Sagemont falls to S. Miami in final


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The Sagemont boys’ basketball team dropped the championship game of the A-Rod Basketball Classic to South Miami 48-42 Saturday night at Columbus.

Down by eight with 4:35 remaining, the Lions came storming back with a 10-2 run that tied the game at 42 with 1:08 left. But after allowing a Jorge Perez-Laham layup to give the lead back to South Miami, the Lions could not find the basket again, turning it over twice as they watched South Miami (7-2) connect on four of its last five free throws.

Egor Koulechov, an Arizona State signee, scored eight points within the Sagemont run that got the game tied. Twelve of Koulechov’s 18 points came in the fourth quarter as he also added five rebounds on the night.

Sagemont simply had no answer for South Miami center Antravious Simmons.

The 6-9 Virginia Commonwealth recruit dominated the paint with 20 points and 16 rebounds. He also made his presence felt defensively with three blocks.

Sagemont reached the tournament’s title game after beating Columbus in the semifinals and Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer in the quarterfinals.

The Lions (6-1), who fell one game short of a state championship last season after winning it all in 2010-11, are looking to get back to that Class 3A state title game.

“They’re a really good team,” South Miami coach Robert Doctor said. “They’ve got really good seniors, really good big men. I think they’re going to be one of the finalists in states.”

Sagemont coach Adam Ross enjoys early-season tournaments such as the A-Rod Classic because they serve as a measuring stick to determine what his team needs to improve on against top competition.

“Early in the season, games are more for evaluating your own team,” Ross says. “We play in this event because we’re going to get three good games, three different styles, and our team needs to grow. That’s the best way — to expose them to a bunch of different styles.”

Koulechov made the all-tournament team along with Ransom’s Sam Singer, Booker T. Washington’s Richie Spiller, and Columbus’ Marquise Clark and Perez-Laham. Simmons won tournament MVP honors.

Columbus defeated Booker T. in the third-place game minutes before Sagemont and South Miami took the floor.

Miami Beach and Gainesville Buchholz also participated in the eight-team tournament, along with Ransom Everglades and Dwyer.

A-Rod Basketball Classic final — South Miami 48, Sagemont 42 – SM (8-2): Simmons 20, Lopez 4, Bartley 4, Cratit 6, Perez-Laham 10, Barney 4. SAGE (6-1): Koulechov 18, Kirby 9, Horne 4, DeLucia 6, Cooper 3, Jurko 2. Halftime: 21-21. Three-pointers: Perez-Laham 2, Koulechov 2, Kirby, DeLucia. Rebounds: Simmons 16. Assists: Bartley 6. Steals: Cooper 3. Blocks: Simmons 3.




First downs2014
Rushes-yards35-210 34-62
Passing yards245 125
Passes11-20-0 13-30-2
Punts1-49 6-29.2
Fumbles-lost2-0 4-0
Penalties-yards15-109 11-96
Field goals-att0-0 0-0

BTW 7 6 22 0--35
BOL 0 7 0 0--7


BTW-Hopkins 87 pass from Harris (Walton kick)

BTW-Harris 12 run (kick failed)

BOL-Mitchell 4 pass from Peters (Heatherley kick)

BTW-Bryant 30 pass from Harris (pass failed)

BTW-Safety. Peters tackled in end zone.

BTW-Harris 3 run (Walton kick)

BTW-Harris 1 run (Walton kick)

Individual Statistics

Rushing (att-yds) -- BTW: Walton 7-29, Frye 7-43, Larry 9-66, Harris 12-72. BOL: Heatherley 9-41, Mitchell 8-25, Carter 6-3, Lucansky 1-(-1), Peters 10-(-6).

Passing (comp-att-int, yds)-- BTW: Atkins 0-1-0, 0, Harris 11-19-0, 245. BOL: Peters 13-30-125-2.

Receiving (rec-yds-TD) -- BTW: McPhee 1-6, Bryant 2-35, Norris 3-36, Parker 4-81, Hopkins 1-87. BOL: Mitchell 6-48, Kirksey 4-39, Carter 1-24, Zirzow 1-10, Moorer 1-4.



First downs2016
Rushes-yards25-62 47-155
Passing yards282 132
Passes21-32-0 12-17-1
Punts2-26 3-37.3
Fumbles-lost3-2 3-1
Penalties-yards5-47 6-55
Field goals-att1-1 1-1

UNIV 0 10 6 8--24
MC 3 14 0 0--17


MC-FG Money 27

MC-Bruton 1 run (Money kick)

MC-S. Williams 40 pass from McKnight (Money kick)

US-FG Krus 25

UNIV-Taylor 15 pass from White (Krus kick)

UNIV-Scarlett 14 run (kick failed)

UNIV-Soto 11 pass from White (Taylor pass from White)

Individual Statistics

Rushing (att-yds) -- UNIV: White 3-(-10), Taylor 1-(-4), Hunt 1-5, Scarlett 18-73, TEAM 2-(-2). MC: Bruton 30-113, Wells 6-22, McKnight 9-18, Oliver 1-4, TEAM 1-(-2).

Passing (comp-att-int, yds)-- UNIV: White 21-31-0, 282; TEAM 0-1-0-0. MC: McKnight 12-17-132-1.

Receiving (rec-yds-TD) -- UNIV: Scarlett 2-4, Hunt 1-14, Bruce 2-18, Taylor 7-80, Soto 5-81, Cunningham 4-85. MC: S. Williams 3-38, Arnold 3-28, Brown 2-34, A. Williams 2-8, Wells 1-22, Bruton 1-2.


Late Friday — Blanche Ely 91, Coconut Creek 49 - ELY (5-0) Gosier 12, Tejada 9, Alan 8, Thomas 6, Labadi 10, Cameron 12, Jackson 2, Bristol 5, Smith, Lee 19. CC: Johnson 15, Thompson 10, Munson 5, Samuel 16. Halftime: ELY 60-24. Rebounds: Thomas 12. Assists: Tejada 11. Steals: Tejada 8

Late Friday — Westminster 63, Florida Christian 50 - WES: Miller 11, J Raine 4, Cutillas 2, Irvin 8, M Raine 9, Barbato 6, McLean 15, Kronkrite 15. FC: Hernandez 4, Valdes 3, Wicks 14, Burmeister 3, Hershamn 13, Montes de Oca 6, Perez 6, Weeks 2. Halftime: WES 28-21. Rebounds: Barbato 5. Assists: Miller 8. Steals: Miller 3


Late Friday — Nova 65, Cardinal Gibbons 22 - CG (6-2): Williams 16, Pollock 2, Ozaltin 2, Slingsby 1, Jones 1. Nova (7-2): Lurry 18, Roberts 11, Corazza 9, English-Lurry 8, Devaney 8, Cowart 6, Gutierrez 5. Halftime: Nova 47-19. Rebounds: Cohen 8, Pollock 5. Assists: Ozaltin 2. Steals: Jones 2, Williams 2.

Late Friday — Calvary Christian 63, Hollywood Christian 7 - CC (3-4): Isaac 4, Spring 12, Kreisel 8, Nevils 10, Pitts 8, Nazario 16, Pellingra 5. HC (1-4): Leto 3, M. Osceola 2, Goodman 2. Halftime: CC 39-2.


Late Friday — Pine Crest 1, North Broward 0 - Mark Simpson goal, Steven Goldberg shutout. PC 9-3-1

Late Friday — Westminster Academy 2, Coral Springs Christian 0 - Zach Ferraguti goal, Matthew Sharp goal, Cody Grimm shutout


Westminster Christian 1, Ransom Everglades 0 - Ashley Persaud goal, Kelly Rico assist, Jessica Palma 12 saves, shutout. WC 6-1-1

St. Thomas Aquinas 2, George Jenkins 1 - Jessica Hoyt 2 goals. STA 11-0

Tallahassee Chiles Timberwolves Classic

Navarre 1, University School 0 - Gillian Newman 7 saves.

Choctaw 4, University School 1 - Megan O’Toole goal.

University School 3, Pensacola Catholic 3 - Christina Rennison goal, Valerie O’Toole goal, Kendaya Jackson goal. US 5-6-5

St Thomas Aquinas 3, Niceville 0 - Sara Perlman 2 goals, Kaitlin Tighe goal, assist. Ashley Cardounel assist, Jessica Hoyt assist.

Late Friday — Douglas 1, Lourdes 0 - Brianna Raaf goal, Monica Rojas assist. Liz Gonzalez 5 saves, shutout. DOU 12-0

Late Friday — St Thomas 3, Episcopal 1 - Jessica Hoyt goal, Ashley Cardounel goal, Sara Perlman goal. STA 10-0



Pompano Beach vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 7:30

Hallandale vs. Dillard (DIL), 7:30

McArthur vs. Nova (NOVA), 7:30

Plantation vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 7:30


Hollywood Hills vs. Blanche Ely (Blanche Ely), 5

Coral Glades vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 7

Fort Lauderdale vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 5

South Broward vs. Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek), 7

Douglas vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 7

McArthur vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 4

Flanagan vs. Nova (Home), 7

Western vs. Piper (Home), 7

Hallandale vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach), 7

Northeast vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas), 7

Plantation vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7


South Broward vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 6

Douglas vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6

Cypress Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6


Coral Glades vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 5

South Broward vs. Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek), 5

Douglas vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 5

Blanche Ely vs. Hollywood Hills (Hollywood Hills), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7

Flanagan vs. Nova (Nova), 5

Western vs. Piper (Piper), 5

Hallandale vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach), 5

Northeast vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas), 7

Plantation vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 5

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Sagemont (Sagemont), 3:30

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