On Saturday, November 7th, DME Sports Academy (Daytona Beach, FL) traveled to Bradenton, FL for a showdown against Florida Powerhouse, IMG Academy. While the stands weren’t packed and there weren’t any glamorous dunks or midcourt three pointers, or even any 5-star athletes, it was an exciting middle school showdown, which featured a ton of future stars. Gabe Stewart (8th grade) and Jon Powell (8th Grade) led the way for DME combining for half of the teams total 68 points, while 5th grader Camden Cooper put up 12 points.

DME set the tone early and led almost the entire game, but IMG Academy was able to keep it close throughout the game, but in the end, DME was too much to handle for the Florida Powerhouse and walked out with the 68-65 victory. “I’m very happy with the effort from our team, but I know we can be much better,” Head Coach Matt Panaggio of DME Sports Academy.

DME Middle School will be back in action this Saturday, November 21st at 11 am in an inner squad battle between DME Middle School Blue and DME Middle School White.