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Turnovers cost Dillard girls basketball team in national tourney

 

flyon@MiamiHerald.com

Despite being bit by the turnover bug in the National High School Invitational girls’ basketball semifinals, Dillard staged a furious fourth-quarter rally that fell short in a 60-51 loss to Archbishop Spalding (Md.) at Georgetown Prep in Maryland on Friday.

The three-time defending Class 5A state champion Panthers (28-3), a team that prides itself on ball security and forcing opponents into mistakes, did itself no favors with 16 turnovers the Cavaliers (29-1) turned into 17 of their first 29 points to build a 33-23 halftime lead.

“Those turnovers really hurt us,” said Dillard All-State forward Kayla Wright, who had a team-high 19 points. “Every time we turned it over, they scored off our mistakes. They didn’t have to set up a play. They were scoring off fast breaks.”

Dillard trailed 47-32 going into the fourth quarter before Wright sparked a 10-2 run that put the Panthers back in business.

Wright fed Briana Green for a layup, followed with a steal and layup and then found Ja Coreyah Clayton for a three-pointer that brought the Panthers within 49-42 with 6:29 left in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers closed to 54-50 with 2:59 on a layup from Eva Myers but got no closer as Wright left the game for good with a cramp in her left calf and the Cavaliers’ Tori Chestnut sealed the outcome with three free throws.

“I think we came out too nervous,” Wright said. “Archbishop Spalding came out on fire. In the third quarter we started to pick it up. How we ended the game is how we should have been playing from the beginning.”

FOOTBALL

Four Miami-Dade County football players, including three from American High, signed with Southeastern University, a first-year football program in Lakeland. American offensive linemen William Torres and Issac Reed along with defensive lineman Daniel Alvarez signed earlier this week.

Doral Academy wide receiver/defensive back Frank Genaro also signed with Southeastern.

BASEBALL

LATE THURSDAY — MIAMI SPRINGS 6, HIALEAH 4

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WP: Nick Bello (6-2). Top performers: Juan Kirk 3-4, RBI. Madison Kreitner 2-3, 3 RBI. Emmanuel Alfaro 2-4, RBI. MS 11-9

SOFTBALL

LATE THURSDAY — FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 8, MATER 3

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WP: Faith Vazquez. Top performers: Anie Palmiero HR, 2 RBI. Monica Marquez 3 RBI

LATE THURSDAY — SOUTH MIAMI 17, MIAMI HIGH 7 (5)

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WP: Sam Yglesias (6-5). LP: S. Konwai. Top performers: Kathy Garcia run, SB, 2 RBI. Alex Rojas run, 4 SB, 4 RBI. Sam Lopez 3 runs, 5 SB, RBI.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  Tournament at Bishop Moore (Orlando) — Mourning d. Timber Creek 25-23, 21-25, 15-12: Daniel Barrera 12 kills, ace, 4 digs. Werner Sabban 8 kills, ace, 2 blocks. Julian Moreira 6 kills, 2 blocks. ATM 10-1

•  Archbishop McCarthy d. American Heritage 25-18, 25-19, 25-13: Alec Rodriguez 16 service points, 3 aces. Amedeo Zanotti 17 kills. Joe Figueroa 8 service points, 2 aces, 27 assists. AM 11-6

•  South Broward d. Everglades 25-11, 25-12, 25-19: Wecley Levros 11 kills, 2 blocks. SB 12-5

•  Hialeah Miami Lakes d. TERRA 29-27, 25-19, 25-16: Gus Pena 16 kills, 12 digs. Allison Vasquez 2 kills, 31 assists, 7 digs. Manny Celestino 9 kills, 12 digs, 4 blocks. HML 6-4

•  Late Thursday — Sunset d. Varela 25-20, 25-20, 25-13: Juan De La Hoz 15 kills, 11 digs, 3 aces. Junior Franklin 9 kills, 2 blocks. Everett La France 41 assists, 2 aces. SUN 10-1

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

•  St Thomas Aquinas 15, Cardinal Newman 2: Haley Holbrook 4 goals. Stevie Berger 7 saves. Katie Threthewey 2 goals. Nina Bosch 2 goals

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Gulliver Prep vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7

Pine Crest at Cardinal Gibbons, 4

Coral Springs Christian at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

TRACK AND FIELD

University of Florida Relays in Gainesville

Youth Fair Invitational at Southridge - Prelims: 9 a.m.; Finals: 4

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Ransom Everglades Invitational

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Ransom Everglades Invitational

BOYS’ LACROSSE

American Heritage vs. Coral Reef (CR), 10 am

Miami Palmetto vs. Pine Crest (PC), 12:30

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Northeast vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Boyd Anderson vs. Dillard (DIL), 6:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6:30

Plantation vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 7

TERRA vs. Miami Beach (Flamingo), 7

Dade Christian vs. Braddock (Braddock), 3:30

Jackson vs. Homestead (Homestead), 3:30

Champagnat vs. Miami Christian (MCS), 3:30

Miami Palmetto vs. Coral Park (CP), 3:30

Ransom Everglades vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 4

Miami Central vs. North Miami (Pepper Park), 3:30

Booker T. Washington vs. Norland (Scott Park), 3:30

Gulliver Prep vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

SOFTBALL

Piper vs. Stranahan (STR), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Northeast (NE), 6:30

Blanche Ely vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4

Boyd Anderson vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 4

Monarch vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Krop vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML), 3:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7

Mater Lakes vs. Mater Academy Charter (Bucky Dent Park), 7

Westwood Christian vs. Mater Lakes (Miami Lakes Optimist), 4

Princeton Christian vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 7

Carol City vs. Miami High (Fern Isle), 3:30

Sunset vs. Ronald Reagan (RR), 3:30

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Coral Glades vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6

Zion Lutheran vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6

Miramar vs. Everglades (EVR), 4:30

McArthur vs. Flanagan (Home), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Northeast (Home), 6

West Broward vs. Nova (Home), 6

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Chaminade-Madonna (CHA), 4:30

Hollywood Hills vs. South Broward (SB), 4:30

Douglas vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Coral Gables (Home), 3:30

Goleman vs. Ferguson (FER), 3:30

Mater Academy Charter vs. Hialeah Gardens (HG), 3:30

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Miami High (MH), 3:30

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Hollywood Hills vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 7:30

South Broward vs. Coral Springs (DB), 5:30

Nova vs. Northeast (Home), 6:30

Sunset vs. Goleman (Palm Spring North Pool), 4:30

MAST vs. TERRA (MAST), 5

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Sunset vs. Goleman (Palm Spring North Pool), 3:30

MAST vs. TERRA (MAST), 4

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Douglas vs. Spanish River (SPA), 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Flanagan vs. Taravella (TAR), 4

Miami Palmetto vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

FLAG FOOTBALL

Flanagan vs. Cooper City (CC), 4:30

Blanche Ely vs. Coral Springs (Home), 4:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Dillard (DIL), 4:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. McArthur (MCA), 4:30

Boyd Anderson vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Piper (Home), 4:30

Cypress Bay vs. South Plantation (SP), 4:30

Mater East vs. Somerset Charter (Homestead) (Goulds Park), 4

Monsignor Pace vs. Mater Lakes (Palm Springs North Park), 4

International Studies Charter vs. Hebrew Academy (Flamingo), 5:30

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Coral Springs Charter vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 4

Piper vs. Coconut Creek (C. Creek), 3:45

Coral Glades vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Everglades vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 6:30

Taravella vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6:30

West Broward vs. Flanagan (Home), 6:30

Blanche Ely vs. Hallandale (HAL), 3:45

Dunwoody vs. McArthur (MCA), 6:30

South Broward vs. Nova (Home), 7

Monarch vs. Pompano Beach (Home), 6:30

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Archbishop McCarthy (AMC), 7

Killian vs. Hialeah (Alex Fernandez Field), 7

Hialeah Gardens vs. Archbishop Carroll (Carroll), 3:30

South Miami vs. Columbus (Columbus), 6:30

Coral Gables vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7

Champagnat vs. Somerset Charter (Homestead) (Goulds Park), 3:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML), 3:30

Jackson vs. Miami Central (Central), 3:30

TERRA vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 7

Hollywood Christian vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 7

Belen Jesuit vs. Northwestern (NW), 3:30

Doral Academy vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 7

Boca Christian vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 4

Island Christian vs. Princeton Christian (Princeton Chr.), 3:30

Krop vs. Ronald Reagan (RR), 3:30

Homestead vs. Norland (Scott Park), 3:30

Southridge vs. South Dade (SD), 7

Coral Park vs. Southwest (SW), 7

Mater Academy Charter vs. Mourning (St. Thomas University), 7

Westwood Christian vs. St. Brendan (STB), 4

SOFTBALL

Archbishop Carroll vs. Carrollton (CAR), 4

Florida Christian vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 7

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 4

Boca Raton vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 4

St. Brendan vs. Ransom Everglades (Peacock Park), 4

Coral Park vs. Redland Christian (Redland), 4

North Miami vs. South Miami (SM), 3:30

Ronald Reagan vs. TERRA (Indian Hammocks), 3:30

Westminster Christian vs. American Heritage (AHP), 6:30

Cooper City vs. West Broward (WB), 4

South Plantation vs. Plantation (PLA), 6:30

Pompano Beach vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Silver Lakes Park), 6:30

Coral Glades vs. Nova (Home), 6:30

Coconut Creek vs. Miramar (MIR), 4

Flanagan vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4

Dillard vs. Everglades (EVR), 6:30

TRACK & FIELD

Miami Palmetto vs. Homestead (HOM), 3

NMB, Reagan, Hialeah Gardens vs. Varela (VAR), 3

Pace, Miami Springs, American, Coral Gables, South Miami vs. Krop (Home), 3

Goleman, Mater Academy, Miami Beach vs. Miami Central (CEN), 3:30

South Dade vs. Northwestern (NW), 3:30

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

American Heritage vs. Cooper City (Home), 4:30

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Pine Crest (Home), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Coral Glades (CGL), 4:30

Cypress Bay vs. Archbishop McCarthy (AMC), 4:30

Deerfield Beach vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30

Plantation vs. Northeast (Home), 6

University School vs. Nova (Home), 6

Monarch vs. Pompano Beach (PB), 4:30

South Plantation vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 4:30

Somerset Academy vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

Columbus vs. Belen Jesuit (Home), 7:30

Miami High vs. Booker T. Washington (BTW), 3:30

Archemedian vs. Ferguson (FER), 5

Coral Gables vs. Florida Christian (Home), 3:30

Ransom Everglades vs. Coral Park (Home), 4:45

Westminster Christian vs. Miami Palmetto (PAL), 7:30

Booker T. Washington vs. Miami High (MH), 3:30

Killian vs. Southridge (SR), 5

Westland Hialeah vs. Miami Springs (MS), 3:30

Braddock vs. Sunset (SUN), 7:15

Miami Christian vs. Southwest (SW), 5

St. Brendan vs. TERRA (TER), 3:30

Hialeah vs. International Studies Charter (Virrick Park), 5

Varela vs. Westwood Christian (WWC), 4

BOYS’ WATER POLO

South Broward vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Central Park), 8

Cooper City vs. Northeast (Home), 7:30

Douglas vs. Flanagan (NE), 5:30

Krop vs. Miami Country Day (MCD Pool), 5

Coral Gables vs. TERRA (MDC South), 9

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

South Broward vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Central Park), 7

Cooper City vs. Northeast (NE), 6:30

Flanagan vs. Douglas (NE), 4:30

Krop vs. Miami Country Day (MCD Pool), 4

Coral Gables vs. TERRA (MDC South), 8

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Western vs. Cypress Bay (CB), 5

Wellington vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

West Broward vs. Flanagan (FLA), 5

Cooper City vs. Western (WES), 5

American Heritage vs. LaSalle (LAS), 6:30

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 4

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Gulliver Prep (GUL), 5

LaSalle vs. Miami Palmetto (PAL), 4

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Gulliver Prep (GUL), 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Benjamin vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

Cardinal Gibbons vs. St. Andrews (STA), 4

West Broward vs. Flanagan (FLA), 5

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Barron Collier (BC), 5

Cooper City vs. Western (WES), 5

Palmer Trinity vs. Pine Crest (PC), 4

FLAG FOOTBALL

Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Mater Academy Charter (MA), 4

Coconut Creek vs. Coral Glades (CGL), 6

Coral Springs vs. North Broward Prep (NBP), 4:30

Everglades vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Stranahan vs. Hallandale (HAL), 4:30

McArthur vs. Miramar (MIR), 4:30

Blanche Ely vs. Northeast (NE), 4:30

Cooper City vs. Nova (Home), 6

Piper vs. Plantation (PLA), 4:30

Hollywood Hills vs. South Broward (SB), 4:30

Archbishop McCarthy vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

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