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Archbishop Carroll’s historic run ends with boys’ basketball 3A semifinal loss

Archbishop Carroll players Christian Silva and Gus Deribeaux show their dejection during an 80-61 loss to Windermere Prep in a Class 3A semifinal Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida.
Archbishop Carroll players Christian Silva and Gus Deribeaux show their dejection during an 80-61 loss to Windermere Prep in a Class 3A semifinal Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Lakeland, Florida. For the Miami Herald

Archbishop Carroll walked off the basketball court at The Lakeland Center with a much different feeling than it had three nights earlier.

But for the Bulldogs, the lopsided 80-61 loss to Windermere Prep didn’t tarnish an historic season for their boys’ basketball team.

“I’m extremely proud of this group and I know we have some seniors that will be crying in that locker room, but to do what they did for this school is a testament to their character,” Archbishop Carroll coach Juan Hernandez said.

The Bulldogs (26-5) defied the odds plenty of times during their first-ever run to the state final four.

But on Tuesday night, they couldn’t overcome an athletic Windermere Prep team that shot a staggering 71.4 percent (20 of 28) in the first half, and 68 percent for the game.

Carroll was also leveled on the glass as the Lakers, led by 6-7 star junior forward David Nickelberry, outrebounded the Bulldogs 40-22.

Nickelberry, a target of several Division I programs, including Miami, FIU and UCF, finished with 17 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Senior guard Parker Davis finished with 25 points and shot 11 of 12 from the field.

“We missed too many shots and they shot 70 percent from the field in the first half,” Hernandez said. “We’re not going to win against anyone giving that kind of shooting. That’s not who we are and I don’t think it was our nerves.”

Carroll kept it close for most of the first quarter until a 13-0 run allowed Windermere to take control. The lead grew to as many as 32 points, but Carroll did not allow Windermere to reach the 35-point mercy rule with improved play in the second half.

Christian Silva hit five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 17 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Gus Deribeaux also hit three triples and finished with 11 points.

Senior Luis Fred, one of six seniors for Carroll, returned from an ACL injury this season and finished with 13 points.

The Bulldogs were the first team at the school to make the state final four in any team sport since football in 2007.

“That’s a really good team and they’re long and athletic,” Fred said. “Our shots didn’t fall and it led to run outs and the lead just kept growing and growing. We’re not the most athletic or fastest team but our style is fast and we used that to our advantage.

“We made history for our school and that’s something we’re very proud that we did.”

AC (26-5): Garcia 6, Cordero 5, Anglada 6, Silva 17, Aarestrup 3, Deribeaux 11, Fred 13. WP (26-5): Aratius 4, Davis 25, Seigel 6, Nickelberry 17, Golding 15, Seelman 10, Swoboda 3. Half: WP 46-23. Three-pointers: Silva 5, Deribeaux 3, Golding 2, Cordero, Aarestrup. Rebounds: Nickelberry 9. Assists: Nickelberry 7. Steals: Nickelberry 3. Blocks: Golding 2.

FOOTBALL

Joseph Petisco spent the past two seasons revitalizing the football program at his alma mater, Miami Sunset.

Petisco is now taking on the task of giving Coral Reef a lift starting next season. The Barracudas announced Tuesday that they have tabbed Petisco as their new coach.

After a difficult 2-8 season in 2014, Petisco led Sunset to a 10-2 record last season that ended with the Knights winning their second-ever district championship and first playoff game.

Sunset recorded a school-record 10-game winning streak, made the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and the district title was its first since 2005.

Petisco, who played for Sunset from 1998 to 2001, takes over a Coral Reef squad that went 4-6 last year and missed the playoffs.

▪ Coral Gables 2018 defensive back Gilbert Frierson has committed to the University of Miami.

DAVID FURONES

BOYS’ SOCCER

After a record-setting season for Miami-Dade County boys’ soccer, five individuals were honored as state Players and Coaches of the Year in their respective classes Tuesday by the Florida Dairy Farmers Association.

Belen Jesuit’s Frankie de la Camara earned Class 4A Player of the Year honors after scoring 59 goals and leading the Wolverines to their first state title.

De la Camara’s scoring total was second all-time for a single-season in county history. His coach, Tanger Mendonca, was named the Class 4A Coach of the Year.

Longtime Ransom Everglades coach David Villano was named the Class 2A Coach of the Year after leading the Raiders to their first state title and first berth in the finals since 1979.

Scheck Hillel won its first state title in Class 1A and leading scorer Netty Silberman earned Player of the Year honors after scoring 46 goals and totaling 14 assists. His coach, Ben Magidson, who guided the program to state three of the past four seasons, was named Class 1A Coach of the Year.

BASEBALL

▪ Ransom Everglades 11, Archbishop Curley 1: Steve Vinson (3-0), 4 IP, 9K's, 2 H. Sam Bolduc 3-3, 3R, 2 RBI. Rick Suarez 3-3, R, 3RBI. Danny Halula 2-3, 2 R.

▪ Killian 5, Coral Reef 1: Andrew Schreiber 6 IP, 10 K's. Freddy Zamora 2-4, 2B. Kyle Krtausch 3-3, 2B. KIL 6-1.

SOFTBALL

▪ Reagan 20, Central 6: Monica Perez 3 K's, 2-4, 2 RBI. Ayleen Pardo 4-4, 2 RBI. Angelica Buenaventura 2-2, 2RBI. Claudia Pareja 1-4.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 10, Lourdes 1: Noelle Hartung 2 SO, (4-0). Liz Vazquez 3-4, HR, 2B, 3 RBI. Kat Rodriguez 2-4, 1B, 2B, 3 R.

▪ Pace 1, Chaminade Madonna 0: Sofia Dominguez 9 K’s, 3-3, 2B, 2 SB. Kathy Rios 1-3, 2B. Tiffany Pou 2-3, 2B. Nat Rodriguez 1-3, RBI.

▪ Jackson 17, Norland: Judith Rosales (5-2) 8 K’s, 6 RBI, 3 R. Maria Fernandez 2 R, RBI. Bianca Ruiz 3 R, RBI. JAX 5-2.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

▪ Ferguson 7, Killian 0: Singles: 1. Brianna Gomez (FER) 8-0. 2. Annie Carrera (FER) 8-0. 3. Emily Ortega (FER) 8-0. 4. Elizabeth Vidal (FER) 8-2. 5. Isabella Moreno (FER) 8-2. Doubles: 1. B. Gomez/A.Carrera (FER) 8-0. 2. E. Ortega/S.Gonzalez (FER) 8-2. FER 4-2.

▪ Pines Charter 6, Miami Country Day 1: Singles: 1. Stephanie Taylor 6-1. 2. Demi Snyder 6-1. 3. Carly Feldman 6-0. 4. Sophia Marchetta 6-0. 5. Abigail Tartell 6-1. 6. Juliana Kislin 6-0. Doubles: Taylor/James 6-1. Ladarola/Bell (MCD) 6-1. PC 4-0.

BOYS’ TENNIS

▪ Ferguson 7, Killian 0: 1. Jose Ortega (FER) 8-2. 2. Jose Disotuar (FER) 8-0. 3. Justin Ossa (FER) 8-0. 4. Jorge Melian (FER) 8-0. 5. Nico Ramirez(FER) 8-0. Doubles: 1. J. Ortega/J. Disotuar (FER) 8-0. 2. J. Melian/J. Ossa (FER) 8-2. FER 6-0.

▪ Miami Beach 7, Miami High 0: 1. Omar Zarif 8-3. 2. Luca McLeod 8-0. 3. Jonathan Hirschenson 8-1. Doubles: L.McLeod/Justin Wald 8-6. MB 4-1.

▪ Pines Charter 7, Miami Country Day 0: 1. Elliot Seckler 6-2. 2. Samuel Dern 6-0. 3. 3. Daniel Gale 6-0. 4. Sergery Golovnev 6-0. 5. Chris Kotite 6-2. Doubles: Seckler/Gale 6-0. 2. Genovese/Zimmerman 6-3. PC 3-1.

BADMINTON

▪ Palmetto 8, Braddock 2: Singles: Boys: 1. Michael Trainor (PAL) 21-3, 21-4. 2. Michael Choi (PAL) 21-15, 12-21, 21-16. Girls: 1. Julia Decker (PAL) 21-7, 19-21, 21-12. 2. Emelie Reye (BRA) 14-21, 21-14, 21-12. Doubles: Boys: Li/Mares (PAL) 21-4, 21-3. Camelo/Foos (PAL) 21-17, 21-16. Girls: Perez/Perez (BRA) 21-10, 21-17. Gonzalez/Hagan (PAL) 21-23, 21-17, 21-17. Mixed Doubles: Lam/Lang (PAL) 21-11, 21-2. Tordi/Cardet (PAL) 20-22, 21-11, 21-14.

▪ Palmetto 9, Varela 1: Singles: Boys: Michael Trainor (PAL) 21-7, 21-3. 2. Sina Bonyadi (PAL) 21-9, 21-16. Girls: Julia Decker (PAL) 21-7, 21-15. 2. Emily Echeverria (PAL) 21-15, 21-13. Doubles: Boys: Li/Perez (PAL) 21-11, 21-15. Diego/Sebastian (VAR) 21-19, 21-13. Girls: Gonzalez/Hagan (PAL) 21-8, 21-6. Montes/Hagan (PAL) 21-15, 24-26, 21-14. Mixed Doubles: Lam/Lang (PAL) 17-21, 21-17, 21-17. Tordi/Cardet (PAL) 21-6, 21-10.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

▪ Mast 11, Miami Country Day 9: Jonathan Abramowitz 4 goals, 5 steals. Sebastian Rodriguez 2 goals, assist, block, 4 steals. Eric Bernstein goal, 2 assist, 2 steals. Christian Claramonte 12 blocks, assist, 3 steals

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

▪ Mast 10, Miami Country Day 7: Amelia Gregorio 2 goals, 2 steals. Gaby Palmisano 17 blocks.

▪ St. Andrew’s Tournament — Gulliver 13, South Broward 7: Samantha Rosenberg 4 goals. Nicole Aulicino 3 goals. Margaret Rodriguez 2 goals.

▪ St. Andrew’s Tournament — Gulliver 15, Seminole 2: Samantha Rosenberg 5 goals. Shani Rupp 3 goals. Nicole Aulicino 2 goals, 3 assists, 3 steals.

▪ St. Andrew’s Tournament — Gulliver 10, Ransom 9: Shani Rupp 4 goals. Samantha Rosenberg 3 goals. Elizabeth Perez 7 blocks, 2 steals, 2 assists. SA 3-1.

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