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U School’s second-half rally, Westminster Academy OT win highlight Hoophall Invitational

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When University School found itself down by double-digits early in the second half against South Miami, coach Jim Carr turned to his blue-chip prospects Scottie Barnes and Vernon Carey to lead a much-needed rally.

They delivered.

Barnes scored 19 points and hauled in 16 rebounds, while Carey added 16 points and was stifling in the paint to lead the Sharks to a 74-67 come-from-behind victory over the Cobras at the Hoophall Miami Invitational on Wednesday inside AmericanAirlines Arena.

After falling behind 45-33 early in the third quarter, University School (2-0) went on a 18-6 run to close the quarter with a 51-50 lead — the Sharks’ first lead since late in the first quarter.

The Sharks extended their lead to 12 with two minutes left, which was enough to hold off a late rally from South Miami (0-1).

Junior Roger McFarlane led University School with 21 points. Iann Segura led South Miami with 18 points on six made three-point baskets.

The game was one of five pitting top teams from Broward and Miami-Dade County against each other in the opening week of the boys’ basketball regular season. The day-long invitational featured three defending state champions in University School, Westminster Academy and Miami Christian.

MORE HOOPHALL INVITATIONAL RESULTS

Westminster Academy 65, Palmetto 64 (OT):Westminster Academy’s Stephan Dibongue sank a go-ahead layup with five seconds left to seal the Lions’ 65-64 overtime win over the Palmetto Panthers.

Palmetto (1-1) watched a 14-point halftime lead turn into a five-point fourth-quarter deficit after Westminster Academy (1-0) made all eight of its third-quarter field-goal attempts before Chase Johnston sank three consecutive three-point attempts to open the fourth and take a 56-51 lead. Palmetto outscored Westminster Academy 7-2 down the stretch in regulation to force overtime.

Johnston scored 19 points for the Lions. Dibongue added 15.

Palmetto’s Alex Rodriguez, who finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, watched his game-winning layup as time expired roll out of the rim.

Miami Christian 71, Stranahan 57: Miami Christian used a 28-point fourth quarter to leave AmericanAirlines Arena with a 71-57 win over Stranahan.

The push in the final frame was needed considering the Victors (2-0) watched a lead that was once as many as 16 points late in the first half dwindle to just 3 early in the fourth quarter.

At that point, with the score 50-47, the Victors closed out the game outscoring Stranahan 21-10 to cap out the win.

Norland 51, Western 41: Kendrick Wilson scored 11 points including 8 in the fourth quarter to lead Norland to a 51-41 win over Western. The Vikings defense held Western scoreless in the fourth quarter, with the Wildcats missing all 13 shots from the field in the final eight-minute period.

With Norland (1-0) trailing 41-37 heading into the fourth quarter, Wilson made two layups and hauled in a rebound in the opening minute of the final period to tie the game before Jahvon Smith gave the Vikings the lead for good on a layup one possession later.

Smith also finished with 11 points. Senior Brandon Spaulding led Norland with 15 points. Western senior shooting guard Damari Monsanto led all scorers with 21 points.

North Miami 89, Northeast 73: Carlos Hart scored 24 points, Richard Charles added 21 and the North Miami Pioneers opened the 2018-19 season with a resounding 89-73 win over the Northeast Hurricanes.

North Miami (1-0) led 41-27 at halftime and extended its lead to as many as 23 points in the third quarter before Northeast (0-2) went on an 11-0 run from the end of the third quarter through the opening seconds of the fourth to cut its deficit to 63-51. North Miami responded with a 12-3 run over the next two minutes to extend its lead back to 21 points and cruised from there.

Aaron Smith chipped in a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists for North Miami, while Marc Meronne hauled in 15 rebounds, including 11 in the first quarter. Senior Wesley Cardet led Northeast with a HoopHall Invitational single-game record 31 points.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Miami High 57, Coral Park 55: MHS (1-0) – Neely 15, Davis 14, Dorcely 10, Clavero 9, Garcia 7, Arias 2. CP (0-1) – Campos 24, Jieafa 10, Pazo 7, Don 7, Lacount 3, Taylor 2, Guzman 2. Rebounds: Neely 14; Assists: Clavero 8; Steals: Davis 3, Neely 3; Blocks: Davis 3; Three Pointers: Campos 4, Jieafa 1, Lacount 1, Pazo 1, Don 1

Carol City 65, American 48: AM – Laidler 26, Paul 14, Carswell 13, Wilson 7, Burnett 4, Black 1.

Coral Reef 55, South Dade 43: CR – Lane 15, Bowen 13, Clark 8. SD – Loujeune 17; Rebounds: Bowen 7; Blocks: Bowen 3.

Miami Christian 54, Calvary Christian 48: Rivera 15, Quintana 15, Gonzalvo 8; Rebounds: Quintana 4. 3rbs

Mourning 65, Reagan 51: Philmond 19, Hunt 18, Thompson 8; Rebounds: Philmond 8; Assists: Thompson 5, Hunt 5; Steals: Denzel 3

Palmetto 66, Killian 54: PAL – Debrito 16, Martinez 11, Poitier 11, Marshall 9, Bess 7, Mercedes 1; Rebounds: Rodriquez 10, Assists: Mercedes 4; Steals: Mercedes 4; Half: PAL 26-25

Braddock 85, Varela 49: BRAD – C. Perez 13, E. Perez 13, Allen 11, Guzman 8, Camejo 8, Bensallam 8, Castellanos 8, Hernandez 6, Paz 4, Campbell 4, Marante 2.; VAR – Perez 15, Ogaza 13, Hidalgo 8, Talavera 3, Kumar 2, Morante 1. Three pointers: E. Perez 2, Allen 1; Steals: Camejo 5, Allen 5; Rebounds: C. Perez 6, Bensallam 5. Half: BRAD 44-22.

Ferguson 60, Pinecrest Prep 38: FER (1-0) – Gonzalez 14, Azocar 12, Abad 9, Hurtado 9, Rawls 5, Perez 5, Guajardo 4, Diehs 2; PP – Oquendo 11, Delarua 11, Santiesteban 5, Diaz 3, Chirino 3, Alvarez 3, Negrin 2; 3-pointers: Hurtado 3, Azocar 1, Rawls 1; Assists: Rawls 3, Azocar 3, Hurtado 3; Rebounds: Abad 10; Steals: Azocar 4; Blocks: Diehs 3; Half: FER 27-16

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Florida Christian 41, Riviera Prep 21: Marrero, 14, Delgado 9.

Palmer Trinity 61, Somerset Charter 8: PT – Lahoud 16, Martinez 14, Montez 11, Vadillo 9, Brand 5, Befeler 4, Bauer 2; SC – Maldonado 6, Martinez 2

Mater Academy 58, Westland Hialeah 10: MA (1-3) – Bowling 13, Aguilera 12, Llanos 8, Bonilla 6, Morera 5, Ramirez 4, Alicandu 2, Frometa 2, Vales 2, Bogle 2, Bradley 2. WH – Llerena 5, Albear 5. Half: MA 44-7. Rebounds: Morera 7. Assists: Aguilera 4. Steals: Aguilera 4. Blocks: Morera 1. Three pointers: Bonilla 2, Aguilera.

Ransom Everglades 38, Marathon 20: RE –Arnold 22, Castillo 6, Sekoff 4, Lindsey 2,, Harris 2, Heller 2; MAR – Castillo 9, Ozbun 3, Ricart 2, Charles 2, Labrada 2, Headen 2

Hebrew Academy 47, Chaminade Madonna 14: HA – Sugar 15, Sedighim 14, Katz 10, Herskowitz 4, Y. Wolfson 3, Ebner 1. Three pointers: Sedighim 1, Sugar 1; Rebounds: K. Wolfson 13; Assists: Sugar 6. HA: 2-0

LaSalle 40, Colonial Christian 22: LS (2-0) – Corvalan 12, Yanes 11, Pliopa 5, Ayala 4, Hubbard 4, Acosta 2, Fernandez 2. CC (1-1) – Wells 8, Edwards 5, Givens 4, Patterson 2, Rendon 2, Sanchez 2. Three-Pointers: Corvalan 2, Wells 1. Half: LS 26-11.

BOYS’ SOCCER

North Broward Prep 2, Calvary Christian 0

Palmer Trinity 1, Gulliver Prep 1

Westminster Christian 2, St Brendan 0: Munir Reyes ad Renzo Brambilla 1 goal each, Alex Brijbag 2 assists, Johnny Gleason shutout. WC: 4-0

Miami Country Day 6, Hialeah Educational 1: MCD – Pedro Levy 2 goals, Diego Oropeza, Josef Frankel, Erik Pantin, and Ethan White 1 goal each: MCD: 4-0

GIRLS’ SOCCER

St. Thomas Aquinas 8, South Broward 0: Brooke Sanfilippo 4 goals 2 assists; Isabel Martinez 3 goals 1 assist; Isabella Perez 1 goal; Shannon Guerrin and Milan Pierre-Jerome 1 assist each. Mya Necolettos, Megan Pellissery and Teagan Patitucci combine for the shutout. STA: 4-0

Pine Crest 2, Coral Springs Charter 1: CSC: Emily Kahler goal; Kelsey Dunne recorded 10 saves. CSC: 2-1–1

Lourdes 8, Coral Park 0: Mía Atrio 3 goals, 2 assists; Mila Kuylenstierna 3 goals; Sofía Mena 1 goal, 1 assist; Emma Díaz 1 goal. LOU: 3-0

Coral Reef 6, Miami Springs 4: Ashley Alfaro 3 goals, 1 assist, Tianna Rivera 2 goals, 3 assists, Katrina Rodriguez 1 goal, 1 assist: CR: 3-1. MS – Jasmine Romay 3 goals

Coral Reef 7, Killian 0: Tianna Rivera 4 goals, 1 assist: Ashley Alfaro 2 goals; Jaslyn Gorina shutout. CR: 4-1.

Miami Springs 8, Goleman 1: Ashley Romay 5 goals 1 assist, Jasmine Romay 2 goals 3 assists; Adily Blatch 1 goal; MS: 3-1

Archimedean 8, Greater Miami Academy 0: Alexa Krochmal 2 goals, 2 assists; Nicole Richani 2 goals; Isabella Garcia 2 goals; Sofia Miliancano goal; Frances Perez goal. ARCH: 4-0

Ferguson 1, Palmetto 0: Gabriela Arellano goal; Sophia Blanco shutout, 6 saves. FER 2-1-1

MAST Academy 8, Booker T. Washington 0: Carmen Martinez 2 goals, Victoria Rico goal. MAST 2-1-1

Mater Academy 6, Westland Hialeah 1: Amanda Diaz 2 goals 2 assists; Natalie Woodward 3 goals; Laisy Sanabria goal. MA: 3-1-1

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