Miller Career Academy (Boys)

Miller Career Academy (Boys)

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The Phoenix entered the Parkway West Classic as the No. 6 seed, but came away as the tournament champions after defeating DeSmet, Parkway South and Hazelwood Central.

Career Academy rallied from an early deficit to defeat Hazelwood Central 68-58 in the championship game. Junior forward Javonte Perkins led the Phoenix with 18 points while senior forward Kyler Jones scored 17 points and guard Jonathan Bonner added 10 points.

In the semifinals, the Phoenix defeated Parkway South 52-40 as Marlon Gilyard scored 15 points and Perkins added 11 points. Gilyard and Perkins scored 12 points each as Career Academy defeated DeSmet 45-43 in the first round.

Career Acadmey is currently 14-4 and riding a seven-game winning streak. The 6’6″ Perkins is averaging 16 points and six rebounds a game. Gilyard is averaging nearly 10 points a game while 6’8″ junior Corey Boyd averages nine points and six rebounds a game. The goopen states and districts are tasked with developing strategies for the use of such materials


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