Big game opens Kreul Classic


The Miami Herald’s Football Top 20


1. University School (12-0)

2. Booker T. Washington (13-1)

3. St. Thomas Aq. (13-2)

4. Miami Central (12-2)

5. Cypress Bay (12-3)

6. Northwestern (9-3)

7. Jackson (8-5)

8. Columbus (9-5)

9. Boyd Anderson (9-3)

10. Killian (10-2)

11. Northeast (9-2)

12. South Dade (10-2)

13. American Heritage (9-2)

14. Dade Christian (12-1)

15. Carol City (7-3)

16. Miramar (7-5)

17. South Plantation (9-2)

18. Plantation (8-4)

19. Norland (9-3)

20. Cham.-Madonna (7-3)

Lost in all the buzz about Sagemont 6-6 star wing Egor Koulechov, who is playing with an edge that allows him to single-handedly take over games, is an overlooked defense that has shut down one big-name player after another.

While Koulechov will bring flair and star power when Sagemont (9-1, Source Hoops No. 2 in 3A) and Northeast (8-2, No. 6 in 7A) tangle at the Kreul Classic at the Coral Springs City Gymnasium at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sagemont’s defense will be looking to put the clamps on Northeast’s dynamic 1-2 punch of 6-9 center Malik Price-Martin and junior guard Hunter Osceola.

“Both Osceola and Price-Martin can hurt you,” Lions coach Adam Ross said. “Osceola is steady and has good size and strength. If you back off of him he can hit a three on you. We have to slow him down. Price-Martin is long and lacky and is a presence on the defensive end. We feel like we match up defensively pretty well against them.”

A Lions defense limiting opponents to 39.7 percent and 43.4 points per game will face two other stiff tests at the Kreul in Gainesville The Rock, led by Christian Benzon and Mitchell Wilbekin on Friday and American Heritage (8-2), led by 6-5 forward Kobe Eubanks on Saturday.

Ross believes the blueprint of a stout defense setting the tone for Koulechov (23.2 ppg on 62 percent shooting) to close out games, could go a long way toward a return trip to Lakeland and winning a state title that eluded them last season.

“Egor has the other team’s attention when it comes down to being in a tight spot,” Ross said. “A couple times this year when we needed a bucket to kill the other team’s momentum, we called a play to get the ball in his hands. He is so dynamic with the ball. He has that ability to pull up almost with no space or head fake and finish at the rim with a dunk or layup.”

In the Publix Challenge, Dillard (8-2, No. 4 in 5A) and 6-7 power forward Cedric Wright face Archbishop Carroll Thursday at 8:30 while Pines Charter and its 6-3 sophomore standout Prince Ali faces Campbell (Ga.).

Reigning Class 8A state champion Hialeah Gardens faces traditional national power Lexington Catholic (Ky.) on Thursday at 7 p.m.


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•  St. Thomas 9, Piper 0: Jessica Hoyt 2 goals, 1 assist. Maggie Falter 2 goals. Dallas Do Rosy 1 goal. Bella Martinez 1 goal. Rachel Bogue 1 goal. Paige Andrews 1 goal. Shannon Mcallister 1 goal. StA 15-0.

• Chaminade-Madonna 7, Sagemont 2: Bridgett Callahan 2 goals. Dillon Villella 2 assist. Gabriella Wykle had two Bridgett Callahan 2 assists. Dillon Villella goal. Jacqui Koebel goal. Mary Budde goal.

• Archbishop McCarthy 1, Pines Charter 0: Nikki Sica goal. Gaby Maranges, Sabrina Sanon, Karly Zacharias, and Shannon Leighton anchored the defense that helped goal keeper Sara Bowden earn the shut out. AM 14-5.

• Hillel 5, Yeshiva 1: Ali Wolf had 2 goals, Carli Sheck, Alexandra Ohayon and Aileen Guenoun had one each. Denisse Gample had 11 saves and Susan Fischer had 4 saves in goal. Defensively Alice Serfati and Lauren Solomiany played very tough.

• Carrollton 10, Archbishop Carroll 0: Sam Hoadley 2 goals, 2 assists. Claudia Campano three goals. Sofia Cosio goal, four assists. CAR 8-4-2.


• Blanche Ely 3, McArthur 1: John Belfort 1 goal 1 assist, Kivens Joseph 1 goal. Evenson Eliphat 1 goal. Jamoi Wesley (MCA) 1 goal. ELY 7-4-1.

• Mourning 6, Pompano Beach 0: Matheus Mera, Daniel Grek, Raymond Hernandez, Soma Gubasci, Pedro Krum, and Ivan Barriga each scored a goal. ATM 8-2-4.


• TERRA 59, Carrollton 5 – TER (7-4) Zagales 9, Perlberg 8, Friend 8. Halftime: TER 43 - 3. Rebounds: Tato 8, Nunez 6. Steals: Zagales 4, Perlberg 3.

• Palmer Trinity 69, Central 29 – CEN (5-6): Rose 3, Thompson 1, Pitts 2, Williams 20, Jasmond 3. PT (11-1): Gonzalez 2, James 20, Smith 12, Hebb 9, Parten 6, Pino 11, Quintero 1, Waldman 8. Halftime: 36-15. Three pointers: Pino 3, James 2, Hebb, Rose 1. Rebounds: James 9. Assists: Gonzalez 5. Steals: Smith 5.


• Western 63, Everglaeds 48 – WES (9-3): Lewis 3, Katz 19, Hessney 2, Artaza 14, Lamour 2, James 17, Kahn 3, Royes 3. EVER: Anderson 14, Sterling 12, Bonhonene 2, Gheoc 5, Cash 9, Mitchell 2, Mais 4. Halftime: WES 30-28. Rebounds: Katz 10. Assists: James 6. Steals: James 5.

• Edison 68, Jackson 66 – EDI (9-2): King 29, Dervil 24, Thelon 8, Oristil 12, Grime 2. JAC: Phillips 18, Porter 15, D. Brown 2, Thompson 18, M. Brown 9, Johnson 2, Neal 2. Halftime: JAC 36-30. Three-pointers: King 7, Phillips 4, Porter 3, Thompson. Rebounds: Oristil 11. Assists: Dervil 5. Steals: Labady 3.

• Archbishop Carroll 62, Booker T Washington 51 – AC (10-1): Garcia 16, Brimah 12, Cohen 12, Lima 9, Brown 8, Leon 6. BTW: Jackson 16, Spiller 13, Henvill 6, Passamore 5, Ray 5, Pitpit 2, Boyd 2, Thomas 2. Halftime: AC 25-18. Rebounds: Brimah 11. Assists: Leon 3. Steals: Garcia 2.

• Late Monday – Edison 57, Krop 52 (OT) – EDI (8-2): King 34, Thelon 14, Labady 3, St.Felix 3, Grimes 2, Oristil. KRO: Morgan 7, Moreau 7, Joseph 3, Mompoint 6, Louisdhon 12, Merino 6, Souva 9, St.Georges 2. Halftime: KRO 32-14. Rebounds: Grimes 14. Assists: King 3. Steals: Labady 6.



Coconut Creek vs. Fort Lauderdale (FTL), 3

Plantation vs. Fort Lauderdale (FTL), 3

Boyd Anderson vs. Miramar (Miramar), 3

Hallandale vs. Miramar (Miramar), 3

Deerfield Beach vs. South Broward (South Broward), 3

Everglades vs. South Broward (South Broward), 3

Stranahan vs. South Broward (South Broward), 3

Cooper City vs. Western (Western), 3

North Miami vs. Western (Western), 3

Taravella vs. Western (Western), 3


Stranahan vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 4

Coral Glades vs. Monarch (Monarch), 4

Douglas vs. Taravella (Taravella), 4


Monarch vs. Coral Glades (Coral Glades), 4

Taravella vs. Douglas (Douglas), 5

Fort Lauderdale vs. Stranahan (Stranahan), 4



Douglas vs. Coconut Creek (C. Creek), 7:30

Coral Glades vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7:30

Everglades vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7:30


Archbishop McCarthy vs. Chaminade-Madonna (CHAM), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Blanche Ely (Blanche Ely), 5

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Cooper City (Home), 7

Coral Springs vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 7

Piper vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 7

Taravella vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 7

Boyd Anderson vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7

Flanagan vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7

Plantation vs. Plantation (Plantation), 7

Key West vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach), 7

Nova vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7

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


Nova vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 3

Piper vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 3

West Broward vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 3


Hallandale vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 6

Plantation vs. Monarch (Monarch), 6

Flanagan vs. West Broward (West Broward), 6


Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 5

Coral Springs vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 5

Piper vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 5

Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale), 4

Taravella vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 5

South Broward vs. Hollywood Hills (Hollywood Hills), 4

Boyd Anderson vs. McArthur (McArthur), 5

Flanagan vs. Miramar (Miramar), 5

Plantation vs. Plantation (Plantation), 5

Key West vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Beach), 7

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Western (Western), 5

Calvary Christian vs. North Broward Prep (North Broward Prep), 6

Coral Springs Charter vs. Archbishop McCarthy (McCarthy), 6



American Heritage vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines Charter), 7:00


Cooper City vs. Coral Park (CP), 3:00

Cypress Bay vs. Coral Park (CP), 3:00

Douglas vs. Coral Glades ( ), 3:00

Everglades vs. Coral Glades ( ), 3:00

Deerfield Beach vs. Boca Raton (Boca Raton), 3:00

South Broward vs. South Dade (SD), 3:00

Hollywood Hills vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:00

Hallandale vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:00

Fort Lauderdale vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:00

Blanche Ely vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:00

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:30


North Broward Prep vs. Archbishop McCarthy (McCarthy), 6:00

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