Lourdes coach celebrates 500th win as his daughter coaches Carrollton to first district title
The Carrollton girls’ basketball team won its first district championship in school history.
In the District 15-3A finals, the Cyclones defeated Ransom Everglades 65-39. Senior Sofia Travieso led with 25 points, and freshman Alissa Azcuy added 20 points.
Also scoring: Gaby Garcia-Pons 7 pts; Sela Travieso 6 pts; Jojo Salazar 5 pts; Sharella Lee 2 pts.
Carrollton (14-4) advances to regionals on Thursday against Somerset Silver Palms-Homestead.
Carrollton is coached by Allison Bustamante, and she made her dad very proud.
Speaking of him...
Her step-father, Chris McKeon, also made history as his girls’ basketball team won a district title.
McKeon recorded his 500th win as the Lourdes girls’ basketball team beat Southridge 66-23 for the District 16-6A championship.
Luciana Picasso scored 16 points, and Ana Sofia Sanchez totaled 12 points.
Also scoring, Sophie Sandoval 8 pts, Michelle Falero 8 pts, Amanda Duran 8 pts, Isabella Perez 6 pts.
The Bobcats improved to 13-7. Lourdes also plays Thursday in a regional match-up against Blanche Ely.
Bustamante played at Lourdes from 1997-2001. McKeon was an assistant coach until Bustamante’s senior year, when he took over, and he’s been in charge ever since.
Bustamante even coached with him at Lourdes from 2007-16.
GIRLS: District 16-3A Championship: Somerset Academy-Silver Palms 67, Palmer Trinity 58: SA: Shanaii Gamble 21 pts, 22 rebs, 2 stls; Dianka Hardisson 14 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts; Naya Hardisson 11 pts, 8 rebs. PT: Emily Montes 15 pts, 12 rebs, 7 asts; Priya Alibhai 16 pts, 6 rebs, 2 asts; Angelina Deleon 12 pts, 3 rebs; Jade Leon 7 pts, 12 rebs, 4 asts. SA (20-4), PT (17-9).
GIRLS: District 14-3A Championship: Westminster Academy 44, Miami Country Day 40: WA (20-7), MCD (20-7).
GIRLS: District 15-4A Championship: Monsignor Pace 75, iMater Charter 16: Alessandra Bonilla 22 pts (2-4 3-ptrs), 3 rebs, 2 asts; Janiya Johnson 10 pts, 4 rebs, 2 asts; Catherine Guillaume 10 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls; Chesley Gachette 9 pts, 7 rebs. Pace (17-5).
GIRLS: District 16-4A Championship: SLAM 62, St. Brendan 45: Amanda Fogler 19 pts, 4 3-ptrs, 5 rebs; Jim’miyah Branton 18 pts, 15 rebs, 6 stls, 4 asts; Samantha Bautista 12 pts, 6 asts, 6 stls; Adaya Montalvo 9 pts, 10 rebs, 2 stls. SLAM (13-11).
GIRLS: District 16-5A Championship: Northwestern 55, Hialeah 37: Samiya Fletcher 28 pts (2-5 3-ptrs), 7 rebs, 3 asts, 3 stls; Sophonie Felix 14 pts, 6 rebs, 2 stls; Janyiah Mickens 8 pts, 10 rebs, 4 blks, 2 asts, 2 stls; Jahyra Charles 2 pts, 3 rebs, 2 asts, 2 stls. NW (12-10).
GIRLS: District 15-5A Championship: Norland 60, North Miami 27: Shania Swan 15 pts (3-5 3-ptrs), 3 rebs; Chardae Rumph 13 pts, 3 rebs; 3 asts, 3 stls; Fenishka Bertho 12 pts, 15 rebs, 8 blks. Nor (18-5).
GIRLS: District 14-5A Championship: American Heritage-Plantation 77, Jensen Beach 27: AH (19-7).
GIRLS: District 15-6A Championship: South Broward 54, Everglades 41: SB (20-4).
GIRLS: District 14-6A Championship: St. Thomas Aquinas 55, Dillard 42: STA (19-8).
GIRLS: District 13-6A Championship: Blanche Ely 69, Seminole Ridge 44: Ely (20-3).
GIRLS: District 16-7A Championship: Miami High 61, Palmetto 43: Plm: Sophie Wylie 14 pts (4-6 3-ptrs); Aisha Bess 7 pts, 5 rebs, 2 asts. MH (20-5).
GIRLS: District 15-7A Championship: Doral Academy 32, Flanagan 26: Dor (10-13).
GIRLS: District 14-7A Championship: Coral Springs 53, Western 50: CS (19-5).
GIRLS: District 16-2A Championship: Miami Christian 71, Archbishop Carroll 41: MC (12-14).
GIRLS: District 15-2A Championship: Horeb Christian 81, Donna Klein Jewish Academy 10: HC (15-4).
Freshman Jasen “J-Roc” Lopez of the True North boys’ basketball team scored his 1,000th career point in a 92-72 win over Lake Worth Christian.
Lopez finished with 24 points, 9 assists, 8 steals, and 4 rebounds. In 38 games, he averaged 27.5 points per game to reach the historic milestone.
St. Thomas Aquinas celebrated its latest 2023 college signees. That’s 51 athletes across eight sports.
BASEBALL: Michael Bollinger Jr.-San Jacinto College, Nicholas Falla-Chattanooga State CC, Noah Greenseid-University of Notre Dame, Michael Gutierrez-Cairn University, Brenden Hayes-Barry University, Ryan Liss-Babson College, Pavlos Piperakis-Troy University, Alexandre Ratel-St. Thomas University, Nicolas Ratel-St. Thomas University.
BASKETBALL: Karina Gordon-East Carolina University.
DIVING: Katlyn Raby-University of Notre Dame.
SAILING: Kevin Gosselin-U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Laura Hamilton-Brown University, Mary Meagher-Roger Williams University.
SOFTBALL: Raylee Leiman-NC State University, Christina Woods-Nova Southeastern University.
TRACK & FIELD: Jason Olivera-High Point University.
WATER POLO: Rebekah Harkins-Occidental College.
LACROSSE: Taylor Bank-George Washington University, Ella Bartlett-Wofford College, Kennedy Madison-William Jewell College, Adam Nigrelli-University of North Carolina, Ethan Streiner-Iona University, Bobby Windesheim-Iona University.
FOOTBALL: Gamall Augustin-Lawrence Technological University, Jaylen Bonelli-Wagner College, Jayvant Brown-University of Kentucky, Jordan Clemons-Florida International University, Justin Coles-U.S. Naval Academy, Dominic Diaz-U.S. Air Force Academy, Jackson Grier-Boise State University, Jason Hammond-University of Virginia, Isaiah Hardge-University of Colorado Boulder, Joshua Harriott-Florida Atlantic University, Hezekiah Harris-U.S. Military Academy, Rashad Henry-University of Massachusetts, Conrad Hussey Jr-Florida State University, Brian Jefferson-Webber International University, Keyshawn Johnson-Grambling State University, TeKai Kirby-University of Virginia, King Mack-Penn State University, Tabias Meline-Grambling State University, Ryan Mickow-Boston College, Milton Moss-Furman University, Devin Pein-Valdosta State University, Kimari Robinson-Duke University, Zakaih Saez-Oregon State University, Gemari Sands-Florida Atlantic University, Ethan Shawn-Florida State University, Broden Sobolewski-U.S. Military Academy, Xavier Terrell-Florida Atlantic University.
Warren Henry Auto Group, South Florida’s premier Auto Group, is pleased to announce its partnership with Tournament of Champions, INC participating as the title sponsor of the 9th Annual South Florida High School Athletic Awards.
The below student athletes have been invited to the presentation of the “Warren Henry Player of the Year” award on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. at Warren Henry Auto, 2300 NE 151st Street, North Miami 33181.
1. Collin Hurst-Western High (Presbyterian College); 2. Keyone Jenkins-Central High (FIU); 3. Mark Fletcher-St. Thomas Aquinas (UM); 4. Harlem Howard-Blanche Ely (Oregon State); 5. Christopher Johnson-Dillard (UM); 6. Greg Otten-Cardinal Gibbons; 7. Nathaniel Joseph-Edison (UM); 8. Edwin Joseph-Chaminiade-Madonna (FSU); 9. King Mack-Heritage; 10. Clayton Cannon, Jr-(Douglas); 11. Stanquan Clark-Central (Louisville); 12. David Jester-Homestead (Univ Akron); 13. Jayln Jackson-Fort Lauderdale; 14. Taron Dickens-Northwestern (Western Carolina); 15. Conrad Hussey-St. Thomas Aquinas (FSU); 16. Brandon Innis-American Heritage-Plantation; 17. Gable Hardmon-Palmetto (South Dakota); 18. Artravian Driver-South Miami; 19. Antron Williams-Westland Hialeah; 20. Mark Wilder, Jr-Doral; 21. Rueben Bain-Central (UM).
“South Florida is known as the top community for scholastic football producing more NFL athletes than any other area in the country. Since 1992, Tournament of Champions, INC has been the leader in such efforts with camps, Symposiums and all-star games,” said Wesley Frater, founder-director.
Warren Henry Auto Group now adds prestige and honor to the selection of the Player of the Year award as this is considered the local Heisman Trophy award for 7 years.
“The South Florida High School football players lead a healthy lifestyle, work hard and have true passion and love for the game, mirroring the values of Warren Henry Auto Group and making this a natural partnership,” said Warren Henry Zinn, President and CEO of Warren Henry Auto Group. “We are excited to team up and couldn’t be prouder to support Tournament of Champions, Inc. in their efforts to honor these incredible football players.”
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