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The Opa-locka 16-and-under boys’ basketball team won the FCAA League Tournament by defeating Carver Ranches 41-37 in the finals at American Senior High School.
In the championship game, Antoine Lindsey hit a 3-pointer to tie the game at 34. Then Philip Saunders scored the go-ahead basket.
Opa-locka placed third in the standings at 4-4 during the regular season.
In a semifinal, they beat Beast Mode 37-34 with DeQuan Higgs making a key reverse lay-up down the stretch.
In the tournament, Lawrence and Philip Saunders led an outstanding defense for coach Ricky James, an Opa-locka city employee. The champs also feature Nathan Howard, Julien March, Angel Vickers, Brandon Wallace, Kadim Moss and Quenterious Anderson.
Ransom Everglades volleyball
The Ransom Everglades High School boys’ varsity volleyball team won the Silver Division championship at the Bishop Moore Bee Sting in Orlando.
En route to the title, the Raiders defeated district-rival Columbus in two sets and cross-town nemesis Palmetto in two sets. Junior Victor Campano totaled 64 kills for the tournament, making the All-Tournament team.
Prior, Ransom captured the Silver Division consolation bracket trophy at the Smoothie King Invitational, a tournament hosted by Ransom. Senior Nick Wenzel and Campano were named to the All-Tournament team.
Miami Beach basketball
Cole Yound scored all six points, and Jermiah Trey-Steward had three assists as the Bulls edged the Lakers 6-5 in the 7-8 age group of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation basketball at Flamingo Park.
Oliver Segal had three points and Max Lawrence two points for the Lakers.
The Knicks defeated the Hornets 24-20. Logan Spill scored 17 points, and Jackson Gessner added 7 points. For the Hornets, Brett Burstein scored 18 points, and Dillian Weismann added 2 points.
The Heat beat the Thunder 6-1. Lucas Turano, Miguel Arronte and Sebastian Alarcon each had 2 points. The Thunder’s Manuel Palmieri and Jonathean Garcia had 3 rebounds apiece.
The Thunder defeated the Lakers 15-4. David Saka scored 7 points, and Joshua Rosen and Sebastian Pederson each scored 4 points. Max Lawrence and Alec Miller had 2 points each for the Lakers.
The Knicks edged the Heat. 16-15. Logan Spill scored 8 points, and Alexander Raymond and Michael Guevara added 2 points. The Heat’s Lucas Turano scored 7 points, and Matias Kojusner and Sebastian Alarcon had 2 points apiece.
The Hornets beat the Bulls 16-12. Brett Burstein scored 10 points, and Dillian Weismann added 6 points. Julian Corniel recorded 6 points, and Cole Yound and Joseph Levy added 2 points apiece for the Bulls.
The Clippers defeated the Bucks 38-11 with Mehdi Amrouss scoring 14 points, and Jeffery Keeler adding 12 points. The Bucks’ Lorenzo Torres and Pamsar Ramdass each scored 4 points.
The Grizzlies edged the Nets 29-28. Jr Hopkins scored 16 ponts, and Alex Priess chipped in 9 points. For the Nets, Isaiah Manasara scored 13 points, and Victor Godoy had 6 points.
The Heat beat the Bucks 50-14. Ivinson Bernadel scored 24 points, and Andy Salas totaled 20 points. Parmasar Ramdass scored 7 points, and Victor Gheller added 5 points for the Bucks.
The Clippers defeated the Bulls 22-10. Nicholas Berdullas had 6 points and Jeffery Keeler 5 points. For the Bulls, Adrian Thompson had 4 points and Angel Rodriguez 3 points.