Coral Springs Charter, Dillard reach Kreul Classic final

12/21/2013 12:00 AM

12/21/2013 12:36 AM

Kajva Kinsey made a game-tying three-pointer with 34 seconds left and Austin Vaughn converted the go-ahead free throw with 15.7 seconds left as upstart Coral Springs Charter staged a dramatic late game rally to defeat Northwood Temple Academy (N.C.) 60-59 in the Kreul Classic Publix Challenge semifinals on Friday.

Alonzo Taylor (19 points) was brilliant down the stretch, knocking down a deep three-pointer with 3:47 left to tie the game at 53 before driving the baseline and kicking the ball out to Kinsey for a wide-open three-point attempt.

“The last play was for me, but I saw Kajva wide open, and he made the big shot,” Taylor said. “A lot of people overlooked us getting into the Kreul, so this is real big win for our program.”

Vaughn tied Taylor with a game-high 19 points as Coral Springs Charter advanced to its first Kreul Championship game at the Coral Springs City gym against Dillard on Saturday at 4. Dillard defeated Prestonwood (Texas) 60-59 in overtime.

It was the defining victory Panthers coach Alex Groothius so desperately needed after a Jekyl-and-Hyde start to the season.

The Panthers upset reigning Class 2A state champion Boca Grandview Prep 81-77 on Dec. 4 for the biggest win in school history only to lose back-to-back games to Community School of Naples (44-35) and District 14-4A rival North Broward Prep (52-47).

Groothius hopes Friday’s stirring comeback victory is a sign the Panthers (7-4) are starting to develop the mental toughness necessary to get out of a wide-open district and make a deep postseason run.

• Coral Springs Charter 60, Northwood Temple Academy 59: CSC (7-4 ): Taylor 19, Vaughn 19, Kinsey 3, Lee 11, Hylton 8. NTA (12-6 ): Traore 14, Hughes 15, Simpson 3, Madison 4, Moore 9, Kane 8, McCoy 6. Half: CSC 28-25. Three-pointers: Taylor 2, Lee 2, Vaughn 1, Kinsey 1. Rebounds: Hylton 8. Steals: Vaughn 4. Assists: Taylor 6.

•  Deerfield Beach 65, Chicago DeLasalle 53: DB (9-1): Grant 10, Carpenter 16, Houston 9, Morgan 2, Harvey 18, Johnson 2, Kelly 8. Three-pointers: Grant 2, Houston 2, Cameron, Lewis.
•  North Broward Prep 53, Coral Springs 52: CS: Altidort 7, Charles 14, Lima 4, Carey 2, Dewar 11, Fils 14. NBP: Harris 15, Lewis 8, Reyes 21, Rifkind 8, Rebic 1. Three-pointers: Altidort, Lewis 2, Rifkind 2.
•  Dillard 60, Texas Prestonwood 59: DIL: Grace 24, Dixon 9, Pendergraph 4, Kennedy 3, Maloney 3, Farrington 6, Wright 8, T. Smith 3.
•  St. Thomas Aquinas 59, Belen Jesuit 43: STA: Maturah 13, Marshall 2, Umude 21, Arocho 3, Bryon 4, Downes 8, Vogelsang 3, Hunter 5. BJ: Cruz 8, Iparraguirre 10, Perez 2, Fernandez 13, Cirera 8, Ordonez 2. Three-pointers: Maturah, Arocho, Downes 2, Fernandez 3.
•  Flanagan 87, Alabama Brewbaker 82: FLA: Norton 2, Mitchell 20, Broaster 3, Germain 2, Ferdinand 21, Jeanty 5, Alcena 2, Blyden 16, K. Watson 10, Schabbel 6. Three-pointers: A. Rogers, Boswell, Satterwhite, S. Rogers 5, Mitchell, Ferdinand 2.
•  Palmer Trinity 41, Hollywood Christian 34: PTS (6-4): Becker 11, Protoundo 11, Mike Vega-Sanz 8, Matt Vega-Sanz 7, Bonet 4. HC (7-5): Jackson 15, Gertner 12, Holmes 5, Monstrous 2. Rebounds: Becker 12. Assists: Becker 2. Steals: Bonet 2.
•  Dade Christian 60, Douglas 54: DC (9-1): Ferguson 14, Morrow 11, Snow 20, White 7, Brown 8. DOU (9-2): Franco 19, Hernandez 10, Schwartz 15, Allison 5, Greenberg 5. Rebounds: Morrow 12. Assists: White 6. Steals: Ferguson 5
•  Spruce Creek 68, Coral Springs Christian 59: CSC (4-5): Outar 4, Prophete 23, Clark 2, Barnos 12, Malokwv 4, Newman 1, Abadi 11, Fitzgerald 4. Three-pointers: Prophete 2, Head 3, Clarke.
•  South Carolina Fairfield 29, Western 28: WES (5-7): Radler 2, Lamour 2, Artaza 9, Lopes 2, Lacoppola 2, Nunez 9, Royes 2. SCF (4-5): Weldon 1, Workman 14, Maple 12, Hopkins 2. Three-pointers: Artaza 3, Nunez 2, Workman 2, Maple 2.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

• North Miami Beach 39, Westland Hialeah 23: NMB: St. Germain 8, Lovius 14, Laborde 2, Hodges 2, Multidor 2, Grant 11. WH: Mclean 7, Payedo 7, Alenso 5, Rolan 1, Oliva 3. Three-pointers: Oliva 1, Mclean 1. Assists: Lovius 1. Steals: Lovius 5, Grant 5. Rebounds: Grant 13. Blocks: Grant 2.

•  Princeton Christian 44, Westwood Christian 41: PRI (4-4): Cobbs 21, Lee 14, Wise 5, Parker 3, Doering 1. WC: Tiger 19, Morales 8, Santos 5, Delille 4, Oscea-Stokes 3, Rodriguez 2. Rebounds: Wise 14, Cobbs 8, Lee 8. Steals: Lee 7, Doering 4, Cobbs 4.
•  Florida Christian 55, North Miami 32: FC: Jimenez 21, Jim 14, Martinez 14. Rebounds: Jim 8. Steals: Jimenez 5. Assists: Jimenez 7.
•  Mater 38, LaSalle 35: MAT (13-2): Acosta 14, Diaz 9, Angulo 7, Dalmau 2, Sandoval 2, Hernandez 2, Abreu 2. LS: Lorenzo 15, Echevarria 10, Monoto 5, Alfaro 2, DelaI 2, Chapotteau 1. Assists: Diaz 4. Rebounds: Acosta 6.

FOOTBALL

Hialeah-Miami Lakes has named Horane Allison its new football coach.

BOYS’ SOCCER

• Westminster 3, Pine Crest 1: Juan Vasquez goal. Jack Marchetto assist.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

• South Miami 2, Sunset 1: Giselle Schreiber 2 goals. Cassandra Rijos assist. Danielle Dominguez assist. SM 9-11.

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