By Jonathan Mayers Sports Editor
The Sabers concluded a historic season with a 65-43 win over AF Brooklyn High School in the Battle of 1485 Pacific Street, finishing the 2019-2020 regular season with a perfect 15-0 in conference record while improving to 24-2 overall.
Despite tough non-conference losses from Green Tech High School and Watchung Hills, top high schools in their respective states, the Sabers have continued to prove themselves as a PSAL Class B powerhouse.
Led by ’20 guard Ahzariah Douglas, who brought the fuel to every fire this season, by averaging a near double-double with 18.3 points and 9.3 rebounds per game will have to set the trend to lead the team to a city and state championship, and avenge last year’s Final Four loss to Fannie Lou High School.
The strategic mind of Coach Andrew Wright allowed the Sabers to find great success this season. By calling various trap defensive schemes, unguardable offense sets, and instilling unshakeable and trademark ATTITUDE in the Sabers, Wright’s leadership has led to a multitude of blowouts in conference play.
All assistant coaches and team managers have played a big role in supporting the Sabers on their great season. From traveling, to stat keeping, and publishing articles these people have complimented the Sabers’ success in various important ways.
With the 2019-2020 regular season in the books, the Sabers have some unfinished postseason business to handle. This week is the PSAL Borough Playoffs. The top ten teams from each borough face off for higher seeding in the PSAL City Playoffs. The Sabers are in elite company as they have surrounded themselves with top tier “AA” and “A” teams such as Benjamin Banneker Academy, South Shore High School, Eagle Academy, Boys & Girls High School, and Brooklyn Collegiate High School.
First, the Sabers must first handle Abraham Lincoln High School, an iconic school in Coney Island that has produced both talents such as Stephon Marbury and Isaiah Whitehead who both became NBA players.
The Sabers face Lincoln High School on Monday, February 10th at 5:00 PM in the Uncommon Charter High School Gym.
COME SUPPORT THE SABERS ON THEIR PLAYOFF PUSH!