Girls’ Basketball | GMAC Quarterfinals

It’s no contest in quarterfinal matchups

 

Top-ranked Norland, Miami High, Krop and South Miami all advanced to the GMAC semifinals with big victory margins.

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Beatrice Mompremier is back — and it could be just in time for the Miami High Stingarees.

Mompremier, Miami High’s 6-4 sophomore center, came off the bench Tuesday night to score a team-high 13 points to lead the host Stings to a 55-43 win over American in a GMAC quarterfinal.

The Stings (14-4) led by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter before American (18-5) rallied after the game had virtually been decided.

Shanaya Jones led American with 22 points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer.

Mompremier had been suspended for last Saturday’s game against rival Class 8A power Lourdes because her coach, Sam Baumgarten, felt she was not giving full effort in practice.

The coach kept her out of the starting lineup Tuesday.

“That was nothing personal, just easing her back into the lineup,” Baumgarten said. “But you could see the difference tonight when she gave more effort.”

Mompremier also had five rebounds and three blocks.

With the win, the Stings advance to play South Miami Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Norland, the top-ranked team in Miami-Dade and Broward, will play Krop at 6 p.m. in the other GMAC semifinal. Both games will be at Miami High.

Krop beat Jackson 66-23 in the other GMAC quarterfinal played at Miami High. Krop (17-3) was led by Nkiru Anyagaligbo’s 18 points. But her sister, Ogechi, who also starts for Krop, was out because of an illness.

“I don’t think we will have her Wednesday, either,” Krop coach Ray Thompson said.

Other double-figure scorers for Krop in its rout over Jackson: Kevona Gay (16) and Angel Hines (10 points, 10 rebounds). In addition, point guard Briana Upshur had six points and nine assists.

• KROP: Gay 16, Anyagaligbo 18, Hines 10, Upshur 6, Carr 7, Alberts 4, Seraphine 3, Julmiste 2. JACK: Delarosa 8, Johnson 4, Paschal 4, Mitchell 3, Cruz 2, Holt 2. Halftime: KROP 36-16. Three-pointers: Seraphine 1, Anyagaligbo 1, Mitchell 1.

• MH: Mompremier 13, Guerrero 5, Kimbrough 7, Smith 2, Johnson 11, Evans 4, Sweeting 6, Pierre 2, Mendoza 2, Reid 3. AME: Jones 22, Smith 5, David 8, Bradshaw 4, Vargas 2. Halftime: MH 27-9. Three-pointers: Jones 2, David 2.

MORE GMAC QUARTERFINALS RESULTS

•  Norland 61, Coral Reef 20 – NOR (21-2): Ford 6, Dinkins 18, N. Roberts 12, Lovett 5, Alexander 2, K. Roberts 6, Williams 6, McCoy 6. CR: Hollin 7, Arobitt 2, Esdoile 3, Toussant 9. Halftime: NOR 32-13. Three-pointers: Dinkins 4, K. Roberts 2, Lovett, Esdoile. Rebounds: K Roberts 8. Assists: Ford 4. Steals: Lovitt 4.

•  South Miami 58, Northwestern 33 - SM: Brown 10, Puertas 6, Graham 14. KD Brown 4, King 10, C. Ayerdis 3, Evans 11. NW: Noble 3, Allen 11, Dawkins 4, Horne 2, Gun 4, Stalworth 9. Rebounds: Evans 10, Brown 10. Assists: Graham 3. Steals: Graham 10

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