MHS (24-5): Reid 6, Mendoza 9, Smith 8, Kimbrough 2, Mompremier 12. LOU (27-2): Farinas 5, Palmer 2, Minervino 2, Jordan 4, Suarez 22. Fouled out: Palmer, Kimbrough. Three-pointers: None. Rebounds: Mompremier 19. Assists: Mendoza 5. Steals: Smith, Reid 4.
• Region 4-3A final Miami Country Day 50, Sagemont 48: Despite falling behind by double digits early on and having their leading scorer foul out late, the Miami Country Day Spartans completed a dramatic comeback to defeat Sagemont in the Region 4-3A final.
"Ive always had teams with a never-say-die attitude and that was no different today, Spartans head coach Ochiel Swaby said. The fight was there from everybody and down the stretch our energy level picked up. It was an incredible game."
Danielle Minott led the way for the Spartans with a game-high 22 points, but it was a team effort in the final minutes that put Miami Country Day over the top.
After falling behind by as many as 11 points in the first half, the resilient Spartans stole the momentum in the second half and took the lead with two minutes remaining in the game despite Minott fouling out with 3:27 left in the game.
Down by two with seconds remaining, a last second three-point attempt by Lions guard Kelsey Marshall, who made four three-pointers in the first half for Sagemont, was blocked by Stephanie Mackenzie to send Miami Country Day to the state tournament.
MCD (28-1): B. Blot 6, C. Lewis 3, Mackenzie 8, Minott 22, Swaby 11. SAG (21-9): Black 18, Rucker 2, Griffin 8, Correa 2, Marshall 16. Halftime: SAG 30-24. Three-pointers: Marshall 4. Rebounds: B. Blot 9. Assists: Lewis 7. Steals: Mackenzie, Minott 3.
• Region 4-6A final Norland 69, Naples Barron Collier 37: With a dominant inside offensive presence and a stout defensive performance, theNorland girls basketball team easily defeated Naples Barron Collier 69-37 in the Class 6A regional final.
Featuring a trio of six-footers, the Vikings had a significant size advantage over theCougars. Center Nia Roberts, who had 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, dominatedin the post over her smaller opponents.
Defensively, the Vikings relentless defense forced the Cougars into a number of offensive miscues.Leading 15-5 in the second quarter, Norlands defense bullied Barron Collierinto turning the ball over a number of times. The Vikings ended the quarter on a19-5 run, essentially sealing the victory.
Defense is always our focus, Norland coach Carla Harris Curry said. Thats what wepreach. We just feel that if we play the right type of defense, we could be inany game.
Guard Brittany Dinkins had a team-high 20 points, including two three-points.
Every time we step on this courtwe try not to take any plays off, Dinkins said. My job is for me to getscores. Defense is our key, thats how we win.
NBC: Pagkanlungan 12, Jakia Davis 6, Jakella Davis 3, Gorton 4,Frost 7, Ferruci 2, Langham 3. NOR: Dinkins 20, N. Roberts 15, K.Roberts 8, Hilbert 2, Jean-Baptiste 2, Ford 6, McCoy 6, Williams 5, Harvey 3,Vickers 2. Halftime: NOR 34-10. Three-pointers: Jakia Davis, Pagkanlungan 2, Frost 2, Langham, Jakella Davis, Dinkins 2, Harvey. Assists: Ford 7. Rebounds: N. Roberts 10. Steals: N. Roberts,Alexander 3.