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Lance Tejada III scores 31 points, leads Blanche Ely boys past Dillard basketball

 

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Blanche Ely guard Lance Tejada III needed a heat check Saturday after pouring in a game-high 31 points, including seven three-pointers to lead two-time defending Class 7A state champions Tigers against Dillard 66-62.

Dillard (7-2) threw everything at Tejada but it couldn’t stop the East Carolina recruit from hitting seven of eight three-point attempts, including back-to-back three-pointers to help the Tigers (6-0) open a quick 15-5 lead.

“I tried to pick it up and do anything I could to lead my team to victory,” Tejada said. “I try to get my team going being the captain. They are going to react to what I do. I try to play with a fire every game, regardless of who we are playing.”

Tejada’s big night was a carry over in a breakout senior scoring season in which he is averaging a career-high 27.2 points. In the past three victories, Tejada has put up 31 points, 25 points and 32 points.

It looked like a runaway Tigers victory after Tejada blocked Tristan Pendergraph’s shot and ran down court to drain his fifth three-pointer of the first half as the Tigers built a 32-16 lead with 2:12 left in the second quarter.

But Dillard fought back with a 10-0 run to close the second half, capped by Keion Farrington’s layup and Mark Dixon’s three-pointer to pull Dillard within 32-26 at halftime.

“Lance did a great job controlling the game, but we are still having this problem putting teams away,” said Tigers five time state champion coach Melvin Randall. “We get up 15-16 points and we take the foot off the pedal. That is something we have to work on and get better at.”

Ely needed all of Tejada’s 15 first-half points as Dillard came roaring back to tie the score 32-32 with 5:28 left in the third quarter on Cedric Wright’s layup and forge ahead 35-32 when Tyson Grace nailed a three-pointer on the Panther’s next possession.

While Farrington had 17 points and Grace a team-high 19 points to get Dillard back in the game, this night belonged to Tejada, who answered Dillard’ run with back to back three-pointers and then a scoop layup for a 51-41 Ely lead going into the fourth quarter.

Ely guard Javon Heastie, in his first game against his former team, poured in 14 points, including three three-pointers.

Tyson hit a free throw to cut the lead to 61-58 with 1:39 left but Ely 6-7 forward Therrell Gosier snuffed the final Dillard rally with a block of Tyson's layup attempt. Joshua Floyd (11 points) hit two free throws to push the lead to 63-58.

• Blanche Ely 66, Dillard 62:Ely (6-0 ): Tejada 31, Gosier 3, Heastie 14, Houston 1, Devers 6, Floyd 11. Dill (7-2): M. Smith 2, Farrington 17, T. Smith 4, Maloney 1, Dixon 3, Pendergraph 2, Grace 19, Kennedy 8, Wright 8. Three-pointers: Tejada 7, Floyd 1, Heastie 3, Grace 2, Dixon 1. Rebounds: Devers 10. Steals: Tejada 2. Assists: Tejada 6.

• Miami Country Day 79, Somerset 57: MCD (6-1): Clements 15, Cambo 6, Parizo 44, Wesley 4, Kappos 2, Sherwood 2, Figueroa 2, Wendrow 2. SOM: Filsaime 9, Francois 19, Beaubaun 13, Gelin 10, Powell 1, Teate 5. Three-pointers: Clements 3, Parizo 6, Filsaime 2. Rebounds: Figueroa 13. Assists: Parizo 6, Sherwood 6. Steals: Clements 2.

•  Florida Christian 70, Palmer Trinity 48: FC (4-2): Cardoza 10, Thompson 5, Wicks 9, Sotomayor 2, Sikora 14, M. Herschman 6, Campbell 9, Wright 3, Jane 10, Jim 2. PT: Pico 6, Roberts 4, Bonet 6, Chugani 1, Vasquez 3, Becker 14, Vega-Sanz 7, Beauperthug 2, Porbando 4. Three-pointers: Cardoza 1, Wicks 3, Sikora 1, Pico 1, Becker 4. Assists: Cardoza 6, Wicks 4. Rebounds: Sikora 9, Campbell 7. Steals: Wicks 3, Cardoza 2. Blocks: Sikora 4.

•  Hollywood Christian 57, Doctors Charter 53: HC: Holmes 6, Jackson 20, Gertner 10, Osceola 6, Momperus 15. Rebounds: Jackson 11. Steals: Holmes 3. Assists: Gertner 6.

•  Belen 39, Doral Academy 35: BEL (5-3): Iparraguirre 7, Fernandez 13, Herrera 4, Medina 9, Cirera 5, Cambo 1. DA (5-2): Pierre 5, Fernandez 14, Steele 11, Martin 4, Soilvan 1. Assists: Iparraguirre 4. Steals: Medina 3. Rebounds: Iparraguirre 10.

•  Miami Springs 74, Reagan 46: Damota 3, Reydel Santana 10, Reyneil Santana 2, Troya 15, Alderete 3, J. Alfonso 19, Zapata 6, Mitchell 2, P. Alfonso 13, Ramos 2. Rebounds: Alfonso 10. Steals: Santana 2, Troya 2. Assists: Alfonos 3.

•  Coral Gables 57, Southwest 28: CG (6-0): Delrosario 6, Martinez 7, Figuero 11, Melendez 1, Hernandez 2, Cajina 1, Sanchez 7, PJ Hall 7, Aguero 8, Aminu 7. Assist: Sanchez 4. Steals: Sanchez 5. Rebounds: Martinez 11. Blocks: Aminu 3.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• Ferguson 52, Norland 29: FER (9-1): A. Osceola 17, N. DeJesus 15, T. Gonzalez 10, K. Johnson 8, B. Mendez 2. NOR: D. Ford 14, K. Roberts 10, J. Jean-B 2, T. Williams 2, K. Clark 1. Three-pointers: T. Gonzalez 2, A. Osceola 1, N. DeJesus 1. Rebounds: K. Johnson 9, N. DeJesus 6, A. Osceola 4. Assists: A. Osceola 5, N. DeJesus 4. Steals: N. DeJesus 5, A. Osceola 3, K. Johnson 3.

•  Northwestern 74, Central 45: NW (8-1): Griner 23, Jan. Davis 18, Williams 7, Mills 8, Huell 12, Carter 6. CEN: Jones 3, Sanders 14, Walker 7, Anolis 11, McNeil 1, Rhodes 2, Brits 5, J. Anolis 2. Rebounds: Griner 13. Steals: Jan. Davis 5. Assists: Williams 5. Three-pointers: Jan. Davis 2, Huell 1.

•  Westminster Christian 46, Carrolton 7: WC: Poveda 12, Crotty 8, Martinez 4, Victorero 6, Decker 2, Morrison 4, Benitez 5, Woodard 5. CAR: Gonza;ez 1, Fernandez 2, Trujillo 4.

•  Miami Country Day 53, Oxbridge Academy 47: MCD (7-1): Mackenzie 2, Anyagaligbo 13, Lewis 13, Minott 18, Alvarez 3, Edwards 4. OA: Rienas 7, Joseph 2, McDaniel 2, Donavan 7, Primm 15, Dixon 14. Three-pointers: Rienas 1, Dixon 4, Lewis 1, Minott 2, Alvarez 1. Rebounds: Minott 14. Assists: Lewis 7. Steals: Anyagaligbo 3, Lewis 3.

•  Miami 37, Coral Springs Charter 27: MIA: Kimbrough 12, Mendoza 12, Reid 8, Alvin 4, Mompremier 1. CSC: Hall 6, Williams 6, Cici 8, Smith 7. Three-pointers: Williams 2, Mendoza 3. Assists: Mompremier 4, Kimbrough 4. Rebounds: Mompremier 11. Blocks: Mompremier 3. Steals: Alvin 4, Reid 4.

•  Gulliver Prep 54, Ransom Everglades 37: GP: Deutch 1, J. Pyatt 1, Bellingherri 3, Ranisavljevic 5, Wirshing 15, Stjepanpvic 10, Nixon 13, Pagliery 3, Thomas 3.

•  Coral Reef 55, Southridge 27: CR: C. Rodriguez 2, A. Alsepeiti 16, R. Alsepeiti 12, A. Rodriguez 2, Finol 4, Gonsalves 4, Ferguson 7, Sanders 6, Flores 2. Rebounds: A. Alespeiti 6. Steals: Finol 2.

•  St. Brendan 58, Florida Christian 52: SB (8-3): Martinez 16, Dominguez 2, Rodriguez 11, Falla 15, Bonet 5, Murillo 9. FC (8-2): Jimenez 23, Jim 14, Martinez 8, Prinz 5, Wright 2. Rebounds: Murillo 22, Jim 9. Assists: Falla 8, Martinez 4.

WRESTLING

• Deerfield Beach 38, West Broward 33. Deerfield Beach 47, McArthur 30. Deerfield Beach 50, Taravella 24. Deerfield Beach 69, Dillard 12. West Broward 48, McArthur 33. West Broward 53, Taravella 24. West Broward 49, Dillard 18. McArthur 56, Taravella 21. McArthur 72, Dillard 12. Taravella 36, Dillard 31.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Maite Gutierrez scored three goals as Westminster Christian cruised past Orangewood Christian 4-0.

Madison Precht scored a goal and dished out two assists.

• Westminster Christian 4, Orangewood Christian 0: Maite Gutierrez 3 goals. Madison Precht 2 assists, goal.

•  Palmer Trinity 3, Mater Lakes Academy 2: Alexa Copeland 2 goals, assist. Victoria Rosales goal, assist. Anabel Danon assist. PT 10-3-1.

BOYS’ SOCCER

• Palmer Trinity 6, St.Brendans 0: Alejandro Martinez-Oletta goal, assist. Keenan Rodriguez goal, assist. Daniel Du Feu goal, shutout. Jeronimo Fernandez assist.

•  Ransom Everglades 1, Tampa Berkeley Prep 1: Adrian Alfieri goal. RE 9-0-3.

•  Hillel 8, Archbishop Curley 0.

FOOTBALL

CENTRAL 28, MAINLAND 15

DMCEN
First downs1415
Rushes-yards35-163 28-84
Passing yards124 235
Passes12-31-1 12-23-2
Punts5-32.0 5-38
Fumbles-lost3-0 1-0
Penalties-yards11-73 14-131
Field goals-att0-1 0-0

DM2706--15
CEN71407--28

SCORING SUMMARY

DM-Safety. Bonds tackled in end zone

CEN-Reed 2 run (Piraquive kick)

DM-Hannah 30 pass from Rodriguez (Bruno kick)

CEN-Phillips 81 pass from Reed (Piraquive kick)

CEN-Phillips 27 pass from Reed (Piraquive kick)

CEN-Phillips 3 pass from Reed (Piraquive kick)

DM-Houston 4 pass from Rodriguez (pass failed)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing - DM: Rodriguez 22-95; Killins 11-50; Sampson 2-18; CEN: Cook 22-73; Adams 2-13; Reed 4-(-2).

Passing - DM: Rodriguez 12-31-1; CEN: Reed 12-23-235-2.

Receiving - DM: Hannah 3-41; Houston 4-25; Sampson 1-6; Copeland 2-29; Hughes 1-26; Taylor 1-(-3); CEN: Phillips 8-211; Brown 2-14; Adams 1-6; Joyner 1-4.

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