The top match-ups this week in East County.
FRIDAY, Nov. 25—SATURDAY, Nov. 26
The Lakewood Ranch boys basketball team will participate in the Lightning Turkey Shoot at Lehigh High School. Sixteen teams will play in the tournament. The Mustangs play Martin County at 7:45 p.m. on Friday and Belen Jesuit at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday.
MONDAY, Nov. 28
The Lakewood Ranch girls soccer team takes on Mariner at home at 7 p.m. The Tritons lost just three regular-season games last year and have a strong squad again. They will be a tough test for the Mustangs’ University of Maryland commit Gi Krstec and assist machine Makenzie Fischer.
MONDAY, Nov. 28
The Out-of-Door Academy boys basketball team tips off its season with a 7 p.m. home game against Imagine School. Last season, the Thunder got off to a 7-1 start, but slowed to a 12-10 final regular-season record. Now, ODA hopes to put together a consistent season on the backs of senior shooting guard Andrew Berg and junior point guard Chase Maasdorp.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30
The U.S. Under-17 Men’s National Team will take on Portugal at 7 p.m. as part of the 2016 Nike International Friendlies and U.S. Soccer Academy Winter Showcase at Premier Sports Campus. Joe Gallardo is a star in the making and has 14 goals in 19 games with the U.S. team.
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