The best of the best from Miami-Dade and Broward counties converged on Miami’s Ransom Everglades on Saturday for the 18th annual All-Star Game tournament, pitting some of the South Florida’s top high school basketball talent against each other for bragging rights.
At the end of the day, it was Dade that got the best of Broward, picking up a clean sweep of all four games played.
• Public School Girls — Miami-Dade 73, Broward 69: Miami Norland’s Brittany Dinkins shined bright for Miami-Dade, scoring 26 of her game-high 36 points in the second half to power their late comeback surge to victory over Broward to kick off the afternoon.
Broward, propelled by solid defense and sharp shooting from beyond the arc, opened up what seemed to be a comfortable 17-point lead at halftime.
But Miami-Dade came to life in the second half, forcing a bevy of turnovers and converting fast-break points to shrink Broward’s lead and eventually take the lead with just more than six minutes remaining in the game.
Broward tied the score 69-69 with just more than a minute to go, but Dinkins picked up a steal and converted it into a layup to put Dade ahead for good.
DADE: Dinkins 36, Smith 2, Guerrero 4, Bradshaw 3, Casanova 7, Johnson 3, Anyagalibo 12, Stalworth 6, Dawkins 1, Williams 1. BROW: Bridges 6, Pester 17, Spatafora 7, Harris 1, Jinks 4, Thompson 10, Wright 18, Anderson 3. Halftime: BROW 41-24. Three-pointers: Pester 5.
• Private School Girls — Miami-Dade 71, Broward 40:A lopsided second half tilted Miami-Dade to a 31-point rout over Broward.
Sloppy play and poor shooting marked a good portion of the first half as Miami-Dade and Broward engaged in a back-and-forth affair where neither team was able to gain separation.
Miami Monsignor Pace’s Brandi Harrington and Dade Christian’s Winter Rodriguez helped Miami-Dade break the game open in the second half stretching its lead to 25 points with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game.
DADE: Harrington 15, Smith 2, Brawn 7, Deutch 4, Granada 11, Rodriguez 15, Tilman 4, Arriaga 3, Vargas 4, Diaz 3. BROW: Blake 10, G. Gonzalez 2, Smellke 4, Fuller 12, Huntman 2, V. Gonzalez 9. Halftime: DADE 27-26. Three-pointers: Granada 3.
• Public School Boys — Miami-Dade 86, Broward 72: After a see-saw battle featuring swift momentum shifts and lead exchanges, Miami-Dade was able to withstand Broward.
After battling closely for the opening 12 minutes, but Broward suddenly burst free, quickly opening a double-digit lead over Miami-Dade in the final minutes of the half. Dade struck back and put a damper on Broward’s momentum, cutting its deficit down to three points at the half.
Picking up right where it left off, Dade stormed ahead with a 15-2 run to open the second half and put the game out of week.
Miami Coral Reef’s Cedric Hankerson led Dade with a game-high 21 points while Pembroke Pines Charter’s Justin Satchell finished with 17 points for Broward.
DADE: Foster 6, Leonardo 4, Gonzalez 13, Reynolds 3, Simmons 10, McCrea 6, Mompremier 2, Baez 8, Hankerson 21, Glassford 7, Thomson 4, Dervil 1. BROW: Price-Martin 1, Corouthers 5, Huntley 1, Jurko 6, Pollack 2, Morency 1, Satchell 17, Johnson 5, Katz 5, Owens 7, Jenkins 8, Thomas 12, Walker 2. Halftime: BROW 43-40. Three-pointers: Satchell 3, Hankerson 3.
• Private School Boys — Dade 81, Broward 55: A second-half surge lifted the Miami-Dade over Broward to close out the All-Star festivities.
Poor shooting and carelessness with the ball hampered both teams throughout the first half, but a 15-3 run late in the half by Broward pushed them to a slight lead at the halfway mark.
Miami-Dade cleaned up its game and opened up the second half, however, with a run of its own, outscoring Broward 22-5 to open up the half and never looked back.
Ransom Everglades’ Sam Singer scored 16 points to lead the way for Dade on his own home court.
DADE: Alvarez 7, Amaro 5, Conceciao 7, Holanda 6, Lima 2, Minervino 3, Santana 6, Shoon 5, Thomas 4, Brimah 11, Roach 8, Singer 16. BROW: Andino 9, DeLucia 3, Goosby 4, Hewitt 4, Horne 2, Kande 6, Jean Louis 3, Ndiaye 1, Powell 2, Spencer 8, Wilkinson 6, Zanna 7. Halftime: BROW 34-31. Three-pointers: Spencer 2.