Many student-athletes at Carver Middle School eventually wind up at Leesburg High School.
That being the case, supports of the Yellow Jackets boys basketball team likely are chomping at the bit in anticipation of future graduating classes at Carver.
Especially after Wednesday night, when Carver blasted Clermont Middle School 75-41 at the Big House in Tavares to complete an undefeated season and win the Lake County Middle School Championship for the second-straight season. Carver closed out the 2013-14 campaign with an 11-0 record.
Carver led from start to finish, using relentless full-court pressure to build a 42-17 lead at halftime. In the second half, Carver went to a zone defense and cruised to the championship.
Calvin Heflin led Carver with 13 points and 11 assists. Cordrayius Graham also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists.
In addition, Kenny Jones had 11 points, Trey Johnson added nine and Wayne Watkins scored eight.
After the game, Carver coach Ben Nash praised his players.
“I am extremely proud of this group of kids,” Nash said. “They have worked hard since November and grew together as a team. They put themselves in a position to win.”