There were a lot of additions to the 2016 Best Known Performances this week, with new leaders getting added to several categories.
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Which teams, players and coaches had the best statistical week? Stat Stars of the Week is a recap of the best-of-the-best boys’ high school lacrosse performances of the week.
Austin Dixon from Eastside (S.C.) took over the top spot for the most points in a game with a 13 point performance on Feb. 25. The senior dished out seven assists and scored six goals in a 19-2 win over Wade Hampton (S.C.). Dixon has 35 career goals and 20 career assists.
A player only identified as Parker by the Sun Sentinel, scored nine goals for Plantation (Fla.) in a 19-0 win over Pines Charter on Feb. 22.
North Paulding (Ga.) senior Kyle Banks scored eight goals in a 20-1 win over Carrollton (Ga.) on Feb. 25. The Wolfpack improved to 1-1 on the year with the victory.
A few performances came in late and were posted this week.
Walker Gautier totaled 11 points on nine goals and two assists for Gulliver Prep (Fla.) on Feb. 16. Gautier helped the Raiders to a 21-13 win over Columbus Catholic (Fla.).
Immokalee (Fla.) junior Bryan Reyes tied the school record for most points in a game when he totaled 10 against Miami Country Day (Fla.) on Feb. 20. The attackman had six assists and four goals in the 13-11 win.
Satellite (Fla.) senior Daniel McLamb had an impressive week. The attackman posted 12 and 10 point games last week. McLamb had 12 points on eight assists and four goals in a 22-5 win over Cocoa Beach (Fla.) on Feb. 16. He followed that up with a 10 point performance on eight goals and two assists in a 14-7 win over Edgewood (Fla.) on Feb. 19. McLamb has 38 points on 21 goals and 17 assists this season. The Scorpions are 4-0 this year.
Brennan Fountain tallied 11 points for First Academy (Fla.) in an 18-1 win over Orangewood Christian (Fla.) on Feb. 17. The sophomore scored seven goals and had four assists in the win. On the season, Fountain has 22 goals and 11 assists. He had 27 goals and 19 assists as a freshman.
Grady (Ga.) started its season in impressive fashion with a 28-3 win over Fayette County (Ga.) on Feb. 23. The Knights went 7-6 last season, improving upon a 3-10 2014 campaign. This appears to be the most goals scored in program history, dating back to LaxPower.com’s 2008 records. It is the second-most goals scored in a game this season.
Two days after scoring 27 goals in a game, Episcopal Jacksonville (Fla.) repeated its feat with a 27-3 win over Lee (Fla.) on Feb. 24. The win is the Eagles’ second straight and snapped a two-game losing streak. They are now 3-3 on the year.
McIntosh (Ga.) improved to 2-1 on the season with a 27-0 win over Mays (Ga.) on Feb. 24. The Chiefs opened their season by scoring 30 goals on Feb. 18, which is the most known goals scored in a game this season.
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Keep tabs on all the best known high school boys’ lacrosse performances that are added each day with the daily Best Known Lacrosse Performances list. East day as players, teams and coaches earn a spot on the overall list, LaxRecords.com posts a daily item acknowledging the achievement.
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