By Pat Lammer
Chaminade-Madonna standout Toumani Camara was feeling better Wednesday after he was involved in a nasty collision with a teammate while going for a rebound Tuesday during the 76-74 non-district loss to Forest Hill in West Palm Beach.
“No concussion, but I have six stitches: four on top of my eye and two by my nose,” Camara, a 6-foot-7 University of Georgia signee, said Wednesday afternoon.
Camara collided with Michael Edwards while going for a rebound late in the second quarter. He did not play again after the collision.
The senior had been off to a good start for Chaminade, which went into the game unbeaten at 3-0. Camara had already posted 9 rebounds and 7 points.
“He started feeling a little light-headed because he took it to the head, so we decided to shut it down,” Chaminade coach Andre Torres said after the game Tuesday. “He’ll be fine. He was fine and talking but I didn’t want to take any chances.”
Forest Hill (5-0) is one of the top Palm Beach County squads in 2018-19. The Falcons ultimately won the game on a tip-in at the buzzer by senior Tylor Miller.
Justin Palacios led the Lions offensively with 18 points. He canned four 3-pointers. Dax Kaye and Pierce Trop both pitched in 14 points and Johnny O’Neil had 10 and did a nice job on the boards.
Still waiting on Franklin
Chaminade sophomore guard Thaddius Franklin said Tuesday he will be out another two weeks because of a broken collarbone suffered playing football.
Franklin, a running back, is a major Division I football prospect.
“I had a great year,” Franklin said. “I committed to Miami like a month ago. I just got University of Florida offered yesterday [Monday], too.”
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