High School Sports

Dillard, Ely and Miami Country Day head to national hoops tournament in New York

Dillard coach Marcia Pinder gives instructions to her team during a timeout against Jacksonville Paxon during the girls’ 5A basketball championship at The Lakeland Center on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.
Dillard coach Marcia Pinder gives instructions to her team during a timeout against Jacksonville Paxon during the girls’ 5A basketball championship at The Lakeland Center on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. For the Herald

They’ve already hoisted state championship trophies this year.

Now, Marcia Pinder (Dillard), Melvin Randall (Blanche Ely) and Ochiel Swaby (Miami Country Day) try to add their names to the short list of national championship coaches at the Dick’s Sporting Goods High School National Tournament held in New York.

Randall was named the USA Today national boys’ basketball Coach of the Year after Ely went unbeaten (28-0) and won the Class 7A state title. Ely is ranked No. 4 by USA Today after becoming Broward County’s first unbeaten boys public school program.

The Tigers will try to keep their record spotless against No. 8 Findlay, Nevada, Prep in Thursday’s quarterfinals.

Victories by Miami Country Day (3A) and Dillard (5A) in the semifinals on Friday would set up an All-Florida girls’ championship game on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Both state champions met in the Team MVP Sports Dr. MLK Basketball Showcase in mid-January which Dillard won in a 66-62 thriller.

Pinder, who has brought Dillard nine state titles, said this year’s team is better equipped to compete at Nationals after the layoff hurt them in previous seasons.

Dillard (30-1, ranked third in the USA Today Super 25) is led by 5-11 junior Jacaira Allen — Florida’s Class 5A Miss Basketball whose ability to play four positions makes her a matchup nightmare for opponents.

“This will be our third trip, so it’s time,” said Pinder, voted the Florida girls’ Coach of the Year again this season.

“You are talking about playing in New York that is a mouthful in itself. Playing against national talent, we are very excited. Our assistant coaches are very excited. I don’t think our best best game has come out yet.”

Country Day (30-2, No. 7) is led by sophomore Channise Lewis.

Miami All-American

Miami High senior standout Beatrice Mompremier realized her dream of playing in the McDonald’s All-American Game at the United Center in Chicago on Wednesday night.

The 6-4 Mompremier — who is headed to Baylor — helped the East defeat the West 89-87.

Mompremier became the third player from Miami-Dade County to play in the prestegious game, joining Sylvia Fowles (2004) from Gulliver and Edison as well as Pace’s Chelsey Lee (2008). Three Broward players — Dillard’s Erica Brown (2005), Parkway’s Erica Wheeler (2009) and Ely’s Alicia DeVaughn (2010) — have also played in the game.

FOOTBALL

The Miami Dolphins will host a free football coaches clinic next week (Monday through Thursday) at Nova Southeastern University.

The clinic will include instruction from Miami Dolphins and college coaches.

The training will include classroom and on-field training for all defensive and offensive positions including special teams. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. each day and the events begin at 6:30.

BASEBALL

▪ Columbus 5, Belen 1 (8): Danny Casals hit a solo homer with one out in the top of the eighth to lead the visiting Explorers (16-5) over rival Belen. Columbus took its first lead in the top of the sixth when Casals walked and scored on double by Jackie Urbaez.

Not to be outdone, Belen tied it in the bottom of the inning when pinch-hitter Jose Chegwin singled then scored on a double from Christian del Castillo.

Columbus starter Matt Marini (7-0) pitched all eight innings and struck out the side in the bottom of the eighth. Marini, a UC-Irvine commit, struck out 15 Wolverines in the victory.

Col: 000-001-04 -- -- 5-10-1

Bel: 000-001-00 -- -- 1-3-3

WP: Matt Marini (7-1). Col 16-5, Bel 11-8

▪ Hialeah 8, Hialeah Gardens 5

Hia: 400-300-1 -- -- 8-9-3

Hg: 020-021-0 -- -- 5-4-5

WP: Erislandy Rivas (3-4). Carlos Garrido 3-4, 2B, SB, 2 RBI; Carlos Reyes 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Alex Bello SB, RS, 2 RBI. Hia 8-11-1.

▪ South Dade 1, Coral Reef 0

CR: 000-000-0 -- -- 0-3-1

SD: 010-000-x -- -- 1-6-0

WP - Salvi Finocchiaro (5-0); Sv: Giovanni Fernandez (3). Finocchiaro 6.2 IP, 8 K, 1 BB, 3 H; Arturo Paula HR; Christian Ibanez 1-2; Willie Escala 1-2. SD 14-4.

▪ Coral Gables 5, South Miami 1

CG: 002-200-1 -- -- 5-7-1

SM: 100-000-0 -- -- 1-5-2

WP: Andrew Cabezas (5-3). Cabezas 5 IP, 7 K, 0 ER; Rolando Rodriguez HR, 2 RBI; Franky Montesiano 2-3. CG 14-5.

▪ Southwest 8, Coral Park 0

CP: 000-000-0 -- -- 0-2-3

SW: 140-300-x -- -- 8-10-0

WP: Andres Fletes. Robert Campo 3-3, 2 RS; Alec Delgado RBI; Fletes 6 IP, 6 K. SW 7-12, CP 6-13.

▪ Miami High 3, Miami Beach 1

MB: 001-000-0 -- -- 1-3-1

MHS: 012-000-x -- -- 3-11-3

WP: Christopher Rodriguez (2-2). Christian Torres: 3-3, RBI; Victor Herrera: 2-2, RS; Edgard Aparicio 2-3, 2B, RBI. MHS 12-6.

SOFTBALL

▪ Coral Reef 15, South Dade 1

CR: 248-10 -- -- 15-14-1

SD: 100-00 -- -- 1-2-2

WP: Michelle Mesa (13-3). Kylan Becker 4-4, (2) 2B, (2) 3B, 4 RBI; Cassandra Garcia 3-4, 3B, 3 RBI; Carolina Colli 2-2, 2 RS; Michelle Ryan 2-3, 2 RS. CR 15-4.

▪ Monarch 10, Plantation 0

Pl: 000-00 -- -- 0-1-0

Mon: 404-02 -- -- 10-12-1

WP: Brooke Hale (3-0). Nikki Morales 2 BH. Mon 19-2.

▪ Ransom Everglades 14, Pine Crest 3

PC: 020-10 -- -- 3-7-2

RE: (10)31-0x -- -- 14-14-1

T.McBrayer 3-4, 3 RBI; G. Jadotte 2-3, 3 RBI.

▪ Doral 16, Mater 1

Mat: 010 -- -- 1-1-2

Dor: (10)6x -- -- 16-13-0

WP: Kayla Rodriguez. Kaitlyn Perez 3-3, 3 RS, 3 RBI; Gabriela Rumie 2 RS, 2 RBI; Gabriella Ruiz 2 RS, 2 RBI. Dor 17-5.

▪ Mater Lakes 11, Somerset 6

ML: 010-090-1 -- -- 11-7-4

Som: 000-312-2 -- -- 6-11-7

WP: Brittni Montezano (2-0). Montezano 2 RBI; M.Arauz 2B, 3 RS; F.Valdez RBI; E.Castroman 2 RS, 2 RBI. ML 6-5.

▪ TERRA 15, Jackson 0

Jax: 000 -- -- 0-0-2

T: 555 -- -- 15-8-0

WP: Tayler Sanchez (12-0). Amanda Portal 3 RS, 2 SB; Victoria Conway 3 RS; Michelle Arellano 2 RS. T 18-3.

▪ Miami Springs 15, Norland 0: Emily Santos (12-2) 0 H, 10 K, 3-3, 3 RS; Tiffany Turman 2-2, 2 RS; Yoselyn Escoto HR, 2 RBI.

▪ Miami Country Day 18-18, Greater Miami 5-2: Taylor Sennett 6 RS; Jackie Lash 5 RBI, 6 RS. MCS 10-3.

▪ Hialeah Gardens 13, Ferguson 12: Amanda Hernandez 3B; Alexa Lavernia 3B; Emily Torres 4-5, 3 2B.

Boys’ district tennis

▪ 16-2A -- Team standings: 1. Gulliver 19; 2. Somerset 15; 3. Jackson 8; 4. Coral Shores 3; 5. LaSalle 2; 5. Key West 2. Singles -- 1: Brandon Shanklin (Som) d. Andre Libnic (Gul) 6-4, 6-0; 2: Laurentiu Schinteie (Gul) d. Kiwane Norman (Jax) 6-2, 6-2; 3: Maxim Krapivin (Gul) d. Andres Astudillo (Som) 6-1, 6-2; 4: Andreas Golindano (Som) d. Nico Ramirez (Gul) 6-1, 6-4; 5: Ryan Hellinger (Gul) d. Daniel Astudillo (Som) 6-2, 6-1. Doubles -- 1: Libnic/Krapivin (Gul) d. Astudillo/Shanklin (Som) 6-2, 6-4; 2: Schinteie/Hellinger (Gul) d. Astudillo/Golindano (Som) 6-3, 7-6 (5).

▪ 16-4A -- Team standings: 1. Dr. Krop 21; 2. Reagan 10; 3. Everglades 7. Singles -- 1: Arman McLean (DrK); 2: Ariel Hollender (DrK); 3: Fabrice Bissainthe (DrK); 4: Nadav Marianowsky (DrK); 5: Leeland Bein (DrK). Doubles -- 1: McLean/Hollender; 2: Bisssinthe/Marianowsky.

GIRLS’ DISTRICT TENNIS

▪ 12-4A --Team standings: 1. St. Thomas Aquinas 14; 2. Coral Springs 13; 3. Monarch 5; 4. South Plantation 3; 4. Taravella 3; 6. Coral Glades 2; 7. Plantation 1. Singles -- 1: Samantha Fine (CS) d. Paula Gonzalez (STA) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. 2: Roxanne Fine (CS) d. Taylor Rose (STA) 6-1, 6-0; 3: Amanda Johnson (STA) d. Andrea Ubidia (CS) 6-0, 6-3; 4: Gabriela Gonzalez (STA) d. Katie Ledesma (CS) 6-0, 6-1; 5: Alejandra Coronel (STA) d. Makenzie Brown (CS) 6-3, 6-0. Doubles -- 1: S.Fine/R.Fine (CS) d. Paula Gonzalez/Rose (STA) 6-3, 6-1; 2: Johnson/Coronel (STA) d. Ubidia/Brown (CS) 6-4, 6-3.

▪ 16-2A -- Team standings: 1. Gulliver 21; 2. LaSalle 11; 3. Somerset 7; 4. Coral Shores 6; 5. Pace 4. Singles -- 1: Julieta Dalmau (Gul) d. Alina Montato (LaS) 6-1, 6-2; 2: Alyssa Pujals (Gul) d. Maria Pena (CS) 6-0, 6-1; 3: Lindy Lyons (Gul) d. Clara Alvarez-Alonso (LaS) 6-0, 6-0; 4: Ysabel Gonzalez Rico (Gul) d. Fernanda Urdapilleta (Som) 6-0, 6-0; 5: Tatiana Ramirez (Gul) d. Begona Robredo (LaS) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles -- 1: Dalmau/Lyons (Gul) d. Montato/Alonso (LaS) 6-1, 6-0; 2: Pujals/Gonzalez Rico (Gul) d. Fayad/Lisazo (LaS) 6-0, 6-0.

Boys’ volleyball

▪ Cardinal Gibbons d. South Plantation 25-9, 22-25, 25-10, 22-25, 15-6: Corry Short 9 kills, 5 digs; Dillon Dannenhauer 26 assists. CG 15-4.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy d. American Heritage 25-8, 25-7, 25-3: Michael Moreiras 19 points, 9 kills; Leo DeQuadros 11 points, 9 aces; Nick Alonso 16 points, 8 aces, 8 digs; Jeff Rice (AH) 2 points; Jon Gomes (AH) 3 digs, 5 blocks. McC 9-3, AH 1-6.

▪ SLAM d. Pace 25-20, 25-23, 25-23: Adrian Potts 15 points; Alain Martel 12 kills;AJ Alvarez 24 assists.

▪ Chaminade-Madonna d. McArthur 25-12, 30-28, 25-17: Max Klyczek 10 points; Zach Wilkerson 7 kills; Edward Fuerst 11 kills. CM 11-3.

▪ Columbus d. Ransom Everglades 25-19, 25-14, 29-27: Peter Cancio 16 kills; Javier Cisneros 14 kills; Anthony Taboada 20 assists. Cbs 12-1.

▪ Douglas d. Monarch 25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-21: Tyler Smith 12 kills; Matt Castilhos 20 assists. Doug 11-1.

▪ St. Brendan d. Archimedean 25-2, 25-11, 25-11: Jahn lozada 17 aces, 12 kills, 11 digs; Marc Diaz 17 assists. StB 9-5.

▪ Belen d. LaSalle: Eduardo Cruz 11 kills; Alejandro Guerrero 16 assists; Nicolas Suarez 16 digs, 10 aces.

girls’ lacrosse

▪ St. Thomas Aquinas 18, Cypress Bay 0: Carley Adams 4 goals; Lizzie Carsello 2 goals. STA 11-3.

Badminton

▪ Palmetto 8, Coral Park 2: Boys’ singles -- 1: Toni Cai (Pal) d. Cristian Guevara 21-10, 21-6; 2: Michael Trainor (Pal) d. Edgar Uribe 21-6, 21-4; Girls’singles -- 1: Saige Dreckseler (CP) d. Renny Hagan 21-6, 21-5; 2: Daniasky Torres (CP) d. Alba Alonso 21-16, 7-21, 21-17; Boys’ doubles -- 1: Sy Lam/Aaron Mares (Pal) d. Marco Crespo/Jonathan Lau 21-11, 21-3; 2: Jeremy Molina/Jacob Newman (Palm) d. Kevin Fernandez/Kevin Garcia 15-21, 21-15, 21-16; Girls’ doubles -- 1. Alice Cardet/Tiffany Chen (Pal) d. Solimar Aluarado/Bridget Gomez 19-21, 21-19, 23-21; 2: Keeley Hagan/Carmela Gonzalez (Pal) d. Kaylee Hernandez/Emili Lopez 21-18, 21-12; Mixed doubles -- 1. Orko Sarkar/Morgan Lang (Pal) d. Luis Marmolejo/Michelle Wong 21-16, 21-7; 2: Garrder Blackburn/Angela Liu (Pal) d. Omar Rivero/Alejandra Fernandez 21-10, 21-4

▪ Palmetto 8, Goleman 2: Boys’ singles -- 1: Michael Trainor (Pal) d. Antonio Valdez 21-7, 21-2; 2: Toni Cai (Pal) d. Alec Llerna 21-4, 21-3; Girls’ singles -- 1: Patty Moreno (Gol) d. Carmela Gonzalez 21-12, 21-13; 2: Sydney Cote (Gol) d. Alba Alonso 21-15, 21-8; Boys’ doubles -- 1: Sy Lam/Aaron Mares (Pal) d. Danny Xie/Anthony Dally 21-13, 21-15; 2: Ryan Perez/Zhuoyuan Li (Pal) d. Anthony Gonzalez/Victor Mejia 21-13, 21-7; Girls’ doubles -- 1: Alice Cardet/Tiffany Chen (Pal) d. Ashley Osorio/Gabby Sallay 21-12, 21-16; 2: Emily Echeverria/Julia Lee (Pal) d. Kirsten Cabarcas/Megan Lopez 21-14, 21-15; Mixed doubles: Gardner Blackburn/Angela Liu (Pal) d. Marcus Tavarez/ Chelsea Herriques 21-11 21-13; 2: Orko Sarkar/Morgan Lang (Pal) d. Gabriel Brok/Rebecca Redmond 21-9, 21-9.

Flag Football

▪ Mater Academy 64, Mater Lakes 0: Angelica Gutierrez 121 RY, 4 TD; Mercy Gonzalez 80 RY, 4 TD; Emily Acosta INT, 2 TD. MA 6-2.

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