The Palm Beach Day Academy Boys Varsity Basketball 2020 season ended at the end of February with the team falling in the quarterfinals of the league championship tournament. The season, which ended in an overall record of 5 and 6, was full of ups and downs with several closely-contested games, a new school scoring record, and three losses resulting from last-second shots by the opposing teams.
The 2020 Season
After an opening game that was used as the final tryouts, the team opened their conference play by scoring a school record of 52 points in a victory against Atlantic Christian. The momentum from the game carried the team to go on and win the next three out of four games, defeating rivals Rosarian, Trinity and Jupiter Christian. After a tough loss to Berean Christian, the Bulldogs bounced back with a 20-point win at Gulfstream. The final three games would end in defeat for the team, capping a season with several new scoring records.
A New Record
Aside from the most points scored in a game (52) and the largest margin of victory (37), the single game, season and career scoring records were all broken by Hudson Byrne. Byrne scored 27 points on 3 different occasions to set the new single game record. Both his 181 points for the season and his 215 career points are new school records.
The 2020 Team
In addition to Byrne’s record setting year, double digit scoring contributions came from Tyler Aronson (48), Stephen Myers (36), Garvey Beall (34), Charlie Scotto (24) and Griffin Miller (15). Also scoring and making great contributions were Cameron Emmer, Teddy Orthwein, Cooper Smith, Ashton Ellender and Christopher Ordaway. Every single Bulldog scored on the season.
The Annual Legends Game
The final “unofficial game” of the season, in what has now become a Varsity team tradition, was the annual “Legends” game where the Boys Varsity team competed in one final game against their parents and coaches, the “Legends.” In the “friendly” completion, the Legends remained undefeated despite surviving a barrage of 3-pointers from the Varsity Boys.