ROUNDUP

Hot-shooting Pace trounces Gulliver in regional quarterfinals

 

Special to the Miami Herald

Just because the shots aren’t falling doesn’t mean the Monsignor Pace boys’ basketball team will stop shooting. In fact, it’s likely just getting warmed up. That was the case Thursday in a 91-70 Class 4A regional quarterfinal win over Gulliver at Pace.

C.J. Fisher and Danny Duarte led the Spartans’ attack with 25 and 22 points, respectively. Pace (19-10) moves on to face Ransom Everglades in the regional semifinals Tuesday. Gulliver (15-14) got a team-high 24 points from Enrique Lafuente.

The points onslaught is nothing new for the Spartans, who average 84 points a game and have hit triple digits three times. Against the Raiders, Pace missed a number of open shots early and held just a 9-6 lead four minutes into the first quarter. But from that point until halftime, everything started falling as the Spartans built a 53-33 halftime lead.

“It doesn’t faze these kids,” Spartans coach Anthony Serra said of the early dry spell. “They know if they shots aren’t going in to just keep shooting. They believe they will start falling.”

Gulliver, which was humbled by the Spartans 91-28 at the end of January, fought back with a 16-3 run in the third quarter to pull within 12, but the Raiders would get no closer. Despite a size advantage at center with 6-11 center Victor Unyaelunmo, the Raiders could not keep up with the frenetic pace of a Pace team that often subbed five players at once.

“We obviously knew what they were capable of,” Gulliver coach Manny Bloom said. “Our kids battled. It’s just hard when they start hitting shots and have all those new people coming in and out.”

PACE (19-10): Fisher 25, Duarte 22, Ferguson 15, Del Castillo 12, A.Alvarez 5, Jean 4, King 3, Oguga 3, Wilson 2. GUL (15-14): Lafuente 24, Chasin 16, Jackson 14, Unyaelunmo 12, Perez 2, Pattullo 2 . Half: PACE 53-33. Three-pointers: Duarte 5, Ferguson 2, Del Castillo 2, King, Chasin. Rebounds: Unyaelunmo 9. Assists: Fisher 5. Blocks: Ferguson 3, Unyaelunmo 3. Steals: Fisher 4.

SOFTBALL

Late Tuesday-Palmetto 19, Sunset 0: WP: Amanda Guglietta (3-0). LP: Perez. Top Performers:Brittany Phillips 3-3, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBIs. Erin Love 3-3, run, 2 RBIs. Amanda Guglietta 3-3, 2 runs, SB, 2 RBIs. PAL 3-0.

PAL 12 5 2 — 10 19 0

SUN 0 0 0 — 0 0 0

Late Tuesday- Goleman 15, Norland 0: WP: Vicky Morales (1-2) 7 K's. Top Performances: Kristy Veiga 2-3, 3 Rs, HR, DB, 3 RBI's. Angie Montalvo 1-1, 2 R's, DB, 2 RBI's. Vicky Morales 1-1, 2 RBI's, 2 BB's. BG 2-2

BG 5 5 5 X X — 15 11 0

NOR 0 0 0 X X — 0 0 0

Late Tuesday-South Dade 7, Southridge 4: WP: Christina Bramblett. LP: A. Fonda. Top Performers: Tabi Rodriguez 2-3, 2RBIs. Shelby Herbert 1-3, RBI. Christina Bramblett 2-4, 2 R.

SD 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 - 7

SR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 4

Late Tuesday-Coral Gables 14, South Miami 3: WP: Lauren Perna (1-0). LP: E. Perretta. Top Performers: Vicky Padin 4-5, 2 runs, 7 SBs, 3 RBIs. Suzy Vasquez 3-4, 2 runs, 4 SBs. Crystal Dingle 2-3, 2 runs, 3 SBs, RBI. CG 2-2.

Late Tuesday-Ferguson 12, Braddock 4: WP: Yesenia Mondragon. LP: Ginger Morales. Top Performers: SBs: Samantha Arrastia (4). Kristen Ramirez (5). Jessica Chavez (2). Oriana Mata (2). Samantha Oliva (2).

Late Tuesday-Westminster Christian 16, Miami Springs 0: WP: Madison Precht (1-0). LP: G. Santos. Top performers: Brittany Husk 3-3, 2 RBI, SB. Ally Mena 3-3, triple, 2 RBIs. Kia Benitez 1-2, HR, 3 RBIs. WC 2-1.

MS 0 0 0 X X X X — 0 2 2

WC 5 9 2 X X X X —16 15 0

Late Tuesday-Coral Reef 13, Killian 2: WP: Michelle Mesa (2-0). LP: Speer. Top Performers: Michelle Mesa 6 K, CG. Amy Roach 3-4, 2 RBI, 4 R. Kylan Becker 3-4, 4 RBIs. Carolina Colli 2-4, 2 RBIs. Denver Keller 2-4, RBI. CR 2-0.

CR 1 4 2 0 1 2 3 —13 13 2

KIL1 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 2 5 2

Miami Country Day 18, LaSalle 8: WP: Taylor Sennett (1-1). Top performers: Monica Howard 4 Hits, 2 2B, 4RBI, 4 Runs. Elizabeth Finny 3 Hits, 2 RBI, 3 Runs. Taylor Sennett 3 Hit, 2 RBI, 3 Runs.

LS 1 0 1 4 2 X X – 8

MC 9 5 2 2 X X X – 18

Barbara Goleman 4, Miami Springs 2: WP: Victoria Martinez (2-2). LP: Geneva Santos (0-1). Top performers: Alexis Guzman 1 for 2 R TRP Sac Bunt. Angie Montalvo 1 for 2 R BB. Michi Oliva 1 for 3 R RBI.

MS 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 – 2

BG 2 0 0 2 0 0 X – 4

Late Tuesday- Keys Gate 18, Marathon 3: WP: Ashley Norris (1-1). Top performers: Natalie De la Espiella 1-1, 3 runs. Amanda Acosta 3-3, 3 RBIs. KG 1-1.

Late Tuesday- Southwest 16, Coral Park 0: WP: Katherine Dube 4 Ks, 2-2, 2 doubles. Top Performers: Katrina Gato 3-3, 2 HRs 6 RBIs. Carolina Silverio 2-3, HR. Kassandra Solis 2-2, double, tripple, 3 RBIs. SW 2-0.

BASEBALL

Sunset 8, Miami High 0: WP: Danilo DeArmas (1-0). LP: Jose Barrios. Top performers: Danilo DeArmas 6 IP 5 K's 2 for 4 RBI, Jorge Lopez 1 for 2 RBI, Mike Rodriguez 2 for 2 2 runs. Sunset 2-1.

MIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0

SUN 0 2 0 0 0 6 X – 8

Late Tuesday-Miami High 2, Braddock 1: WP: Andy Escano (1-0). LP: A. Fernandez. SV: Edgar Aparicio (2). Top performers: Andy Escano run, 5 hits, 6 inn. Christian Torres 1-2, RBI. MH 2-0.

MH 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 – 2 1 2

BRA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 1 5 3

Late Tuesday- Sunset 12, Westland 5: WP: Julio Colon (1-0). Top Performers: Mike Rodriguez 4-4, 2 RBIs. Marc Romero 2-2, RBI. Danilo DeArmas 1-3, 5 SBs. SUN 1-1.

SUN 4 0 0 4 2 2 0 - 12 12 3

HW 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 - 5 8 3

Late Tuesday- Miami Christian 6, Marathon 2: WP: Elias Bure. Christian Rivera 2-3, 2 SBs. Jaime Gonzalez 1-2 BB.

MAR 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 - 2 6 0

MC 3 0 0 2 0 1 X - 6 5 0

Late Tuesday-Archbishop Coleman 6, Westwood 3: WP: William Roger (1-0). LP: N.Mejias (0-1).Top performers: William Roger 2-5, single, double, 2 RBI’s, run. Matt Quicutti 2-4, single, double, run. Chris Ortega 2-3, RBI. ACC 1-0.

ACC 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 6 8 2

WW 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 11 2

Late Tuesday-Brito 8, Champagnat 0: WP: Leandro Espinosa (1-0). LP: Vietas. Top Performers: Savian Fernadez 2-3, 2 SB. Mauricio Amaral 1-1, RBI, 2 B, 2 BB. Marco Bolano 2-2, 2 RBI.

BM 1 0 4 2 0 0 1— 8 9 1

CH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0 5 0

Late Tuesday-SLAM 5, Mourning 2: WP: Andrew Velez. Chauncey Nunez save.

Late Tuesday- Florida Christian 2, American 1: WP: Alex Valverde. Top Performers: Anthony Lopez save (1). Ruben Someillan 1-3.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

•  Westminster Christian School 6, Marathon 1: Cassandra Restrepo won 8-3. Taylor Huffman won 8-1. Sara Fernandez won 8-0. Linda Arostegui won 8-0. Andrea Espinoza won 8-0. Doubles: Restrepo/Arostegui won 8-7.

• Coral Shores 6, Pace 1: LeMieux 8, Williams 5. Leopold 8, LeSende 1. Pena 8, Cassadevall 0. Walters 8, Martinez 0. Schippo 8, Alfonso 0. Doubles: Williams/Walters 8, LeMieux/Cassadevall 2. Leopold/Pena 6, LeSende/Gomez 0.

• Late Tuesday-Mourning 7, Carol City 0: Singles: Natalie Hernandez 8-3. Alex Cabezas 8-0. Ana Cherkasova 8-0. Ana Accarpio 8-0. Perrie Maldonado 8-0. Doubles: Cabezas/Hernandez 8-0. Accarpio/Cherkasova 8-0.

• Late Monday- Hialeah 6, Krop 1: Singles: Julie Shillington 8-0. Jamie Odzer 8-0. Stephanie Levy 8-0.

•  Krop 7, American Heritage 0: Naiya Oden 8-0, Danna Gandelman 8-3, Sophia Sultan 8-1.

BOYS’ TENNIS

• Coral Shores 4, Pace 3: LeSende 8, Nelson 6. Morton 8, Salazar 0. Houser 8, Collazos 5. Hernandez 8, Miller 1. Frizon 8, Azcuy 6. Doubles: Nelson/Morton 8, LeSende/Salazar 0. Hernandez/Collazos 8, Houser/Miller 5.

•  Westminster Christian School 4, Marathon 3: Nicholas Salazar won 8-5. Charles Downey won 8-3. Lucas Feanny won 8-0. Doubles: Downey/Feanny won 8-4.

• Late Tuesday- Mourning 7, Carol City 0: Singles: German Khatchaturyan 8-0. Alan Bass 8-3. Rene Viso 8-0. Doubles: Tomassi/ Abdyov 8-0.

• Late Monday — Krop 7, Hialeah 0: Singles: Fabrice Bissainthe (K) 8-0. David Miculiyzki 8-0. Leeland Bien 8-0.

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