Kanisha Battle has been on a relentless tear for Zion Lutheran this season, and that didn’t stop Tuesday as she scored 30 points en route to a Lions’ 87-39 win against Highlands Christian.
Kanisha’s dominant performance was just enough to outshine her sisters, Brianna and Tyesha, who scored 20 and 18 points, respectively.
The win moves Zion to 8-0, but a tougher opponent, Sagemont, awaits in the second game of a back-to-back.
The Lions and coach Tony Llini don’t plan on changing up their aggressive, fast-paced style against Sagemont.
“We play our same game. We press the whole game,” Llini said. “We are a small team, so we psyche them out with the press.”
It will be up to Sagemont to beat the Lions press and to limit the play of the Battles, who combined for 58 points in the win against Highlands, in order to hand Zion Lutheran its first loss of the season.
“If you beat our press, then you beat us,” Llini said.
Tip-off is slated for 4 p.m.
• Zion Lutheran 87, Highlands Christian 39: ZL (8-0): K. Battle 15-4-30, B.Battle 7-4-20, T. Battle 8-1-18, Briann Litt 7-0-14, Pinto 1-0-2. HC (3-3): Domino 3-0-7, Stevens 2-0-5, Lawson 1-0-2, Treason 2-0-6, Bolton 3-1-7, Caputo 2-0-4. Three-pointers: K. Battle 2, B. Battle 3, T. Battle 1, Domino 1, Stevesns 1, Treason 2. Rebounds: Litt 8. Assists: B. Battle 6. Steals: T. Battle 5.
• Late Monday - Blanche Ely 71, Northeast 63: Ely: Gosier 12, Tejada II 23, Labadi 11, Goodrum 1, Heastie 1, Floyd 23. Rebounds: Gosier 10. Blocks: Gosier 2. Steals: Labadi 3. Assists: Tejada II 6.
American Heritage has the blueprint on how to beat Archbishop McCarthy in girls’ soccer.
For the second time this season, the Patriots defeated the Mavericks, this time 4-2.
Dejah Cajon led the way for the Patriots (14-0) with two goals. Melani Monteagudo and Martha Thomas each added a goal in the win.
For the Mavericks, Yari Bradfield and Taylor Shore each netted goals, but the outcome was already decided.
The two losses for the Mavericks (12-2-1) this year have been to American Heritage.
• American Heritage 4, Archbishop McCarthy 2: For AH: Melani Monteagudo goal, assist. Dejah Cajon 2 goals. Martha Thomas goal. For AMC: Yari Bradfield goal. Taylor Shore goal. Carissa Sanchez assist. Adriana Robles assist. AH 14-0. AMC 12-2-1. Second win against AMC• Pine Crest 3, Ransom Everglades 1: Atumn Clark goal. Jordyn Elliott goal. PC 9-3-2.
• Cardinal Gibbons 5, Calvary Christian 1: Francesca DeNicola 3 goals. Leslie Novakovic goal. Valentina Sierra goal. CG 6-3-2.
• University School 2, Chaminade 0: Jessica Roman goal. Madiya Harriott goal, assist. Julia Grosso assist. Rikki Farquharson shutout.
Victor Hernandez and Matheus Pereira each scored goals as Deerfield Beach defeated Monarch 2-0.
The goals by Hernandez and Pereira backed goalie George Cunha, who earned the shutout.
The Bucks improve to 8-0-1.
• Deerfield Beach 2, Monarch 0: Victor Henriquez goal. Matheus Pereira goal. George Cunha shutout. MON 6-3-1. DB 8-0-1.• Westminster Academy 4, Coral Springs Christian 0: Patrick Sastre 2 goals. Cody Grimm shutout. WA 5-0.
• Cooper City (COCI) 44.0, West Broward (WEBR) 22.0: 182: Connor Curran, COCI, dec. Riely Gentz, WEBR, 9-4. 195: Kerry Curran, COCI, pinned Phillip Jackson, WEBR, 5:50. 220: Julian Yepez, WEBR, pinned Alex Gambach, COCI, 3:00. 285: Tyler Rogers, WEBR, dec. Nick Guzman, COCI, 5-4. 106: Andres Camargo, COCI, forf. . 113: Erik Schmidt, WEBR, dec. Jacob Jordan, COCI, 13-8. 120: Ray Troncoso, COCI, pinned Jonathan Alvarez, WEBR, 5:30. 126: Joshua Fernandez-Rubio, COCI, maj. dec. Mohammad Dayem, WEBR, 14-5. 132: Shawn Green, COCI, dec. David Bencosme, WEBR, 4-3. 138: Samuel Mayes, COCI, pinned Christian Garcia, WEBR,3:00. 145: Joseph Gabbara, WEBR, maj. dec. Christian Pulliam, COCI, 10-0. 152: Samuel Espinosa III, WEBR, pinned Joshua Martinez, COCI, 5:00. 160: Eric Perez, COCI, pinned Danny Collazo, WEBR, 1:30. 170: Marcus DelCastillo, COCI, maj. dec. Hunter Lang, WEBR, 10-0.
St. Brendan vs. Archbishop McCarthy ( McCarthy), 7:30
Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Posnack Day School (Posnack Day School), 4:00
Flanagan vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 4:00
West Broward vs. Krop (Krop), 4:00
North Miami Beach vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 7:00
Flanagan vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 2:00
Krop vs. West Broward (West Broward), 4:00
North Miami Beach vs. Boyd Anderson (Boyd Anderson), 5:00
Somerset Academy vs. Archemedian (Archemedian), 5:00
Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Sagemont (Sagemont), 7:00
Monarch vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 7:00
Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Sagemont (Sagemont), 5:30
Cardinal Gibbons vs. Calvary Christian (Calvary Christian), 4:00
Deerfield Beach vs. Monarch (Monarch), 5:00
American Heritage vs. Lake Wales (Lake Wales), 7:30
Hialeah Gardens vs. West Broward (West Broward), 4:00
Coral Springs Charter vs. Miami High (MHS), 2:30