Roundup

Show goes on for Coral Springs Charter

 

Team of the week

American Heritage girls’ soccer team: Powered by two goals from sophomore standout Melanie Monteagudo and one goal from Alyssa Robinson, American Heritage (25-2) blanked Ponte Vedra 3-0 to win the Class 3A state title — its seventh overall — and avenge its loss to Ponte Vedra in the 2012 title game.

Athletes of the week

Anthony Vazquez, Cardinal Gibbons, wrestling : Vazquez led five Chiefs westlers who won their weight class to help the Chiefs secure the Region 4-1A title.

Lance Tejada III, Blanche Ely, boys’ basketball : Tejada had 12 points and a game-high 10 assists to lead the reigning state champion Tigers over Northeast 67-42 for the District 15-7A title.

Alexis Pester, South Broward, girls’ basketball : Pester scored a game-high 20 points, including 10 in a row to start the game, as the Bulldogs (17-5) defeated Northeast 49-36 in the Region 4-7A quarterfinals.

Gio Jeovenetta, St. Thomas Aquinas, wrestling : Jeovenetta won the 170-pound weight class to help the Raiders win the Region 3-3A title.

Marquedis Bain, University School, boys’ basketball : The 6-6 center had a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the eventual District 13-4A champion Suns to a 62-52 upset of Cardinal Gibbons in the district semifinals.

Chase Singletary, Somerset, wrestling : Singletary won the 145-pound title at the Region 4-1A championships.

Khalil Millwood, McArthur, boys’ basketball : Millwood had 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to an 80-68 upset of St. Thomas Aquinas for the District 16-7A title, the first in Mustangs’ history.

Raigyne Moncrief, American Heritage, girls’ basketball : Moncrief had a team-high 17 points to help the Patriots (20-5) hold off Boynton Beach 63-57 in the Region 4-5A quarterfinals.


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Despite the abrupt departure of five-star guard Aisha Edwards, the show goes on for Class 4A girls’ basketball power Coral Springs Charter.

Written off as state contenders since Edwards, the No. 16 point guard and No. 54 overall prospect in the 2014 class, left the team three weeks ago, the Source Hoops No. 3 Panthers (21-7) have used all that chatter as fuel to reach the Class 4A regional semifinals.

“I told our team we had two choices,” Panthers first-year coach Ericka Haney said. “We could band together and fight and get back to Lakeland, which is our goal, or just kind of just say Aisha is done, so our season is done. Obviously, everybody wanted to take the first route. We have worked too hard and gone too far, and we’re not going to throw it away.”

The Panthers dispatched Miami Jackson 58-17 in the regional quarterfinals and will try to build the momentum of having won three of the four games since Edwards left in its regional semifinal matchup against host Monsignor Pace on Tuesday night.

As a rising sophomore last season, Edwards was the driving force in leading the Panthers to their first state semifinal, where they fell 53-51 to eventual state champion Fort Myers Dunbar.

While there is no denying Edwards, who averaged 21.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and four steals this season, gave the Panthers a rare do-it-all player who could take over games in crunch time, her departure could make the Panthers that much more difficult to scout.

Whatever scouting report opponents had geared toward stopping Edwards must now be revised to include increased roles for Morgan Smellie (8 ppg), Emily Williams (12.5 ppg) and eighth-grade standout Chelsea Hall (9.5 ppg).

“I think the shock or drama of not having Aisha here this season has worn off,” Haney said. “I’m doing my best to let the team know we have enough to contend.

“I think they understand this team is not based around one person.”

WRESTLING

Late Saturday - Region 3-3A: St. Thomas Aquinas cruised to the team title at Lake Worth Park Vista.

Team standings: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 218.5; 2. Palm Beach Gardens 128; 3. Jupiter 106; 4. Cypress Bay 94; 5. Coral Springs 86.5.

Championship finals (Broward only) – 106: Francois (PL) dec. Radli (Jupiter) 4-0; 113: Uhre (STA) tech fall Strent (CB) 16-0; 120: Lira (WES) dec. Gomes (STA) 8-7; 126: Guerriero (STA) maj. dec. Bonadies (Wellington) 12-4; 132: Hall (STA) tech fall Jeanite (PBG) 18-1; 138: Sadek (Coral Glades) dec. Taroli (Port St. Lucie) 7-4; 145: Thome (Seminole Ridge) dec. Perez (STA) 6-5; 152: Iglesias (STA) pin Moore (SR) 0:42; 160: Weiss (STA) dec. Tucker (Nova) 11-6; 170: Jeovenetta (STA) maj. dec. Chevelon (PBG) 11-2; HWT: Seidle (CB) pin Lynn (Boca Raton) 1:00.

Consolation finals (Broward only) – 106: Gibson (CS) pin Mitchell (Wellington) 1:59; 120: MacFarlane (Wellington) pin Whipp (Monarch) 3:54; 126: Carter (Monarch) maj. dec. Sage (CB) 10-0; 138: Abanoza (STA) dec. Santosus (Park Vista) 11-5; Bradley (Jupiter) pin Sinbela (Western) 4:42; 170: Kochlany (Royal Palm Beach) dec. Solomon (Piper) 11-4; 182: Anderson (CS) dec. Vargas (Taravella) 6-2; 195: McNamara (CB) tech fall Armstrong (Park Vista) 17-2; 220: Minnis (Piper) pin Marshall (Nova) 1:45.

Late Saturday - Region 4-2A: Homestead secured the team championship at Stuart Martin County. Archbishop McCarthy finished a Broward-best sixth.

Team standings: 1. Homestead 172; 2. Boca Raton Olympic Heights 149; 3. Jensen Beach 142; 4. Melbourne Palm Bay 110; 5. Palm Bay Heritage 99; 6. Archbishop McCarthy 70; 7. Blanche Ely 66.5; 8. Bayside 65; 9. Miami Springs 64.5.

Championship finals (Broward only) – 106: Gillis (AM) dec. Garay (Hallandale) 6-0; 113: Richard (Bayside) dec. Gillis (AM) 6-4; 152: Boyd (Stranahan) tech fall Rossi (Jensen) 14-4.

Consolation finals (Broward only): 182: Knight (Ely) tech fall Bailey (NW) 17-2; HWT: Burgess (Central) pin Jean-Baskin (Ely) 1:39.

BASEBALL

Three-time defending state champion Archbishop McCarthy beat Gulliver Prep 3-1 on Saturday as part of the third annual Field of Dreams game at Marlins Park. It was held during the MetroPCS Miami Marlins Winter Warm Up.

Junior left-hander Brian Gonzalez, who also produced a two-run double in the first inning, earned the victory. The Raiders manufactured a run in the sixth on junior shortstop Joe Dunand’s RBI line drive to right-center field following a leadoff single, balk and groundout. The Mavericks countered with an insurance run in the bottom half of the inning on junior outfielder Brandon Vicens’ sacrifice fly.

CHRISTINA DE NICOLA

MORE BASEBALL

Calvary Christian 4, Flanagan 3

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WP: Liberty (1-0). LP: Alex Sarmiento (0-1). Top performers: Liberty 1-3, 2 R; 4 IP, 3 ER, 5 K, 4 BB, 5 H. For FLA: Sarmiento 7 IP, ER, 2 H, 7 K.

South Miami 5, Coral Gables 1

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WP: Danny Garmendia (1-0). Top performers: Garmendia CG, 11 K. Paul Proenza 1-2, 2 RBI, def. CS.Armani Medina 2-4, R. SM 1-0.

Archbishop Carroll 9, Champagnat 2

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WP: Richard Noa (1-0). LP: M. Fonseca (0-1). Top performers: Noa 5 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 ER. Amilcar De Cesare 3-4, R. William Navarro 2-2, RBI. Alex Lugo 1-2, R, 2 RBI. Danni Acevedo 1-2, 2 RBI. CAR 1-0.

Norland 18, North Miami 7 (8)

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WP: Kevin Harris (1-0). LP: Sam (0-1). Top performers: Sensei Jarvis 4-5, 4 RBI; 6 IP, ND, 11 K, 2 BB, 2 ER. Felix De la Cruz 3-4, HR, double, 5 RBI. Chaeif Wright 2-5, double, 3 RBI. NOR 1-0.

Gulliver 11, Miami Springs 3

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WP: Davis Brown (1-0). LP: Losado. Top performers: Joe Dunand 2-2, 4R, 2SB, RBI. Brent Diaz 2-4 HR, 3RBI. Ricardo Pozo 3-4, R, RBI.

Doral Academy 10, Saint Brendan 8

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WP: Jose Vasquez (1-0). SV: Andres Fernandez (1). Top performers: Alejandro Juvier 2-3, HR, RBI, 2 R. Chris Hernandez 1-2, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R, game-winning 3-run HR. Ryan Gronlier 2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 2 R.

Goleman 11, Miami Beach 1

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WP: Christian Abad (1-0). Top performers: Abad 5IP, 6 K, 2 BB, H . Erick Delgado 2-4, double, 3 RBI. Cory Gariaftazu 1-3, RBI. Kevin Gomez 2-3, SB.

Late Saturday – Preseason – Killian 9, Coral Gables 4

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WP: Mike Perez. LP: Carlos Perez. Top performers: Gil Polanco 2-4, 3 R, 3 RBI. Nick Mira 2-4, 2 RBI. Spencer Levine 2-3, triple, 2 RBI.

SOFTBALL

Killian 6, Lourdes 2

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WP: Natalie Ordenes CG, ER. Top performers: Madison Benitez 3-4, 2 RBI. Emily Demurrals 2-3, RBI. Megan Zollo 1-4, HR. Maymay Fernandez 2-3, 2 R.

Miami Springs 13, Hialeah 0

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WP: Geneva Santos (3-0). Top performers: Santos 9 K; 2-2, 3 RBI. Megan Mitnick triple, 2RBI. Norma Rodriguez double, RBI. MS 3-0.

Mater Lakes 17, Booker T. 0

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WP: Sam Herranz (4-0). LP: Cherliy. Top performers: Jasmine Harris 3-3, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. Arlene Calleiro 2 doubles, 4 RBI. Melissa Moncada 3-3, 2 RBI. Laritza Jimenez HR, 2 RBI. ML 4-0.

Miami Country Day 16, LaSalle 1

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WP: Taylor Sennett (1-0). Top performers: Avery Watson 3 H, 3 RBI, 3 R. Sennett 2 H, RBI, 2 R. Jenna Lilly 2 H, 2 RBI, 2 R. MCD 1-0.

TERRA 14, Krop 3

WP: Tayler Sanchez – 10 K. Top performers: Gabrielle Brito 3-3, RBI. Oceana Camejo 3-4, RBI. Samantha Segura 1-2, 3 RBI. Victoria Conway 2-2.

Late Friday – Cypress Bay 8, Goleman 3

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WP: Nikki Rotman (1-0). LP: E. Santos (0-1). Top performers: For CB: Lexi DiEmmanuele 2-3, 3 R, double, triple, RBI. Lindsey Jacobs 2-3, 2 R, RBI. Maddie Gott 2-4, double, RBI. For GOL: Sharon Zamora 2-3, double. CB 3-0.

Late Friday – Calvary Christian 7, Highlands Christian 5

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Top performers: C. Chang 4-4, 3 doubles, SB, 2 RBI; 3 K. M. Veliz 2-4, double, SB, 2 RBI.

BOYS’ TENNIS

• Gulliver 6, Palmer Trinity 1: Chase Perez-Blanco (GUL) won No. 1 singles 8-3. Brian Granoff (GUL) won No. 2 singles 8-1. Andres Nido (GUL) won No. 3 singles 8-3. Ben Roque (GUL) won No. 4 singles 8-1. Jalen Kupatt (GUL) won No. 5 singles 8-0. GUL 2-0.

• Miami Beach 7, Southridge 0: Nicolas Barone (MB) won No. 1 singles 8-0. Daniel Bertak (MB) won No. 2 singles 8-0. Justin Wald (MB) won No. 3 singles 8-0. MB 2-0.

• Hillel 6, Dade Christian 1: Nadav Marianowsky (HIL) won singles No. 1 8-1. Daniel Woldenberg (HIL) won singles No. 2 8-0. Eithan Martinez (HIL) won singles No. 3 8-0. Michael Seidl (HIL) won singles No. 5 8-0. Hillen won doubles No. 1 8-1 and doubles No. 2 8-0. HIL 1-0.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

• Carrollton 4, Doral Academy 3: Alexandra Fields (CAR) won No. 1 singles 8-6. Lindy Lyons (CAR) won No. 2 singles 8-5. Alexis Zideretta (CAR) won No. 5 singles 8-5. CAR 1-0.

• Hillel 6, Dade Christian 0: Sarah Dreyfuss (HIL) won singles No. 1 8-0. Andrea Waxman (HIL) won singles No. 2 8-0. Dana Dadovnic (HIL) won singles No. 3 8-0. Natasha Ruah (HIL) won singles No. 5 8-0. Hillel won both doubles 8-0. HIL 1-0.

MORE BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Late Saturday – District 11-8A final – Deerfield Beach 75, Douglas 50 – DOU: Allison 3, Naide 6, Edwards 3, Cuidad-Real 2, Kazprazak 15, Miedrik 18, Franco 3. DB: Johnson 16, Owens 17, Jenkins 4, Carpenter 11, Huntley 16, Williams 2, Kelly 2, Wind 3, Graham 4. Rebounds: Huntley, Owens 11. Assists: Carpenter 6.

• Late Saturday – District 14-3A final – Sagemont 51, Coral Springs Christian 48 – SAG (22-5): DeLucia 2, Cooper 21, Kirby 11, Koulechov 12, Kande 4, Jurko 1. CSChr. (19-8): Spencer 7, Prophete 6, Bell 14, Zanna 6, Rayes 6, Talent 9. Rebounds: Koulechov 12. Assists: DeLucia 4. Steals: Cooper 4. Blocks: Cooper 2.

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