March 03, 2013

February 10, 2013

Late Saturday boys' basketball district results

Late Saturday – District 16-6A final – Norland 57, Northwestern 52 – NOR: McKnight 9, Roberts 2, Henry 4, McCrea 17, Deceus 8, Mike 1, Williams 7, Johnson 9. Half: NOR 25-23. Three-pointers: McKnight, Johnson. Rebounds: McCrea 9. Assists: Johnson 6. Blocks: Williams 4.

Late Saturday – District 15-4A final - Ransom Everglades 56, Doral Academy 19

– RE (24-2): Mourning 7, Singer 14, Campano 2, Rivlin 1, Stern 4, Ertel 3, Roach 10, Marx 11, Bonner 1, Rose 3. DOR: Fernandez 2, Ruiz 7, Fernandez 5, Pierre 2, Steel 1, Marcondes 2. Three-pointers: Marx 3, Rose. Rebounds: Mourning 15. Assists: Ertel 6. Blocks: Mourning 6. Steals: Singer, Ertel 4.

Late Saturday – District 16-4A final - Gulliver Prep 71, Key West 53 -

GUL: Beattie 8, Ralat 20, Carreras 15, Lafuente 17, Thomas 9, Paniz 2. Half: G 38-29. Rebounds: Ralat 9. Steals: Ralat 4. Assists: Ralat, Lafuente, Thomas 3. Blocks: Ralat 2. G 21-6.

Late Saturday – District 14-2A final – Champagnat Catholic 66, Hebrew Academy 37

Late Friday – District 14-8A final – Miami High 62, Miami Springs 51

February 09, 2013

Late Friday District boys' basketball championship results

Hey guys,

With state soccer, regional soccer, regional wrestling and district basketball...oh yeah and baseball and softball underway, space went fast in the paper.

Luckily, there's the internet.

Here's some late results for some big district boys' basketball finals and semifinals involving South Florida teams that we'll have in the Sunday paper.

Late Friday – District 15-8A final - South Miami 56, Columbus 45: SM: Perez-Laham 10, Simmons 18, Lopez  1, Cratit 8, Bartley 11, Barney 3, Blanco 5, Lobue 1. COL: Melendez 15, Minervino 9, Rico 11, Durant 10. Assists: Perez-Laham 5. Rebounds: Simmons 16. Steals: Barney 2.

Late Friday – District 16-8A final – Palmetto 72, Coral Reef 66 (OT): PAL: Coffey 24, Schulz 21, Pubchara 13, Wasser 6, Mulett 3, Parlic 2. CR: Hankerson 24, Glasford 18, McCrary 7, Avdain 6, Stevens 6, Pearl 2, Cannady 2, Bryan 1. Half: PAL 36-26. End of regulation: 61-61. Rebounds: Coffey 10. Assists: Wasser 9. Steals: Schulz 4.

Late Friday – District 13-8A final – Hialeah Gardens 52, Carol City 39

Late Friday – District 16-6A semifinal – Norland 47, Belen 36 – NOR: McKnight 4, Roberts 5, Huell 7, McCrea 6, Mike 10, Williams 11, Johnson 4. Half: N 15-12. Three-pointers: Mike. Rebounds: McCrea 9. Assists: Johnson 4. Steals: Johnson 6.

Late Friday - District 13-4A semifinal – North Broward Prep 61, Pine Crest 58: Despite trailing Pine Crest for most of the game, North Broward Prep rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the defending state champions.

Jacolby Harris led the Eagles with 18 points. Damon Arnette followed with
16 points and Taarig Lewis added in 12 points for North Broward Prep

The Eagles will face University School, which eliminated Cardinal Gibbons – considered a state contender – in its semifinal, in the district championship on Saturday at 7 p.m.

“We’ve played Pine Crest tough the last two years,” Eagles’ coach Scott
Williams said. “Our kids knew what they had to do.”

With under a minute to play in the fourth quarter, Pine Crest (18-9) held a
58-57 lead. On the right wing, Kalvin Cline’s cross-court pass was stolen
by Harris.  After driving up the court, Harris was fouled and knocked down
two free throws to give the Eagles its first lead of the second half at

Pine Crest attempted to hold for the final shot of the game. The Panthers
were able to get the ball inside with 23.1 seconds remaining, but Arnette
on help defense stole the ball from Antonio Vrankovic. Harris was fouled
again and converted on two more free throws to seal the game for the

NBP (16-11): Harris 18, Lewis 12, Arnette 16,

Reyes 6 Rifkind 6. PC (18-9): Crawford 20, Marcinkevicius 16, Antonio
Vrankovic 9. Halftime: Pine Crest 38-29. Three pointers PC: Crawford 4 NPB:
Lewis 4, Rifkind 2

 Late Friday - District 13-4A semifinal - University School 62, Cardinal Gibbons 52: University School relied on its aggressive play attacking the basket and
its tough defense on Cardinal Gibbons (19-4) as the Suns pulled away in the
fourth quarter.

Maquedius Bain led University School (15-7) with 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Jalen Battle followed with 16 points and four rebounds.

US (15-7): Bain 17, Battle 16, Bullock 14, Baton 8, Hewitt 7. CG (19-4):
Morales 22, Andino 14, Brooks 8, Goosby 8. Halftime: US 26-18. Assist:
Hewitt 6, Barton 4, Bullock 2, Allen 2, Bain 3. Rebounds: Bain 12, Hewitt
6, Battle 4, Barton 3, Morales 5, Simmons 4, Goosby 4.

Late Friday - District 15-2A final - Westwood Chrstian 93, Miami Chrsitian 70: The Warriors won their second district title in a row. WWC: Shoon 20, Joseph 21, Ramis 31, Conceicao 18, Molina 3, Jou 3. Rebounds: Conceicao 14. Blocks: Conceicao 5. Steals: Shoon 5. Assists: Ramis, Gonzalez 5.


November 27, 2012

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October 02, 2012

Ransom Everglades basketball star Sam Singer commits to Cal

            Sam Singer has put up impressive scoring numbers on the basketball court the past two seasons at Ransom Everglades.

            His efforts have made him one of the highest-recruited shooting guards in the country.

            Singer chose his college destination Tuesday when he committed to the University of California. Singer, a 6-5 shooting guard, is ranked No. 45 nationally among prospects at his position by ESPN.

            Singer was one of the top scorers in the nation his junior season leading Miami-Dade County among Class 4A-1A schools with a 34.1 points per game average. That ranked second overall in the county to Carol City grad and University of Miami freshman Deandre Burnett (36.2).

            Singer, also a solid distributor on the court, averaged 7.7 assists per game last year and 6.2 as a sophomore. That season, he also averaged 6.4 rebounds and 21.4 points per game.

            Singer said he has over 30 schools interested including offers from Stanford, Richmond, Harvard and Davidson. Singer entered this school year with a 3.4 GPA.

            But after two visits to Cal, Singer said he loved the combination of the school’s solid academics and athletics.

Singer hopes to lead Ransom further in the playoffs this season after the Raiders were eliminated in the district semifinals last year.

            “The Pac-12 is one of the best conferences in the country to play in and I feel like California is a great school and a great fit for me,” Singer said. “Only one thing left to do my senior year. We didn’t do so well last year, but we’re all working hard to finish better this time.”

September 07, 2012

Gulliver students welcome Miami Heat championship trophy

Gulliver Academy's Pre-K3 through 8th grade students got the chance to see the Miami Heat's championship trophy Friday morning.

The kids wore white T-shirts in honor of the Heat's "White Hot" ad campaign, and chanted "Let's Go Heat" at the ceremony.

The event was part of the Heat's efforts to support the local community.

Below is a photo of the event. PHOTO COURTESY OF GULLIVER ACADEMY


February 29, 2012

Dillard girls' basketball coach Marcia Pinder named National Coach of the Year

Fresh off leading the Dillard girls' basketball team to its third consecutive state title, legendary Panthers coach Marcia Pinder has been named the RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA National High School Coach of the Year.

Pinder, the winningest coach in state history with a record of 804-175, will be invited to coach in the WBCA High School All-America Game on March 31 in Denver as part of the award. The game will be played at 6:30 p.m. as part of the events on NCAA Women's Final Four weekend.

Pinder has led Dillard to a Broward County-best seven state titles during her 35-year career. The number of championships is one shy of the state's all-time record held by Jacksonville Ribault. The "three-peat" achieved last week in Lakeland is Dillard's first.