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Junior Orange Bowl basketball
The Junior Orange Bowl hosted 16 boys and girls’ middle school basketball teams from throughout South Florida for the Junior Orange Bowl Classic at the Miami Springs Recreation Center. North Miami Middle School and Aspira Charter School won the girls and boys’ titles, respectively, during the fourth annual event.
Aspira Charter defeated Palmetto Middle School 61-51 in the boys’ championship. Belen defeated Carver 46-29 for third place. Richmond Heights, Miami Springs, Mater Academy and John F Kennedy Middle School rounded out the boys’ field.
On the girls’ side, North Miami Middle School beat John F Kennedy 43-23 in the final. Miami Springs finished third by defeating Jose de Diego. The other teams competing in the girls’ bracket included Campbell Drive, Norland, Charles Drew and Richmond Heights.
Mark Strickland, formerly of the Miami Heat, and Jack McClinton, two-time first team All-ACC for the University of Miami, attended the tournament.
The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, Miami Children’s Hospital, The Orange Bowl Committee, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and Board of County Commissioners.
The Junior Orange Bowl Committee, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida and the Youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and multicultural experiences. For information on the Junior Orange Bowl, ontact 305-662-1210 or visit www.jrorangebowl.org.
Miami Beach basketball
El Mehdi Amrouss scored 12 points, and Tabias Sosa added 11 points as the Clipper s defeated the Bulls 37-30 in the 12-13 age group of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation basketball at Flamingo Park.
Angel Rodriguez had 11 points and Adrian Thompson nine points for the Bulls.
The Clippers also beat the Heat 62-39. El Mehdi Amrouss scored 30 points, and Tobias Sosa recorded 21 points. For the Heat, Noah Stein scored 16 points and Alexis Amaya 12 points.
The Nets edged the Clippers 38-37. Isaiah Mansara scored 23 points, and Noah Ogaza added eight points. Tobias Sosa scored 12 points and Mehdi Amrouss 10 points for the Clippers.
The Grizzlies beat the Bucks 31-26. JR Hopkins scored 16 points, and Ethan Rozenwaig chipped in six points. For the Bucks, Parmasar Ramdass and Jorge Incerna each had six points, and Victore Gheller recorded five points.
• 9-11: The Knicks defeated the Bucks 31-20. Chaz Berkowitz scored 23 points, and Dylan Allen scored six points. Bryce Hammon added two points The Bucks’ Dahveon Morris totald 13 points, and Noah Milon had five points. Mathew Lonnberg also scored.
The Clippers edged the Grizzlies 22-20. Zaire Wade scored 15 points, and Aden Karp scored three points and Zach Bohm two points. For the Grizzlies, Bryan Saka had 11 points, and Jacob Martin scored five points and Zach Bohm two points.
The Celtics edged the Nuggets 14-13. Noah Dinic scored 10 points, and Asher Lieberman chipped in four points. Ethan Hunt had five points, and Alex Levine, Blaze Williams and Nick Namias each scored two points for the Nuggets.
The Knicks defeated the Bucks 31-20. Chaz Berkowitz scored 23 points, and Dylan Allen had six points. Bryce Hammon added two points. Dahveon Morris scored 13 points, and Noah Milon had five points for the Bucks. Mathew Lonnberg also scored.