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South Miami boys’ basketball withstands rally by Coral Gables


Special to the Miami Herald

South Miami was able to withstand a late rally by Coral Gables to pick-up a 63-54 win and advance to the Region 4-8A final Tuesday night at South Miami Senior High.

In the regional final, South Miami (19-4) will travel to McArthur. Tip-off is scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m.

The first quarter was close throughout. With nine seconds left in the quarter, a three-pointer by Marquise Clark put the Cobras up 11-7.

South Miami started to pull away in the second quarter and went up 15-7, thanks to an 8-0 run. The Cobras led 32-18 at halftime. Clark had 18 points at the half. With four minute to play in the third quarter, South Miami led 41-21.

Late in the third quarter, Coral Gables sophomore Al Wajid Aminu was fouled hard on a dunk attempt and lay on the court for 22 minutes before he was placed a stretcher.

According to Coral Gables athletic director Louis Romero, Aminu was taken to Miami Children’s Hospital for observation.

Coral Gables would rally late and a basket by Imani Figuereo made the score 53-46 with 1:34 to play.

Thanks to clutch foul shooting and key rebounds, the Cobras were able to hang on for the win.

“I feel like we have a great chance and this team is special and we have a lot of potential,” said South Miami’s Joseph Lopez. “I think we’re going to win it [states].”

Clark had a game-high with 24 points. Lopez had a double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

Region 4-8A Semifinals – South Miami 63, Coral Gables 54 - SM: Clark 24, Lopez 16, Jobe 6, Barney 5, Brown 4, Davis 3, Lobue 3, Reed 2. CG: Hall 18, Aminu 5, Martinez 4, Figuereo 8, Aguero 10, Delrosario 5, Wynn 4. Halftime: SM 32-18. Three-Pointers: Clark 3, Hall 2, Aguero 2, Martinez, Barney, Jobe, Davis. Rebounds: Lopez 16. Assists: Barney 9. Steals:Clark 3.


Coral Gables defeated national powerhouse Archbishop McCarthy 8-3 at Marlins Park.

The Cavaliers (3-0) took down the Mavericks, ranked No.1 in the nation by Maxpreps and No.2 by Perfect Game, largely due to their first five batters in the lineup going a combined 11-of-17 at the plate.

“It was a nice win for our team and our program,” Coral Gables coach Phillip Wisser said.

Raymond Gonzalez went 4 for 4 at the plate, stole four bases and scored four runs for the Cavaliers.

Archbishop McCarthy has won four consecutive state titles.

Coral Gables 8, Arhcbishop McCarthy (H) 3 at Marlins Park: WP: Andrew Cabezas (2-0). LP: Nunez (0-1). Top performers: Raymond Gonzalez 4-4, 4 SB’s, 4 runs. Rolando Rodriguez 3-4, double, triple, 2 runs, 3 RBI. Coco Montes 2-4, triple, 2 RBI. Elih Morrero 2-3, 2 RBI.

CG 1 0 3 0 3 1 0 – 8-12-1

AM 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 – 3-8-1

Killian 5, Sunset 0: WP: Ryan Granda. LP: Danny Diaz. Top performers: Ryan Granda complete game 1-hitter, 9 K’s. Ryan Guzman 2-3, double. Joey Gonzalez double, 2 RBI. KIL 3-1.

KIL 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 – 5-5-0

SUN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0-1-2

Doral Academy 10, Miami Jackson 0: WP: Eddie Escribano 5 innings, shut out, 8 K’s. Top performers: Chris Martinez 2-2, 2 RBI’s. Chris Hernandez 2-3, DBL, HR, 3 RBI’s. Carlos Pino 2-2, 2 RBI’s.

DA 0 0 4 1 5 – 10-8-0

MJ 0 0 0 0 0 – 0-4-2


• North Miami 16, Miami Jackson 13: WP: Kayla Bryd. LP: Yocasta R. Top performers: Briana Wilson, Bertha Fortune, Sophia Santiago.

•  Ferguson 19, Lourdes 10: WP: Yesenia Mondragon. LP: Amanda Senra. Top performers: Kristen Ramirez 4-5, 3 RBI. Brianah Varona 4-5.

•  Mourning 18, Westland 13: WP: Taylor Fisher (4-1), 8K. Top performers: Veronica Tovar 3-4 (3 RBI) Victoria Davis 2-3 (2 RBI), Taylor Fisher 2-3 (3 RBI).


Coral Shores 14, Ransom Everglades 12: RE: Erin Bakes 5 goals. Olivia Burke 4 goals. Veronica Padraza 10 saves. CS: Kat Hamer 4 goals. Morgan Champainge 6 goals. Carolyn Barrow 11 saves.


• TERRA 7, Carol City 0: 1. Andres Perez-Doval 8-0, 2. Charles Ogden 8-0, 3. Alex Pizarro 8-1, 4. Gary Yeung 8-0. Doubles: 1. Daniel Rasmussen/Jaime Danies 8-1, Nicholas Lynch/Derek Rasmussen 8-0.


• TERRA 7, Carol City 0: 1. Jessica Waddell 8-2, 2. Maria Acosta 8-0, 3. Priscilla Perez 8-0, 4. Courtney Sever 8-0, 5. Adriana Pizarro 8-0. Doubles: 1. Marisa Stephens/Natasha Landa 8-0, 2. Courtney Sever/Daniela Menendez 8-0.



Goleman vs. Norland (Norland), 3:30

Mater Academy vs. Doral Academy, 3:30

Carol City vs. Mourning, 3:30

Coral Gables vs. South Miami, 3:30

Sagemont vs. Hialeah Educational, 3:30

Ferguson vs. Braddock (Braddock), 3:30

Somerset vs. SLAM, 7:00

Coral Park vs. Southwest (SW), 7:00

Booker T. Washington vs. Pace, 7:00


Miami Beach vs. Braddock, 2:00

American vs. Krop, 2:00

Southwest vs. South Miami, 2:30

North Miami Beach vs. Hialeah, 2:30

Miami Palmetto vs. Columbus, 2:30

Mourning vs. Hialeah (Hialeah), 3:00

Varela vs. Sunset (Sunset), 3:00

Mater Academy vs. TERRA, 3:00

MAST vs. Ferguson, 3:30


Miami Palmetto vs. South Dade (South Dade), 3:00

Coral Reef vs. South Dade (South Dade), 3:00


Columbus vs. Southwest (Tamiami), 4:00

MAST vs. Krop (Krop), 5:00

Coral Gables vs. Belen Jesuit (Home), 5:00

Hialeah Gardens vs. TERRA (TERRA), 7:00


Miramar vs. Mater Lakes (Mater Lakes), 6:30

Homestead vs. Northwestern (NW), 3:30

Ronald Reagan vs. Westland Hialeah (Westland Hialeah), 3:30

North Miami Beach vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (HML), 3:30

Jackson vs. Carol City (CC), 3:30

Miami Central vs. American (PSN), 3:30

Hialeah Gardens vs. Southridge (SR), 4:00

Miami Palmetto vs. St. Brendan (STB), 4:00

Archbishop Curley vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 4:00

TERRA vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 5:00

Miami Springs vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7:00


American vs. Krop (Krop), 2:00

Miami Beach vs. Braddock, 2:00

North Miami Beach vs. Hialeah, 2:30

Southwest vs. South Miami, 2:30

Mater Academy Charter vs. TERRA, 3:00

Varela vs. Sunset (Sunset), 3:00

Mourning vs. HML, 3:00

MAST vs. Ferguson (Ferguson), 3:30


MAST vs. Krop (Krop), 4:00

Hialeah Gardens vs. TERRA (TERRA), 6:00


Cardinal Gibbons vs. LaSalle (LaSalle), 5:00

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