Glasford scores 28 to help Coral Reef hold off Palmetto rally


Special to The Miami Herald

B.J. Glasford had 28 points and nine assists and the Coral Reef boys’ basketball team took an early lead in the District 16-8A race with a 77-64 win at Palmetto on Wednesday night.

The Barracudas (5-0, 4-0) led by as many as 25 in the third quarter, but had to withstand a 15-0 run by the Panthers that cut the deficit to seven with 5:48 to play. Coral Reef kept its composure, however, responding with an 8-0 run that put the game away.

With senior Cedric Hankerson — a Boston University commit and 2011 All-Dade selection — watching most of the second half from the bench because of foul trouble, Glasford had to step up.

He got hot from long distance, drilling five three-pointers, and facilitated the offense for his teammates to help build a 25-point lead.

Coral Reef coach Adam Graham never felt the outcome was in doubt, even when Palmetto came storming back.

“As long as I have B.J. or Cedric on the court, I’ll take one of those guys against anybody any day of the week,” Graham said. “We practice hard, we go at each other, it’s war all the time. We’re ready for any moment in time.”

Much like Glasford, Hankerson was feeling it from beyond the arc before he got into foul trouble. He nailed three three-pointers, all with a hand in his face, and scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half.

Kory Schulz scored 21 points for Palmetto (3-1) and Joan Povea added 17. Daniel Coffey, a 6-5 forward, had a game-high 10 rebounds.

•  Coral Reef 77, Palmetto 64 – CR (5-0): Leger 3, Glasford 28, Bargamento 10, Kalish 2, Audain 7, Peart 4, Bryan 4, Hankerson 16, Holcombe 3. PAL (3-1): Coffey 6, Koss 5, Mulett 5, Parlic 6, Povea 17, Schulz 21, Wasser 4. Halftime: CR 42-26. Three-pointers: Glasford 5, Hankerson 3, Schulz 2, Mulett. Rebounds: Coffey 10. Assists: Glasford 9. Steals: Povea 4. Blocks: Glasford 2.


Former Columbus receiver Erik Lora’s record-setting season at Eastern Illinois was recognized nationally this week. Lora set the FCS single-season record for receptions in a season with 136 catches for 1,664 yards, which was the fourth best single-season total in FCS history.

Lora was the only Ohio Valley Conference player chosen as a finalist for this year’s Walter Payton Award after earning OVC Offensive Player of the Year honors. He finished fourth in balloting. He opened the season with seven consecutive 100-yard receiving games, which ties for the longest streak in FCS since 2000.


Former Ransom Everglades water polo standout Michael Rosenthal added his name to Southern California’s national championship tradition this past week. Rosenthal had three goals in the Trojans’ 11-10 national title win over UCLA, which clinched their fifth consecutive national championship. Rosenthal, a senior, finished with 31 goals.


Former Westminster Christian standout Rebecca Acevedo, a sophomore at Palm Beach Atlantic University, was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division II All-America team. Acevedo, an All-Dade first team selection in high school, was selected as honorable mention after posting 1,405 assists, 177 digs, 58 kills, 49 service aces and 40 total blocks this season.



• Hileah-Miami Lakes 43, Westland 37 – HML (1-6): Pickney 6, Martinez 4, Pellegrino 2, Rodgers 10, Mallard 11, Daher 1, Matamoras 2. Halftime: 20-20. Rebounds: Mallard 11. Assists: Martinez 5. Steals: Pellegrino 3.

•  Late Tuesday – La Salle 41, TERRA 26 – LS (6-2): Moye 1, Lopez 13, Noriega 2, Montoto 2, Tilman 6, De La Madriz 3, Berry 14. TERRA (5-2): Penberg 4, Zaganes 2, Tato 7, Corujo 2, Pandolfo 7, Hamler 4. Three-pointers: Lopez 4, De La Madriz 1. Rebounds: Tilman 8. Assists: Berry 5. Steals: Berry 5.

•  Late Tuesday – Mater East 43, Redland 26 – ME: Zheng 20, Camacho 9, Garcia 6, Woody 5, Richard 2, Hernandez. Red: Thompson 19, Bentley 4, Parker 2, Cobbs 1.

• Late Tuesday – Miami Country Day 67, St. Brendan 56 – MCD (5-1): Clements 5, Cordero 6, Parizo 27, Woodside 2, Alvarez 3, Sherwood 8, Zimmer 6, Gomez 8, Kydd 2. StB: Dominguez 7, Harduvon 8, Garcia 17, Philogenc 2, Moliver 18, Fenelon 4. Three-pointers: Clements, Cordero 2, Parizo 3, Alvarez, Sherwood, Dominguez, Harduvon 2, Garcia 2, Moliver 6. Rebounds: Parizo 10. Assists: Parizo 7. Steals: Parizo 3.

• Late Monday – Miami Country Day 79, Mater East 41 – MCDS (4-1): Clements 3, Cordero 11, Parizo 18, Woodside 11, Alvarez 8, Sherwood 5, Zimmer 8, Kappos 5, Kydd 10. ME: Larkin 2, Delacruz 20, Garcia 6, Richardson 2, Blanco 5, B. Garcia 4, JA Larkin 2. Three-pointers: Cordero, Parizo 2, Alvarez 2, Zimmer, Kappos, Kydd. Rebounds: Kydd 10. Assists: Clements 6, Sherwood 6. Steals: Parizo 6.


• Edison 60, Archbishop Carroll 56 – EDI (6-0): King 25, Dervil 11, Phelon 7, Labady 7, Jacques 6, Orstil 2, Grimes 2. AC: Morales 8, Fernandez 8, Munoz 16, Guttierez 2, Barrios 4, Mayor 1, Guzman 7, Martinez 8, Sysc 2. HalftimeL EDI 32-26. Three-pointers: King 5, Dervil 2, Morrales 2, Munoz 2. Rebounds: Dervil 10. Assists: Dervil 4. Steals: Labady 5.

• Late Tuesday – Westland Hialeah 51, Homestead 48 – Wes: Chirino 16, Gonzalez 7, Suarez 7, Hernandez 5 Canedo 12, Miguez 4. HOM: Young 13, Ferdinend 8, Joseph 5, Williams 5, Sanan 5, Harrigan 4, Geffrard 4, Tillman 4. Halftime: WHS 29-19. Rebounds: Gonzalez 10, Suarez 7, Chirino 3, Hernandez 2, Canedo 2, Sanchez 1. Assists: Chirino 2, Hernandez 3, Canedo 1. Steals: Hernandez 1, Chirino 1, Suarez 1, Canedo 4.



A-Rod Classic at Columbus: Ransom Everglades vs. South Miami, 4; Sagemont vs. WPB Dwyer, 5:30; Columbus vs. Miami Beach, 7; Booker T. Washington vs. Gainesville Buchholz, 8:30.

Monsignor Pace at Dillard, 7:30

Coral Gables at Goleman, 7:30

Southwest at Ferguson, 7:30

Mater Lakes at Grace Academy, 7:30

Choice Prep at Greater Miami Academy, 7:30

Carol City at Hialeah, 7:30

American at Hialeah Gardens, 7:30

Mater Academy at Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 7:30

Hebrew Academy at Hillel, 7:30

MAST at LaSalle, 6

Homestead at Central, 7:30

Princeton Christian at Miami Christian, 2

Belen Jesuit at Norland, 7:30

Reagan at Miami High, 7:30

North Miami at Miami Springs, 7:30

Braddock at Sunset, 7:15

International Studies Charter at Monsignor Pace, 7

Westminster Academy at Northwest Christian, 7:30

Archemedian at TERRA, 5:15

Killian at Varela, 7:30

Northwestern at Westland Hialeah, 7:30


Monsignor Pace at Dillard, 6

Edison at Archbishop Carroll, 4

Dade Christian at Archbishop Curley, 5:30

Westland Hialeah at Booker T. Washington, 3:30

TERRA at Doral Academy, noon

Choice Prep at Greater Miami Academy, 6

Miami Country Day at Gulliver Prep, 4

Mater Academy Charter at LaSalle, 4

Archbishop Carroll at Mater Lakes, 4

Archemedian at Miami Christian, 5

Monsignor Pace at Jackson, 7:30

Krop at Norland, 6

Westminster Academy at Northwest Christian, 6

Coral Shores at St. Brendan, 6

Doral Academy at TERRA, 3:30

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