American Heritage was routed by Dillard in early December and bounced from the postseason by the Panthers in the Region 3A semifinals last season, but the Patriots got some measure of revenge Wednesday night with a 62-55 victory over their rivals.
American Heritage coach Natasha Kossenko described the win over the reigning 3A state champions as a milestone. Dillard beat American Heritage 64-46 in December.
“We lost to Dillard in the regional semi [last season]. We had a good team but to come back today to get a win before districts was a stepping stone,” Kossenko said. “We were more focused defensively. Last game we gave up too many points. Our goal in every game is to win every quarter.”
The Patriots (12-3) were led by LSU commit Raigyne Moncrief, who had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five steals.
“Moncrief played great. She gets everyone involved. Deanna Bradley had a great game, too. She had 19 points,” Kossenko said.
This was just on step forward for the Heritage girls.
They have upcoming challenges against several top teams in 3A. This Saturday they face Florida Air Academy and then next week they go on to play Palm Beach Dwyer in the MLK tournament at Pace.
• American Heritage 62, Dillard 55 – AH (12-3) – Samons 3, R. Moncrief 26, Bradley 19, Osceola 9, Martinez 3, K. Moncrief 2. DIL: Myers 8, Green 2, Adams 4, Parson 3, Wright 17, Clayton 15, Frazier 4, Anderson 2. Three-pointers: Myers 1, Clayton 1, Burns 1, R. Moncrief 1, Osceola 1. Rebounds: Wright 11. Rebounds: R. Moncrief 10. Steals: R. Moncrief 5. Halftime: AH 32-26.
American Heritage’s middle-distance star Deja Parrish, who owns the fastest returning girls’ 400-meter time in Florida (53.20), gave a glimpse of things to come with a win at the NCRunners Elite Holiday Invitational in North Carolina.
Parrish, a key member of the Patriots’ reigning state championship team, clocked 57.13 in the 400-meter dash Invitational Division. Parrish will continue her preseason at the Jimmy Carnes meet on Jan. 26-27and the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Feb. 24.
The Miami Herald will publish its All-County Fall Sports section Jan.16.
The section will include football, girls’ volleyball, swimming and diving, golf, cross-country and bowling.
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• Deerfield 63, Taravell 43 – DB: Carpenter 9, Jenkins 5, Owens 7, Johnson 35, Huntley 2, Kelly 3, Williams 2. Tar: Stewart 2, Angelo 9, Outar 13, Reid 7, Pennini 4, Walton 4, McCoy 4. Rebounds: Kelly 8. Assists: Carpenter 5. Steals: Johnson 3. Three-pointers: Johnson 3, Owens 1, Outar 3, Reid 1.
• Archbishop Curley 56, Miami Country Day 40 – CUR (12-5): Lemonier 21, Cheron 14, Ermitus 6, Maurice 2, Brown 15. MCD: Clements 9, Parizo 7, Woodside 6, Alvarez 2, Zimmer 15, Kyddi. Halftime: CUR 21-20. Three-pointers: Ermitus, Clements, Zimmer. Rebounds: Brown 13. Assists: Cheron 3, Lemonier 3, Ermitus 3. Steals: Lemonier 4.
• Late Tuesday –Westminster Academy 35, Sagemont 56 – Sag (13-2): Horne 7, DeLucia 3, Cooper 13, Kirby 6, Koulechov 18, Serpa 2, Noel 1, Kande 6. WA (12-4): Osley 2, Floyd 11, Boynton 7, Rosa 6, Kroll 6, Osley 3.
• Florida Christian 45, Carrollton 11 – FCS (14-6): Jimenez 8, Martinez 9, Saumel 4, K. Jim 2, Donato 5, Renouf 10, Maella 2, L.. Jim 4. CS: Ingram 3, Battle 2, Banjanda 6. Half: 22-7 (FC) 3’s: Martinez 1, Rebounds: Wright 6. Assists: Jimenez 5. Steals: Jimenez 6
• TERRA 45, Doral 35 – TER Perlberg 14, Tato 13, Corujo 9. Rebounds: Tato 11, Pandolfo 6. Steals: Zagales 4.
• Cardinal Gibbons 2, Pine Crest 0: Mackenzie Crittenberger 2 goals. Tricia Solenski had 9 saves for her 7th shutout. CG 12-2-2.
• Chaminade-Madonna 4, North Broward 3: Bridget Callahan had a goal. Dillon Villella assist. Jacqui Koebel goal. Melissa Carrascal goal.
• Sunset 8, Hialeah Gardens 0: Keion Boucaud 1 Goal, Angel Rodriguez 1 Goal, Chris Armendariz 7th Shutout. Sun 12-1-4 (7-0-4).
• Miami Country Day 6, South Florida HEAT 0: Eduardo Macedo 2 goals. Rafi Kassin, Connor Quinton, Joel Meler, and Nick Bank had one goal each. MCDS 12-3-3.
• Pine Crest 1, University School 0: Alex Britton Goal. Jack Marchetto assist. Steven Goldberg 10th shutout. PC 17-3-1.
• Late Tuesday – Hollywood Hills 2, McArthur 1: Dayan Morin 1 goal. Kevin Becerra 1 goal. HH 7-7-2.
Mourning vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 7:30
Stranahan vs. Hollywood Hills (HH), 7:30
Plantation vs. Nova (NOVA), 7:30
Fort Lauderdale vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines Charter), 7:30
Cypress Bay vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 7
Blanche Ely vs. Douglas (Home), 5
Coral Glades vs. Flanagan (Home), 7
Nova vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7
Northeast vs. Piper (Home), 7
Western vs. Plantation (Plantation), 5
Stranahan vs. South Broward (South Broward), 7
Hallandale vs. West Broward (West Broward), 4
Sagemont vs. Archbishop McCarthy (MCART), 7
Hallandale vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 3
Hollywood Hills vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 3
Boca Raton vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Cardinal Gibbons), 6
McArthur vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 6
Piper vs. Coral Glades ( ), 6
South Broward vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas Aquinas), 6
Everglades vs. West Broward (West Broward), 6
Calvary Christian vs. Northwest Christian (NWC), 6
North Broward Prep vs. Gulliver Prep (GP), 4
North Broward Prep vs. Gulliver Prep (GP), 4
Cypress Bay vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 5
Palm Beach Central vs. Douglas (Douglas), 4
Coral Glades vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 5
Nova vs. Miramar (Miramar), 5
Cooper City vs. Monarch (Monarch), 4
Stranahan vs. South Broward (South Broward), 5
Piper vs. Taravella (Taravella), 4
Northeast vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 7:30
Monarch vs. Coconut Creek (C. Creek), 7:30
Piper vs. Douglas (Home), 7:30
Hollywood Hills vs. Archbishop McCarthy ( McCarthy), 7:30
Flanagan vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines Charter), 7:30
Cardinal Gibbons vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 7:30
Coral Springs vs. Taravella (Taravella), 7:30
Miramar vs. Western (Western), 7:30
American Heritage vs. Mourning (Mourning), 7:30
Coconut Creek vs. Blanche Ely (Blanche Ely), 5
Hollywood Hills vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 5
South Broward vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 4
Everglades vs. McArthur (McArthur), 7
Spanish River vs. Monarch (Monarch), 4
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Nova (Home), 7
Piper vs. Stranahan (Stranahan), 4
Cardinal Gibbons vs. Taravella (Taravella), 4
Cypress Bay vs. Western (Western), 7
Chaminade-Madonna vs. Mourning (Mourning), 3:30
Archbishop McCarthy vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
Miramar vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 6
Coral Glades vs. Cocoa High (Home), 3
Cooper City vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Everglades vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Flanagan vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Fort Lauderdale vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
McArthur vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Monarch vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Taravella vs. Coral Springs (Home), 3
Flanagan vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
Plantation vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
South Broward vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
South Plantation vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
Stranahan vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
Western vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress Bay), 3
West Broward at Cypress Bay, 3
Nova vs. Manatee (Manatee), 3
Hollywood Hills vs. Archbishop McCarthy (McCarthy), 6
Dillard vs. Mourning (Mourning), 4:30
Piper vs. Douglas (Home), 6
Blanche Ely vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6
Pompano Beach at Hallandale, 6
Cardinal Gibbons vs. South Plantation (South Plantation), 6
Coral Springs Charter vs. Norland (NOR), 7:30
Somerset Academy vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7
Cardinal Gibbons vs. Jensen Beach (Jensen Beach), 6
Key West vs. Cooper City (Cooper City), 5
West Broward vs. Hallandale (Hallandale), 5
Everglades vs. McArthur (McArthur), 5
Cypress Bay vs. Western (Western), 5
Dade Christian vs. North Broward Prep (North Broward Prep), 6
M. Pace vs. A. McCarthy (McCarthy), 4