Late in the third quarter, the host Northeast girls’ basketball team started a 24-4 run to end the game and Norland’s season Saturday night, winning the Region 4-6A final 65-48.
Northeast (19-7) will make its first trip to state since 1983. The Vikings (18-10) will miss state for the first time in four years.
Northeast went on a 14-0 run in the second quarter thanks to constant pressure that created fast breaks. In the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes outscored Norland 17-4.
“We got a long way to go,” Northeast center Ashley Saintigene said. “We just need to focus, be ready and we can take state.”
Never miss a local story.
Northeast will face Orlando-Edgewater in a state semifinal Friday at The Lakeland Center.
Ashley Saintigene led Northeast with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Ta’Kyla Austin had a game-high 20 points. Tyana Williams finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds for Norland. Teammate Edreanna Jackson had 15 points on five three-pointers.
NE: Austin 20, Lee 14, Santigene 15, Hudson 3, Delinois 6, Taylor 7. NOR: T. Williams 18, B. Williams 11, Clarke 2, Bostick 2, Jackson 15. Half: NE 31-27. 3-pointers: Jackson 5, Taylor, Delinois. Rebounds: Santigene 16. Assists: Bostick 8. Steals: Austin 6, Lee 6. Blocks: Santigene 5.
▪ Region 4-2A final — Boca Raton-Grandview Prep 51, Miami Christian 49.
Dr. Krop announced the hiring of Mike Farley, a longtime defensive coordinator in Florida, as its new head coach.
Farley, a West Virginia native, was a linebacker at Marshall University in 1995 and a member of the Herd’s national runner-up team in what was then Division I-AA that season.
Before moving to Florida, Farley coached on the college level at West Virginia Tech and high school level at Gauley Bridge High, which he helped to its first winning season and back-to-back playoff appearances in the previous 20 years.
In Florida, Farley has coached at Port St. Lucie Centennial, Fort Pierce Central, Treasure Coast and most recently at Lehigh in Fort Myers.
Farley was also named the St. Lucie County Alternative Education Teacher of the Year in 2014. Farley replaces David Hudson, who stepped down after the end of the season. Farley will try to turn around a program that has not made the playoffs since 2012.
Andre C. Fernandez
The Goleman High School wrestling team won its 20th match of the season by going 3-1 at the Inner City Battle Brawl Duals on Saturday at Central.
Entering the team tournament at 17-4, the Gators defeated Miami Central 54-18, Miami Norland 35-30 and Booker T. Washington 52-24. Jesus Perez at 160 pounds, Enrique Kelly at 182, Ivan Martinez at 195 and Anthony Bello at heavyweight helped lead the way.
Jackson went 4-0 to win the tournament, which ended the regular season.
Goleman 54, Central 18: 113 Noah Sinko by forf.; 120 Anthony Perdomo by forf.; 152 Richard Norat by forf.; 160 Jesus Perez by forf.; 170 Kevin Morales pin at 1:53 over Jermol Bennet; 182 Enrique Kelly by forf.; 195 Ivan Martinez by forf.; Hwt Anthony Bello by forf. Goleman 18-4.
Goleman 35, Norland 30: 113 Noah Sinko by forf.; 120 Anthony Perdomo by forf.; 132 Anthony Romero by forf.; 160 Jesus Perez 8-6 over Cednet Jean; 182 Enrique Kelly 10-3 over Alex Townsed; 195 Ivan Martinez pin at 5:34 over Denzel Addizon; Hwt Anthony Bello pin at 1:51 over Reoshard Donald. Goleman 19-4.
Jackson 42, Goleman 27: 120 Anthony Perdomo pin at 0:35 over Donald Motero; 182 Enrique Kelly 5-3 over Travis Williams; 195 Ivan Martinez pin at 1:27 over Lazaro Betancourt. Goleman 19-5.
Goleman 52, Booker T. Washington 24: 113 Noah Sinko by forf.; 120 Anthony Perdomo by forf.; 132 Anthony Perdomo pin at 1:10 over Claudest Sherman; 152 Richard Norat by forf.; 160 Jesus Perez pin at 2:44 over Heriberto Rosario; 182 Enrique Kelly pin at 5:22 over Jahlil Rankin; 195 Ivan Martinez pin at 1:49 over Wilson Remy; Hwt Anthony Bello 10-2 over Hector Fonseca. Goleman 20-5.
▪ Adidas Tournament: Hialeah Gardens 6, Coral Park 3: Allan Berrios 2 for 3, 2R, SB; Nathan Llanes 2 for 3, 3B, 2RBI, R; Mike Ramirez 2 for 2, R, BB; WP Joel Gonzalez; LP Agusti. HG 3-0.
▪ Battle Down South Tournament: South Dade 8, Braddock 0: Willy Escala 2 for 2, RBI, 2SB; Alex Manoah 2-2, 2RBI; WP Alek Manoah (1-0); LP Alejandro Perez. SD 3-0, Brad 1-2.
▪ University School 7, Coral Shores 2: Johnny Miller 1H, 2BB, 2R; WP Buddy Hayward (1-1) 5 IP, 0ER, 6K; LP Curry. Univ. 3-1.
▪ Somerset 3, Terra 0: Juan Teixeira 2 for 2, 3SB; Kenny Moreno-Costa 1 for 3,1RBI; WP Mark Bejar (1-0) CG, 3H, 6K; LP Andres Perez.
▪ Friday: Adidas Tournament: Hialeah Gardens 5, Coral Gables 0: Allan Berrios 3B, RBI, R, BB, SB; Nathan Llanes 3 for 4, 2B, 3B, R, BB; Lazaro Morales HR, RBI, R, BB; WP Marcos Ruiz 3 IP, 5K; LP Willis. HG 2-0.
▪ Friday: PAL Tournament at Flamingo Park: Miami Sunset 8, Miami Beach 2: Erick Orbeta 3 for 3, 3R; Kenneth Centeno, Mike Rodriguez, Luis Diaz 2 hits each; WP Marcos Villar.
▪ Friday: Florida Christian 3, Somerset Academy 0: Robert Fabelo, Brandon Chinea, Christian Coipel, Willy Hernandez, Adrien Roa, Cameron Irvine one hit each; WP Danny Vazquez 4 IP, 3K; Save Kevin Sabatier 3 IP, 3K. FC 2-0.
▪ Friday: Miami Country Day 6, Palmer Trinity 5: Griffin Sennett 2 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI, winning hit; Jesse Grosman 2 for 3, 2R, winning run; Jordan Sale 2 for 3. WP Connor Goodman (1-0); LP Dillan Jones. MCD 1-2.
▪ Friday: St. Brendan 14, Miami Springs 1: Abraham Sequera 3 for 4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Brandon Denis 2 for 3, 2R; Nick Bermudez 2 for 4, HR, 2R, 3RBI; Ryan Hernandez 2 for 4, HR, R, 2RBI. WP Carlos Marrero 4 IP, 1H, 1R, 2BB 7K.
▪ Friday: Palmetto 13, Key West 3: Amanda Guglietta 3 for 3, 2B, 3R, 4RBI; Hahhan Burge 2 for 3, 3R; Brittany Phillips 2 for 3, 2B, R, 2RBI; WP Daijaa Williams (2-0); LP Kendell Snow. Palm 5-0.
▪ North Broward Prep 7, Lake Mary 0: Gomez d. Hankas 8-1; Shen d. Panzo 8-1; Jultak d. Zhou 8-2; Stadelhoffen d. Lopez 8-3; Miguel d. Nikolic 8-4. Doubles: Gomez/Shen d. Hankes/Zhou 8-2; Miquel/Jultak d. Panzo/Nikolic 8-2.
▪ North Broward Prep 7, Lake Mary 0: Babb d. Peele 8-2; Dubova d. Cashman 8-0; Bakratze d. Veleshan 8-0; Neira d. Nikolic 8-0; Patregnani d. Clemans 8-2. Doubles: Babb/Dubova d. Peele/Cashman 8-3; Bakratze/Neira d. Valeshan/Nikolic 8-3.
▪ St. Brendan d. Palmetto Ridge 11-6: Carlos Clavijo 5 goals, 2 assists; Alex Gonzalez 19 saves.
▪ Belen Jesuit 10, Tampa Jesuit 4: G. Garcia 3 goals; D. Prussing 3 goals, 3 assists; D. Dager 2 goals, 2 assists; R. Fernandez 1 goal, 3 assists; P. Arean 1 goal, 1 assist; M. Salas 10 saves.
▪ St. Thomas Aquinas d. Naples 19-8: Carley Adams 6 goals; Ali Beekhuizen 4 goals, 1 assist; Madison Cunningham 10 saves. STA 2-0.