Throughout the rest of the year, the BankUnited Center will continue to celebrate the past decade by bringing entertaining shows to South Florida residents. A brief ceremony will also be held to commemorate the anniversary as the Miami Hurricanes battle the UNC Tarheels once again on Feb. 9.
The BankUnited Center, an 8,000-seat multipurpose entertainment facility on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, hosts concerts, family shows, trade shows, lecture series, sporting events and the University of Miami men’s and women’s basketball teams. For information call 305-284-8686 or visit www.BankUnitedCenter.com. The BankUnited Center is at 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables.
The Barry University men’s basketball program hosts its annual alumni game on Feb. 15 at the Health & Sports Center on campus in Miami Shores.
The Buccaneers alum will compete in the Red and Black game of former players and are invited to attend Barry’s game against Eckerd College 7:30 p.m. the next day. More than 75 former players have been invited to men’s basketball alumni weekend.
“We had a huge turnout last year, and I would like to repeat that,” said Barry assistant coach Ryan Saunders, also an alum. “It is definitely nice when the alumni support us, and it helps us out tremendously.”
The Buccaneers will also host Florida Southern at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; Palm Beach Atlantic at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and Nova Southeastern in the regular season finale at 5:30 p.m. March 2. Barry, an NCAA Division II program, competes in the Sunshine State Conference.
USTA Florida Section tennis
South Miami-Dade County (Crandon Park Tennis Center, Key Biscayne) captured a USTA Florida Section League title during the season-ending USTA Florida Combo Women 8.5 League Championships at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
South Miami-Dade defeated Orange/Seminole counties 3-0 in the finals.
The champs are captain Josefina Maria Gorostiaga, Rose Haney, Catherine McManus, Magdalena Brave, Claire Novy, Karla Mihm, Elizabeth Marie Corzo-Ruiz, Carin Blanchard, Liliana Cronwall, Marilu Becerra, Alaina Fotiu-Wojtowicz, Tine Hestbaek and Cecilia Fillol.
Combo Adult teams are comprised of players, age 18 or older, in a combined-rating format from 5.5 to 9.5. The combined National Tennis Rating Program ratings of each doubles team may neither exceed the level nor be more than 1.0 less than the level in which they are competing. The NTRP rating difference between the members of an individual doubles pair may not exceed 0.5.
Archbishop Curley top athletes
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep Athletic Director Greg Magner announced the school’s Players of the Week.
They are senior goalkeepers Jenson Rayburn and Tony Yeash. Each recorded two shutouts. For the high school girls’ varsity soccer team, Rayburn posted shutouts against Princeton Christian and Doctors Charter. Yeash registered shutout victories over Keys Gate Charter and Marathon for the boys’ varsity team.
Miami Country Day top athlete
Miami Country Day School: Middle School Male Athlete of the Week: Nicholas Choi (basketball) combined for 29 points in wins against the white and blue teams.
Middle School Female Athlete of the Week: Laurel Ivory (soccer) scored the tying goal in regulation and made 15 saves including stopping the final shot in a shootout to lead the high school girls’ varsity team over Dade Christian for its first district championship since 1992. Just a seventh grader, she also made 16 saves in the Spartans’ region quarterfinal win over Westminster Christian.