Prince Ali, Drake Lamont earn All-State basketball honors


Last Week’s Best Performances


Krystal Sparling and Diamond Spaulding were the common legs as the St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ track team won the 400 meter relay in a nation-leading 45.53, re-broke its own national 800-meter relay record in 1:33.43, and the 1,600-meter relay in a meet record 3:40.10 at the Florida Relays.


Ryan Khan and David Omsky, University, boys’ tennis: Khan and Omsky won singles titles and then teamed up to win at No. 1 doubles to lead the Suns over American Heritage 4-3 for the District 15-2A title.

Kayla Scaperrotta, Coral Springs Charter, softball: Scaperrotta went 2 for 2 with a grand slam and four RBI to lead the Jaguars over Mater Lakes 6-1.

Meghan King, St. Thomas Aquinas, softball: King was named Kissimmee Klassic Blue bracket defensive player of the Tournament after allowing one run and striking out 33 in four complete games as the Raiders fell 1-0 to Lake City Columbia in the championship game.

Javon Patterson, Boyd Anderson, boys’ track: Patterson won the 800 in a personal-best 1:52.04 (U.S. No. 2) at the Florida Relays.

Marcela Gallardo and Victoria Hill, Pines Charter, girls’ water polo: Gallardo and Hill each had five goals to lead the Jaguars (9-4) over Northeast 15-3.

Preston Vegotsky, Coral Glades, baseball: Vegotsky went 2 for 4 with two RBI to lead the Jaguars over Douglas 6-5.

Kaely Malik, Pine Crest, girls’ tennis: Malik won at No. 1 singles and then teamed up with Stephanie Taylor at No. 1 doubles to lead the Panthers to the District 15-2A title.

Evan Klugerman, University School, baseball: Klugerman went 2 for 3 with two RBI to lead the Suns (12-9) over Monarch 4-0.

Jordan Spicer and Jawuan Harris, St. Thomas Aquinas, baseball: Spicer allowed one hit and struck out seven in seven innings and Harris drove in the winning run as the Raiders (13-5) upset Nova (17-2) 1-0, clinching the top seed in District 15-7A.

Alex Toral, Archbishop McCarthy, baseball: Toral hit a home run and had four RBI to lead the Mavericks over Miami Pace 9-2.

Narinah Jean-Baptiste, Christina Kalis, Alon Lewis and Alexa Cruz, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls track: The quartet helped the Raiders’ distance medley relay team clock a meet-record 12:05.90 (U.S. No. 8) at the Florida Relays.

Noelle McGuire, Pompano Beach, softball: McGuire went 4 for 6 with two runs and a stolen base to lead the Tornadoes over McArthur 6-5.

Andrew James, Westminster Academy, boys’ track: James won the 400 (48.25) meters and finished third in the 200 at the U.S. Youth Olympic Selection Trials.

Kelsey Gomulka, Cypress Bay, Girls’ lacrosse: Gomulka had five goals to lead the Lightning (7-2) over Cooper City 9-8.

Julia Montgomery, Pine Crest, girls’ track: Montgomery won the 3,200 meters in 10:44.06, (Florida No. 2) and led the Panthers’ distance medley to second place at the Florida Relays.

Taylor Szozda, Coral Springs Christian, softball: Szozda went 2 for 4 with a home run to lead the Crusaders over Highlands Christian 4-3.

Enzo Clemente, Cypress Bay, baseball: Clemente went 1 for 2 with a home run and two runs to lead the Lightning over McArthur 9-5.

Naomi Sanders, Westminster Academy, girls’ water polo: Sanders had four goals to lead the Lions (13-3) over Spanish River 12-6.


Hours before Connecticut and Kentucky tipped off in the NCAA championship game on Monday, Sagemont 6-4 star guard and UConn commit Prince Ali predicted Huskies’ senior Shabazz Napier would be a problem for the Wildcats.

Napier proved Ali — an ESPN four star prospect — prophetic, scoring a game-high 22 points to lead Ali’s future team over Kentucky 60-54.

Ali's first right call on the Huskies, however, came on Nov. 25, 2013 with an oral commitment at a time UConn hardly looked like national championship material and still had questions over which direction the program was headed.

Yet despite UConn coming off a ban from the 2012-13 Tournament and the debate over Kevin Ollie as the right successor to three-time national championship coach Jim Calhoun, Ali gave the Huskies a vote of confidence.

Ali had his own Napier-like moments this season in leading Sagemont (33-0) to the first undefeated season in Broward basketball history and earning selection to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops Class 3A All-State first team.

Ali, who averaged a team-high 18 points, won Final Four MVP after leading the Lions to an upset of then No. 1 Jacksonville Providence in the state semifinal, then poured in a game-high 20 points in a victory over Tampa Prep in the 3A state title game.

On Tuesday, American Heritage 6-10 center Drake Lamont, the Class 5A Player of the Year, was named to the Class 5A All-State first team. Justin Massey was named to the second team.

Coral Springs Charter senior point guard Alonzo Taylor (18 points per game, five assists per game) earned a spot on the Class 4A second team after leading the Panthers (18-11) to its first State semifinal appearance.


Camilo Escobar won No. 1 singles as he defeated Hunter Robbins (6-1, 6-1) to lead Sagemont in its Region 4-1A victory over American Heritage Delray.

Andrew Quiros won at No. 2 (6-1, 6-4). Austin DeBruyne defeated Neal Sharma for No. 3 (6-4, 6-2). Asdrubal Marcano won No. 4 (6-1, 6-0).

• Region 4-1A Regional semifinal: Sagemont 4, American Heritage Delray 0: Camilo Escobar (SAGE) d. Hunter Robbins 6-1, 6-1. Andrew Quiros (SAGE) d. Miles Rich (AHD) 6-1, 6-4. Austin DeBruyne (SAGE) d. Neal Sharma (AHD) 6-4, 6-2. Asdrubal Marcano (SAGE) d. Ryan McAdoo (AHD) 6-1, 6-0.

• Region 7 Semifinal— Krop 5, Western 0: Alex Rothnan 6-2, 6-2. Ariel Hollender 6-2,6-0. Fabrice Bissainthe 6-4,6-1. David Miculiyzki 6-3,6-0. Leeland Bien 6-0,6-0. KR 16-2.


St. Andrews shutdown Sagemont 4-0 to win the Class 1A regional semifinal.

Caroline Hsu defeated Genesis Palmero 6-4, 6-2 to win No. 1. Macie Tendrich won No. 2. Rachel McKay won 7-5, 7-5 for No. 3. and Anastasia Karpacheva won No. 4 (6-0,6-0).

• Class 1A Semifinal: St. Andrews 4, Sagemont 0: Caroline Hsu (STA) d. Genesis Palmero (SAGE) 6-4, 6-2. Macie Tendrich (STA) d. Isabella Lowrey (SAGE) 6-3, 4-6, 10-2. Rachel McKay (STA) d. Jamilah Snells (SAGE) 7-5, 7-5. Anastasia Karpacheva (STA) d. Kelly Hewitt (SAGE) 6-0, 6-0.

• Region 8-2A Semifinals—Gulliver Prep 4, University School 0: Olivia Thaler (GP) d. Danielle Obolevitch (US) 6-2,6-1. Leah Bush (US) DNF Julieta Dalmau (GP) 1-6,7-6(4). Alyssa Pujals (GP) d. Natalie Benayoun (US) 6-2,6-3. Lindy Lyons (GP) d. Kaylee Witschen (US) 6-0,6-1. Estefania Navarro (GP) d. Amelia Meles (US) 6-0,6-0.

• Pine Crest 4, Coral Shores 0: Singles: Ines de Bracamonte vs. Erica Williams, rained out. Kaely Malik (PC) d. Ellie Leopold (CS) 6-0,6-2. Katarina Stevanovich (PC) d. Juliana Penne (CS) 6-0, 6-1. Amanda Rabin (PC) d. Rachel Walters (CS) 6-0, 6-1. Danielle Shecter (PC) d. Maria Lozada (CS) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles rained out.

• Region 7 Semifinal—Krop 5, South Broward 0: Naiya Oden 6-0,6-0. Danna Gandelman 6-0,6-0. Sophia Sultan 6-0,6-0. Naomi Maehama 6-4,6-0. Julie Shillington 6-0,6-0. KR 17-1.


•  Flanagan 6, West Broward 0:

FLA 0 0 1 1 4 0 X — 6 6 1

WB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 6 2

WP: C. Rodriguez 4.2 IP, 3 H. LP: T. Foreman. Top Performers: R. Dodge 2-2, 2 RBI, run. O. Rodriguez 3-2. L. Barranco RBI. E. Rivera 2-1.

• Ransom Everglades 14, Pine Crest 11:

PC 0 0 0 0 4 4 3 — 11 11 6

RE 4 0 7 2 0 1 X — 14 14 3

WP: Gaby Jadotte (8-5). LP: T. Estape (2-5). Top Performers: Gaby Jadotte CG, 4-4, 3 R, 2 RBI. Dani Lozano 4-5, 2 RBI. Liza Kanter 2-3, R, 3 RBI. RE 8-5.

•  Late Monday— St. Thomas 2, Hollywood Hills 1:

HH 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1 2 1

STA 0 0 0 0 1 1 X — 2 5 0

WP: Hunter Schofield 1 IP, R, H. LP: Jordan Maldonado 6IP, 5H, 2R, 1ER, 5Ks. Top Performers: HH: Danny Pena 1-2, 2 SB. STA: Eddie Angelbello 1-2, R, DBL. Jawuan Harris 1-2 , RBI, TPL. STA 15-5. HH 6-12.


• Mater Lakes 16, Coral Shores 3:

CS 0 1 0 1 1 — 3 6 2

ML 4 6 5 1 X — 16 10 1

WP: Samantha Herranz (2-2). LP: Paquette. Top Performers: Natasha Dominguez 3-3, 4 RBI. Melissa Luis 2 hits, 3 RBI. Mariah Hernandez 2 hits, RBI. ML 14-8.


• South Broward d. McArthur (25-23, 25-20,25-10): Steven Garay 14 kills, 15 digs, 14 points. Adam Roberti 27 assists, 12 points, 2 kills. Nico Manheim 19 points, 6 aces. SB 11-6.

• Pine Crest d. Chaminade Madonna (18-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10): CM 5-5: Max Kylcek 13 kills, 9 digs, 8 points, 2 blocks. Mark LeBeau 38 assists, 8 points, 2 aces, 2 kills. Ryan Tetoff 10 kills, 7 blocks.

• Cardinal Gibbons d. Piper (25-14, 25-15, 25-13): Corry Short 21 kills, 4 digs, 12 points, 4 blocks. Jake Leventhal 28 assists, kill, 3 digs, 3 aces, 5 points, block.


• St. Thomas 8, Park Vista 6: Carli Adams 2 goals. Marianne Skubal 2 goals. Jenna Tolzmann 2 goals. STA 11-3

•  West Broward 10, University School 9: WB (6-6): Juliette Cusano 4 goals, 8 draw controls. Kristi Ten 2 goals. Defense: Brianna Miller, Nicole Chandler, Katrina Ragbeer.

Late Monday—South Plantation 14, Cypress Bay 10: Emma Rose 7 goals, 2 assists. Emily Morrison goal. Sashiba Fuenas goal, 2 assists. SP 8-6.


• University School 17, Golden Gate 3: US (11-3): Blaine Preston 8 goals, 4 assists. Brice 2 goals, 3 assists, 12-17 face off. Daniel Harris shut out in goal.


Westminster Academy 19, Cooper City 7: WA (14-5): Koral La Stella 6 goals. Naomi Sanders 4 goals. CC: Ronti Ben Joseph had 3 goals for CC.


• Cooper City 14, Westminster Academy 9: CC (9-4): Danny Rafael 4 goals. Frank DeFalco 8 blocks. Patrick Ellis 3 goals. WA (8-10): Jason Woodburn 7 goals.



BCAA Big 8 semifinals at Silver Lakes Park South: 6:30

Coral Springs Christian vs. Pace, 7:00

Hallandale vs. Blanche Ely (Home), 4:00


Cooper City vs. South Plantation (Pop Travers Park), 6:30

Cypress Bay vs. Piper (Sunrise Athletic Complex ), 6:30

Pompano Beach vs. Dillard (Dillard), 6:30

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Silver Lakes Park), 7:00



District 15-2A at Calvary Christian: 1

District 15-1A at Westminster Academy: 2


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