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Cougar Classic is a Slam-Dunk!


(2/2/10) This past weekend the Cougars hosted the annual Cougar Classic High School Basketball Tournament. The tournament field was made up of 7 Christian schools from Florida including Berean Christian School (W. Palm Beach), Lakeland Christian School (Lakeland), Florida Christian School (Miami), Indian Rocks Christian School (Largo), Highlands Christian Academy (Pompano Beach), Keswick Christian School (St. Petersburg), Faith Baptist Christian School (Brandon), and Wilmington Christian Academy from Wilmington, North Carolina.

This tournament proved to be very exciting with a number of close, competitive games. In addition to playing 3 games on campus, each team was also able to get more information about CCC and experience a taste of the college life by eating meals in Cathcart, watching the Cougar men’s team defeat Southeastern Bible College, and participating in several contests. Among the favorites were a team shooting competition, dunk contest, and 3 point shooting contest.

In an exciting championship game, Florida Christian proved to be too much for Highlands Christian and won the tournament. They took home the trophy and title of 2010 Cougar High School Basketball Tournament Champions.

Clearwater Christian College men’s basketball coach, Keith Champion, said, “This was a very competitive tournament in which the coaches and the athletes did a remarkable job. The teams in the final four all had 15 or more wins and that made the semi-finals and finals action packed games. It was a great tournament. Congratulations to all of the participating teams for the work they put in to make our 2010 high school tournament a success.”

Below is a list of awards that were given out during the tournament:

Tournament Champion – Florida Christian School
Tournament Runner-Up – Highlands Christian Academy
Sportsmanship Award – Keswick Christian School
Tournament Most Valuable Player – Andrew Smith – Highlands Christian Academy

All-Tournament Team

1. Nathan Tew – Wilmington Christian
2. Denardo Williams – Faith Baptist Christian
3. Gabe Hantzberger – Highlands Christian
4. Johnny Lantz – Berean Christian
5. David Fernandez – Florida Christian
6. Alix Moise – Berean Christian
7. Tanner Wozniak – Keswick Christian
8. Sean Culkin – Indian Rocks Christian
9. Kyle Sikura – Florida Christian

Dunk Contest Champion – Denardo Williams
3 Point Shooting Champion – Johnny Lantz