The Knicks defeated the Lakers 19-10. Chaz Berkowitz scored 10 points, and Dylan Allen chipped in 4 points. The Lakers’ Brock Levin and Zach Barcenas each scored 5 points.
The Clippers beat the Nets 32-15. Zaire Wade recorded 15 points and Zach Bohm 7 points. For the Nets, Kevin Quiroga scored 9 points, and Tyler Elpert, Gavin Basner and Noah Jaid each contributed 2 points.
The Kings defeated the Bucks 19-5. Sebastian Perez-Bravo had 5 points, and Daniel Friedman and Michael Cramer each scored 4 points. Noah Milon scored 5 points for the Bucks.
The Nuggets beat the Bulls 31-14. Ethan Hunt totaled 10 points, and Nick Namias had 7 points and Blaze Williams 6 points. Leo Raxach and Alex Levine each added 2 points. Joshua Neely scored 8 points for the Bulls. Max Gotlin had 4 points and Justin Neely 2 points.
The Heat defeated the Thunder 24-16. Isiah Gardner scored 17 points, and Demian Brighina and Xyrus Golaub each had 2 points. For the Thunder, Ezra Rivera recorded 5 points, and Drew Burstine chipped in 4 points. Maximo Bratter added 3 points for the Thunder. Nicholas Echarte and Ashton Wright also scored 2 points.
The Celtics defeated the Grizzlies 15-10. Noah Dinic scored 12 points. Andrew Zaiac had 2 points, and Alex Garcia added a free throw. Bryan Saka scored 6 points and Jacob Martin scored 2 points for the Grizzlies. David Alfonso and Kai Tworoger each made a free throw.
• GIRLS: 8-10
The Sparks beat the Liberty 6-2. Saiah Amarilla scored 4 points, and Alexia Miranda added 2 points. For the Liberty, Logan Williams-Smith had 2 points.
The Dream edged the Sparks 14-12. Isadora Kron scored 6 points, and Shandi Teste added 4 points. Arielys Rodriguez scoreed 10 points and Jordan Fishman added 2 points for the Sparks.
Conchita Espinosa basketball
The Conchita Espinosa Academy girls’ varsity basketball team (7th-8th grade) defeated Somerset Academy 35-9 in the playoff opener at Eureka Park. The team was led by seventh grader Christina Hernandez, who had double digit points, and by Olivia Gonzales, who provided energy off the bench.
Westwood Christian basketball
Thiago Conceicao was named the Westwood Christian School Player of the Month for March.
Conceicao, who has a 3.0 GPA, led the boys’ varsity basketball team to its first region championship. He was one of Miami-Dade County’s top rebounders, averaging 16 per game to go along with 17 points and three blocks per game.
The Columbus High School varsity lacrosse team defeated Palmetto High School 16-3.
The Explorers offense controlled the game, but goalie Michael Davide did register five saves when infrequently challenged. Jake Quigley and Nicky Quintairos each recorded six face-off wins, providing the Explorers with possession and opportunity. Junior Michael Bulnes took advantage with three goals and two assists. Steven Hernandez scored twice and added four assists.
Grant Nordlund had two goals and three assists, and Alec Carreras responded with two goals and two assists. Cody Brais also scored twice. Stevie Light had a goal as did Gabe Perez, Josef Shabaz and Sebi Cancio.
• Columbus then beat Gulliver 15-2. The offense was too much for the Raiders.
That offense was led by senior attack Steven Hernandez, who registered five goals, and Alex Ferran and Grant Nordlund, who each had two goals and two assists. Gabe Perez and Alec Carreras had a goal and an assist apiece, and Michael Bulnes, Marcus Davide, Omar Shabaz and Sebi Cancio scored, too. Michael Davide had a quiet game with six saves.