin Gray

Cardinal Newman forward John Collins and Oxbridge Academy guards Crystal Primm and Devin Gray will travel to The Villages on Saturday to compete in the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches’ boys and girls All-Star games. [More]

Girls hoops: Cassandra Rahming, Crystal Primm win FABC awards

  • 3:56 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Coach Cassandra Rahming (right) led Palm Beach Lakes to its first girls basketball state title in school history last week. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

The awards season is here for high school girls basketball.

Palm Beach County is off to a nice start, as Palm Beach Lakes coach Cassandra Rahming and Oxbridge Academy guard Crystal Primm won awards from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday. [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional finals

  • 12:07 pm Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton's girls basketball team participated in its first state tournament in program history this season. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Palm Beach County still has a chance to send a girls basketball team to Lakeland in five out of the eight classes.

Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A), Cardinal Newman (4A), Oxbridge Academy (3A), Atlantic Christian (2A) and Grandview Prep (2A) are all still alive entering the regional finals. Palm Beach Lakes and Grandview Prep have a chance to make it back to the state tournament after earning a trip to Lakeland last season.

Here’s a look at each regional final matchup involving a Palm Beach County team: [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional semifinals

  • 11:40 am Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Cardinal Newman will travel to take on Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian in the Class 4A regional semifinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

We continue into the high school girls basketball regional semifinals.

Eight teams from Palm Beach County are still alive, including Palm Beach Central (8A), Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A) and defending Class 2A state champs Grandview Prep. How many will be standing in the regional finals? [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the 2015 regional quarterfinals

  • 12:52 pm Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

The girls basketball regional tournament is about to begin and 14 teams from Palm Beach County are still alive.

There are plenty of storylines to keep an eye on. Will Palm Beach Lakes make it back to Lakeland? Can Grandview Prep defend its Class 2A title? Is Oxbridge Academy ready to make a deep playoff run behind Crystal Primm?

Each of these questions and more will be answered over the next few weeks. [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the final Top 10, plus things to watch for in district tournaments

  • 12:48 pm Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Cardinal Newman is the top seed in the District 13-4A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

The regular season is over and district tournaments begin this week.

We have one more Top 10 to release, though. It’s no surprise that Palm Beach Lakes is still at the top of the list, as the Rams enter the playoffs as the favorite to win the District 13-7A tournament.

Boca Raton is not far behind, though. The Bobcats closed the regular season at No. 2 after an impressive win over Oxbridge Academy last week. The Bobcats are the top seed in the District 10-8A tournament.

Check out our girls basketball district tournament preview to find out more about each of Palm Beach County’s district tournaments. [More]

Girls Hoops: Inside the 2015 district tournaments

  • 2:00 pm Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes is still tentatively part of District 13-7A. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

The high school girls basketball postseason is about to begin.

District tournaments begin Monday and will run until Saturday. Only the top two schools from each district tournament will move on to the regional quarterfinals.

Here’s a breakdown of the area’s district tournaments: [More]

Boys and girls hoops: Eight area players nominated for McDonald’s All American Games

  • 11:35 am Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Lake Worth's Jeantal Cylla is among seven Palm Beach County hoops players who were nominated to the 2015 McDonald's All American Games. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Eight Palm Beach County boys and girls basketball players were nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games, which will be held April 1 in Chicago. [More]