Basketball Season Opens at Home as SCF, Manatee-Sarasota Hosts Indian River

(Bradenton, Fla., Nov. 4, 2016) — The basketball team at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota took some time during Thursday’s Fall Frolic to sign team posters and hand out basketball schedules in advance of its first official home game against Indian River State College at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

The Manatees basketball team, which has qualified for numerous state tournaments, is looking forward to a winning season and already has set its sights on big tournament wins this season. The team begins a week of home games Nov. 19 when the team will play Florida National University, JV, Pasco-Hernando State College, Miami Dade College and Sante Fe College.

Head Coach Elliot Washington is coaching one of his former Southeast High School students as freshman Gregory “Tre” Alexandre has joined the team. He also has several returning players, including 6-foot-7-inch forward Franck Tsoungui and 6-foot-8-inch forward Khalil Ozuna. Several players also are returning in guard positions, including point guard Jordan Gaskins and shooting guards Daniel Duarte and Austin Walker.

The team’s 2016-17 schedule is available at the SCF Athletics office, 5840 26th St. W. or online at For more information, contact Loretta DeMonte at


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