Girls basketball playoffs recap: Atlantic, Lopez and DeLand advance
COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER
Ronni Williams scored 23 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots to lead Atlantic past Cocoa 59-39 in the Regional quarterfinals on Feb. 7. Destiny Woodard added 21 points for the Sharks.
Father Lopez handled Gainesville Oak Hill 65-22 to open the playoffs. Ashley Folsom had 23 points, eight rebound and nine assists for Lopez. Simon Brown added 12 points, nine rebounds and seven steals while Shannon Crenshaw had 10 points for the Green Wave.
Cintrell Johnson had 10 points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots to help DeLand beat Jacksonville Mandarin 54-42 in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs. Sherae Cherenfant also had 16 points for the Bulldogs.
Regional semifinal games (second round) took place on Feb. 12, which was after the Daytona Times’ deadline. DeLand played at Lake Mary, Atlantic hosted Orlando Lake Highland Prep and Father Lopez hosted Gainesville P.K. Yonge.
New Smyrna, Seabreeze, Trinity eliminated
Gabby Kostenbader scor-ed 12 points for New Smyrna Beach in a 56-32 loss to Orlando Evans in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs.
Seabreeze was handily defeated by Palm Bay Heritage 67-42 to open the Class 6A playoffs. Ashanti Bailey led Seabreeze with 10 points.
Ocala St. John Lutheran upset Deltona Trinity Christian Academy 71-55 in the Class 2A first round. Megan Hagy had 19 points and Salena Lewis 13 for Trinity.
Boys tourney recap: Smyrna, Lopez, DeLand win
Malik Maitland had 27 points and 12 steals to lead Father Lopez to a 75-51 win over Oviedo Master’s Academy for the district 4-3A championship. Mason San Souci added 16 points and Cameron Breehl 14 for the Green Wave. Lopez handled Lake Mary Prep 71-56 in the semifinal.
A.J. Ford had 23 points, Maitland 13 and Breehl 11 for the Wave. Master’s Academy topped Warner Christian 59-47 in the semifinals. Mark Maddox scored 20 points for Warner.
DeLand upset Oviedo Hagarty 59-54 to win the district 2-8A title. Monolito Hamilton had 20 points and Jason Burnell 13 for the Bulldogs. DeLand topped Lake Mary 56-40 in the semifinals behind Hamilton’s 24 points and Burnell’s 12 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks. Burnell tallied 35 points with 10 rebounds to lead DeLand past Longwood Lyman 60-51 to open the tournament.
Hagarty beat Spruce Creek 48-41 in the semifinal, ending its season. Keyshawn Johnson led the Hawks with 11 points. Creek opened the tournament with a 46-40 win over Sanford Seminole. Malcolm Fletcher had 10 points with nine rebounds, Alex Mestre 11 points and Kyle Clark 10 boards for Creek.
New Smyrna won the district 3-7A championship with a 62-49 win over Melbourne Viera. Roger Carlin had 18 points and Marcus Johnson 11 for NSB.
Deltona, Calvary make postseason
Calvary Christian Academy fell to Winter Park Geneva 67-52 in the district 3-2A title game. Marquise Miller had 19 points and Christian O’Riley 12 for the Lions. Calvary beat Halifax 49-45 in the semi-final to make the playoffs.
In that game, Deyon Tucker had 19 points and Zach Camporese 17 for Calvary.
James Cuberthson tallied 19 points and Travis Walker 19 points with 11 rebounds for Halifax. Others scores: Geneva 69, Trinity 60.
Orlando Edgewater beat Deltona 68-53 to win the district 8-6A title. Deltona upset Mainland 55-54 in the semifinal to earn a playoff spot. Dexter Gooding had 12 points while both Craig Wilmore and Jamal Hughes scored 11 for Mainland.
Other Scores: Edgewater-64, Seabreeze-25; Seabreeze-51, Pine Ridge-49.
Atlantic fell to Orlando Jones High 64-27in the semi-finals of the district 5-4A tournament. Anderson Vellejo led the Sharks with 12 points.
Regional quarterfinal games (first round playoffs) games take place on Feb. 14.
DeLand hosts Jacksonville Mandarin, New Smyrna hosts Oviedo, Deltona travels to Palm Bay Heritage, Father Lopez hosts Gainesville P.K. Yonge and Calvary plays at Leesburg First Academy.
Weightlifting: Koren wins title; Creek second
Spruce Creek’s Shelby Koren won the 129-pound individual state title. Koren also won the 110 pound division the previous year.
In team competition, the Hawks finished second (23 points) falling short by one point behind Navarre (24 points).
Spruce Creek has won eight of the past 10 team state titles in the sport.
Prep Sports Seven Basketball
Girls: 1. *Father Lopez (23-5), 2. *Atlantic (20-6), 3. *DeLand (26-3), 4. Flagler Palm Coast (18-7), 5. *Trinity (20-8), 6. *Seabreeze (13-13), tie 7.*New Smyrna (8-17), Warner (8-9).
Boys: 1. *Father Lopez (25-2), 2. *DeLand (20-7), 3. *New Smyrna (21-4), 4. *Calvary (18-8), 5. *Deltona (13-13), 6. Mainland (15-11), 7. Halifax (12-11).
*-denotes playoff team
1. Spruce Creek (2-0), 2. Trinity (0-2), 3. New Smyrna (0-0), 4. DeLand (0-0), 5. Seabreeze (0-0), 6. Flagler Palm Coast (0-1), 7. Deltona (0-0). Others: Father Lopez (0-1), Mainland (0-0), Warner (0-0), Pine Ridge (0-0).
Scores, records and rankings are as of Feb. 12 at noon.