Broward High Schools

Dillard power forward Kayla Wright commits to Tulsa

Take Dillard star power forward Kayla Wright off the recruiting board.

The University of Tulsa pulled off a recruiting coup when Wright, the reigning FABC Class 5A Player of the Year and Broward Player of the Year, gave an oral commitment to the Hurricanes on Monday.

“When I stepped on the Tulsa campus, I felt like this was the perfect school for me,” Wright said. “Tulsa really made me feel wanted. They were always checking in on me, every AAU Tournament they were allowed to go to. They just showed me love, and I felt like they really wanted me to contribute to their program.”

Ranked No. 20 at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz, Wright averaged 15 points and 9.4 rebounds in leading the Panthers (27-4) to their third consecutive state title and seventh overall under Hall of Fame coach Marcia Pinder.

Known for her crafty post play built around a wide array of spin moves and knack for getting to the offensive glass, Wright added to her reputation as a big-game player as a junior, culminating with 21 points and 10 rebounds to key Dillard’s 59-45 victory over Bartram Trail in the Class 5A state title game in February.

Wright, a four-star prospect, has played a key role in the Panthers’ three-peat and can put herself in select company by winning a fourth consecutive state title this season.

“I want to win four straight titles not only for myself but also for coach Pinder and my team,’’ Wright said. “I don’t want to make it seem like since I’ve committed I don’t care. I still will be in the gym, working hard to keep the titles that I have.”

Girls’ Volleyball

Chaminade got a breakout offensive game from Alyssa Osborn and a stellar defensive effort from Amber Addison and Sydney Armbrister to defeat Miami Lourdes 26-24, 25-17, 25-20 on Tuesday and remain perfect in girls’ volleyball.

Osborn recorded 25 service points, five aces and 37 assists, and Addison added 13 kills and two blocks. Armbrister had 13 kills and two blocks for the Lions (4-0).

MORE VOLLEYBALL

Pine Crest d. Archbishop McCarthy:

Northeast d. Coconut Creek 26-24, 25-19, 25-13:


Douglas d. Coral Glades 25-18, 25-14, 25-11:

Pompano Beach d. American Heritage:

Late Monday – University School d. Summit Christian 17-25, 25-22, 8-25, 20-25:

GIRLS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

Posnack 35, Donna Klein 102, Chaminade 120, South Florida HEAT (inc.), Upperroom Christian (inc.) (Brian Piccolo Park):

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

South Florida HEAT 39, Chaminade 45, Posnack 80, Upperroom 101, Donna Klein 109:

FOOTBALL

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

CLASS 8A

Record Pts Prv
1. Dr. Phillips (9) 2-0 129 2
T2. Plant (2) 1-1 119 1
T2. Fletcher (2) 2-0 119 3
4. Miramar 1-1 95 4
5. Columbus (1) 1-1 85 5
6. Sandalwood 2-0 31
7. Lake Brantley 1-1 30 6
8. Apopka 1-1 29
T9. Killian 2-0 24
T9. Vero Beach 2-0 24
Others receiving votes:

CLASS 7A

Record Pts Prv
1. Manatee (14) 2-0 140 1
2. Dwyer 2-0 121 2
3. St. Thomas 2-0 114 3
4. First Coast 2-0 94 4
5. Lakeland 2-0 90 5
6. Countryside 2-0 65 7
7. Lincoln 1-0 49 8
8. FtP-Central 1-0 30 6
9. Osceola 2-0 27 9
10. Oviedo 2-0 17 10
Others receiving votes:

Class 6A

Record Pts Prv
1. Gainesville (9) 2-0 134 2
T2. Central (3) 1-1 111 4
T2. Northwestern (1) 2-0 111 6
4. Armwood (1) 1-1 103 1
5. Winter Haven 2-0 79 7
6. Columbia 1-1 60 5
7. St. Augustine 2-0 56 8
8. Naples 2-0 50 10
9. Mainland 1-1 30 3
10. Pace 2-0 12
Others receiving votes:

CLASS 5A

Record Pts Prv
1. Palmetto (11) 2-0 137 3
2. Pasco (1) 2-0 120 5
3. Norland (2) 1-1 102 1
4. Immokalee 1-1 78 2
5. Amer.Herit 1-1 76 4
6. Wakulla 2-0 75 8
7. Robinson 2-0 54 10
8. Jesuit 1-1 43 9
9. Godby 2-0 36
10. Jackson 2-0 21
Others receiving votes:

CLASS 4A

Record Pts Prv
1. Bolles (13) 2-0 139 2
2. S.Sumter 2-0 117 3
3. Booker T. (1) 1-1 107 1
4. Jones 2-0 70
5. Cocoa 0-1 68 4
Others receiving votes:

CLASS 3A

Record Pts Prv
1. Amer.Herit.-D(14) 2-0 140 1
2. Madison Cnty 2-0 122 2
3. University 2-0 114 3
4. Berkeley 2-0 100 4
5. Card.Newman 2-0 78 5
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