Sunset star just shy of quadruple-double

12/06/2013 12:01 AM

12/06/2013 1:59 AM

Sunset’s Katherine Espinosa fell just three assists shy of a quadruple-double in the Knights 60-44 win over Miami Springs on Thursday.

Espinosa scored 38 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded 10 steals and added seven assists to round out possibly the most complete game you could play.

“She plays way above the level than anyone we compete against,” said coach Juan Diaz. “She’s an exceptional athelete and does everything well.”

Espinosa’s exceptional performance is no fluke, either, the junior is averaging 26.1 points per game this season and averaged 21 points per game last year.

“She has great vision, great hands,” Diaz said. “She’s a natural scorer and our team is getting better because of her.”

What’s the secret behind Espinosa’s superior play? She often matches up against boys during pick-up games at LA Fitness.

“I think she can play on boys’ teams,” Diaz said. “She plays at the gym and gets better by playing against the boys.”

The Knights (2-8) are a year removed from an 0-15 season. Espinosa played 10 games on that team and instead of ditching the Knights, she returned for her junior year.

“Her personality is wonderful, she is very likeable. She showed her teammates and school her loyalty,” Diaz said. “She loves to play, she’s happy to be out there.”

According to Diaz, everything Espinosa puts her mind to she ends up being the best at. That trait is something Diaz hopes will get her more recognition and potentially land her on a college campus.

“I see her as a Division I player,” Diaz said.

• Sunset 60, Miami Springs 44: SUN (2-8): Espinosa 38, Gatewood 10, Murga 6, Rousseau 2, Bennett 2, Perez 2 . Three-pointers: Espinosa 2. Rebounds: Espinosa 13. Assists: Espinosa 7.Steals: Espinosa 10. Blocks: Espinosa 2.

•  Ferguson 71, Coral gables 33: FER (8-1): T. Gonzalez 17, A. Osceola 15, N. DeJesus 8, A. Reyes 7, S. Molina 7, O. Justiniano 5, K. Johnson 5, A. Buitrago 3, K. Lopez 2, I. Reichard 2. CG (3-4): K. Mena 10, J. Landsberg 9, G. Salazar 8, B. Ellison 2, E. Alvarez 2, K. Hippolyte 2. Rebounds: Dejesus 8, Johnson 8, Ellison 12. Assists: Osceola 6, Mendez 5. Steals: Osceola 6, Gonzalez 4, Dejesus 3, Landsberg 2. Three-pointers: T. Gonzalez 5, A. Osceola 3, A. Buitrago 1, O. Justiniano 1, A. Reyes 1, J. Landsberg 1.
•  Lourdes 54, Southwest 21: LOU (6-2): Jordan 42, Vidal 8, Minervino 6, Kunkel 5, Sosa 4, Moralejo 3, De Armas 2, Mosqueira 2, Couto 2, Midolo 2. Three-pointers: Jordan 12 (school record), Vidal 2, Kunkel 1, Sosa 1, Camilo 1. Rebounds: Jordan 9. Assists: Sosa 5. Steals: Minervino 6.
•  Edison 57, Mater Lakes 14: EDI (5-3): Hyppolite 26, Goodman 2, Brown, 3, Destin 2, Raymond 17, Wilcox 2, Cerus 2, Stenor 3. Rebounds: Wilcox 18. Assists: Hyppolite 1, Raymond 1, Wilcox 3. Steals: Hyppotlite 8, Brown 4, Raymond 7, Destin 2, Goodman 2. Three-pointers: Raymond 1, Stenor 1.
•  North Miami Beach 47, Reagan 36: NMB: St. Germain 7, Lafortune 5, Lovius 6, Hodges 12, Multidor 15, Grant 2. REA: Rubio 2, Saiko 5, Montoya 14, Guerrero 13, Vidal 2. Assists: Lafortune 2, St. Germain 2. Steals: Lovius 5. Rebounds: Hodges 11.
•  Palmer Trinity 84, Greater Miami 37: PT (7-1): Gonzalez 2, James 33, Esco 6, Baiamonte 7, Hebb 27, Solar 3, Pino 3, Quintero 4. GM (6-1): Butler 2, Hernandez 6, Ebanks 6, Diaz 16, Aguilar 3. Rebounds: James 10. Assists: Gonzalez 4. Steals: James 5
•  Northwestern 53, MAST 49: NW (7-1): Wilnisha Griner 20, Jan. Davis 11, Williams 10, Huel 6, Miller 4, Mills 2. MA: Angulo 24, Acosta 12, Abreu 6, Hernandez 4, Ealmau 3. Rebounds: Griner 23, Angulo 11. Assists: Acosta 4, Griner 3. Steals: Jan. Davis 6. Three-pointers: Williams 3.
•  Booker T. Washington 53, Mourning 34: BTW (8-1): Miller 10, Leite 11, Bello 20, Durant 6, Fleurisitil 1, Matthew 5. MOU: Viera 4, Mejia 19, Silva 2, Dandridge 4, Edri 5. Steals: Miller 3. Assists: Leite 4. Rebounds: Bello 7.
•  Coral Park 45, Braddock 43: CP: Varela 20, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals. Morales 15, 9 rebounds. Rivera 3, Torres 3, Perez 4. BRA: Miranda 23, Fernandez 8, Bermudez 4, Gianella 1, Flores 7.
•  LaSalle 38, Sheridan Hills 35: LS (7-4): Moye 10, Xiques 4, Alfaro 2, Lorenzo 4, Montoto 10, De La Madriz 10, Cruz 5. Three-pointers: Montoto 2, De La Madriz 1, Cruz 1, Sheridan Hills 3. Rebounds: Moye 10. Assists: Cruz 8. Steals: Xiques 4. Blocks: Moye 3.
•  Hebrew Academy 33, Riveria 14: HA: Weiss 9, Dobin 10, Matis 8, Suster 2, Chami 4. Assists: Weiss 4. Steals: Weiss 5. Rebounds: Dobin 12.
•  Miami Beach 64, Hialeah 25: Samantha Morgan 20, 12 rebounds, 8 steals.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

• Coral Reef 49, Varela 32: CR: Ruiz 2, Bargamento 14, Cannady 19, Stevens 2, Julsmisses 5, Edwards 2, Mccary 4, Iser 4, Holcombe 2. VAR: Duran 3, Medina 10, Lafortune 7, Baez 2, Gallego 2, Torres 2, Brown 3, Martinez 3. Assists: Cannady 4. Steals: Cannady 6. Rebounds: Cannady 7, Mccary 7.

•  Pace 84, Ransom 61: MP (7-2): Duarte 14, Fisher 14, Del Castillo 12, Alvarez 12, Jean 8, Paula 7, Briel 6, Ferguson 5, Wilson 4, Irv 2, Sainvil 2, Ogugua 1. Rebounds: Ferguson 10. Assists: Fisher 6.
•  Southridge 65, Palmetto 63 (OT): SR (6-1): Johnny Garcia 10, Marzan 3, Giles 2, Tisdale 8, Collier 18, Charles 7, Molano 2, Bartley13, McNair 2. PAL: Bermudaz 5, Li 4, Wasser 4, Stewart 24, Pubchara 13, Duran 3, Ehlies 10. Three-pointers: Marzan 1, Stewart 5, Duran 1. Rebounds: Collier 10. Blocks: Collier 3. Steals: Garcia 6. Assists: Garcia 3.
•  Mater 65, Doral 40: MAT: J. Fernandez 7, Montilla 5, Adderley 4, Diaz 4, Frye 15, Mejia 9, Osorio 6, Reese 3, Kurnick 9, Frias 3: DOR: J. Fernandez 6, Pierre 7, A. Fernandez 10, Steel 12, Sullivan 5. Rebounds: Frye 4: Assist: Frias 5: Steals: Frias 3: Blocks: Nunez 2.
•  Dade Christian 57, SLAM 35: DC (4-0): Ferguson 3, Montarroyos 2, Morrow 8, Snow 21, Williams 4, White 9, Brown 10. Rebounds: Vallejo 6. Assists: White 7.
•  Somerset 43, Archimedean 38: ARCH (4-3): Margetis 12, 16 rebs, 2 steals, 6 blocks. Ruocco 10, 6 rebs, 3 assists, steal, 2 blocks. Rodriguez 7, 4 rebs, 5 steals. Osorio 9, 9 rebs, steal. Amador 2 rebs, assist, 2 steals. Sosa 2 assists, steal.
•  Hebrew Academy 57, Riviera 13: HA (4-3): Morris Esformes 21, Masin 10, Meyerson 9, Diveroli 7, Portnoy 7.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• MAST 8, Pace 0: Matty Gilbert 3 goals, assist. Gabby Muino 2 goals, assist. Sheridan Plummer goal, 3 assists. Joanna Gomez goal, 2 assists. Maria S. Garcia goal. MA 11-0-2.

•  Miami Country Day 8, Braddock 0: Gina Macropolis 4 goals. Ava Hansen goal. Laureen Jean Jacques goal. Danielle geathers goal. Yakira mattison goal. Guilia Bronzi 6th shutout. MCD 9-3-2.
•  Palmer Trinity 9, Riviera 1: Sofia Rivas 3 goals. Alexa Copeland goal, 2 assists. Hailey Malueg goal, assist. Hana Borhani goal, assist. Victoria Rosales goal, assist. Anabel Danon goal. Bianca Brummer goal. Mikela Garcia assist. Tianna Schiappa-Pietra assist. PTS 9-1-3.
•  Archimedean 2, Island Christian 1: Adrianna Hernandez goal. Nikki Sismanidis goal. Nina Victoria Torres assist. Diana Revilla assist. ARC 7-4.
•  Hillel 3, SLAM 1: Alex Mendal 2 goals. Ali Wolf goal. Michelle Jafif assist. Sandra Deld assist. HIL 4-5.

BOYS’ SOCCER

• Ferguson 5, Palmetto 3: Robert Ore 2 goals. Carlos Sanchez goal. Jose Cardona goal. FER 5-4-1.

•  Westland Hialeah 1, HML 0: Adrian Perez goal. Gabriel Rezende Da Silva assist. Kevin Gonzalez shutout.
•  Sunset 2, Southridge 0: Johnny Diaz goal. Eddy Pinero goal. Fernando Hernandez 2 assists. David Villegas 4th shutout. SUN 5-1-2.
•  MAST 5, Pace 3: Alfredo Rodas goal. Ayis Papageorgiou goal. Oryan Lechter goal.
•  Hillel 3, Miami Country Day 0: Elan Stiberman 2 goals. Julian Ribak goal. HIL 8-1.

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Champagnat vs. Victory Christian (Citrus Bowl), 1:00

Palm Beach Gardens vs. South Dade (Harris), 7:30

Daytona Mainland vs. Miami Central (Traz), 7:30

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