A memorable Tuesday night featured the end of the season for several Miami-Dade squads such as Westminster and Miami High. Take a look at the markey games taking place Friday as teams look to claim the regional championship and move onto states.
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#2 Gulliver Prep (23-6) vs #5 Stranahan (21-9) Class 4A Regional Finals
Gulliver Prep improved their home-record to 15-0 Tuesday night as they defeated Pine Crest, a team they lost to earlier in the season on the road, 66-61.
Stranahan was arguably the talk of the week, after defeating University School in an overtime buzzer-beater to upset the former state champions, 63-61. Stranahan lost to U School in their district finals, 72-62, making this shocking victory even sweeter.
Due to being the higher seed, Gulliver will be at home to a packed gym as they look to reach their ultimate goal, a state championship.
Inade Legiste and Stranahan will look to bring a reginal championsip to Fort Lauderdale on Friday in what is expected to be another thriller.
This will be the first time both squads will meet this season.
#1 Chaminade-Madonna (21-8) vs #2 Riviera Prep (24-6) Class 3A Regional Finals
Riviera Prep continued their dominant season in search for another state championship run as they defeated Westminster Christian Tuesday night, 63-55.
Chaminade-Madonna look dominant against Miami Country Day, blowing them out by 46, winning 85-39. Johnny O’Neil and Andre Weir both had 20 points in the emphatic victory.
Home-court will be on Chaminade-Madonna’s side due to seeding purposes, they hold a 9-4 record at home while Riviera is 4-1 when on the road.
This will be the first time they face each other this season in an exciting Regional Final game.
#1 Mater Academy Charter (25-4) vs #2 Dillard (22-7) Class 6A Regional Finals
Malik Reneau and Mater Academy were victors to the Regional Semi-Final reivalry against South Miami on Tuesday, winning 61-58.
Mater defended home-court and won their third game against South Miami this season to advance to the Regional Finals as they are just one game away from states.
Ivan Reynolds led the way with 22 points as Dillard took home a 86-72 victory against Martin County.
This matchup marks the Game Of The Week as Mater is ranked as the 8th best team in Florida while Dillard is 13th.
It will be the first time these teams square up this season. Mater will have home-court advantage due to seeding.
#1 Schoolhouse Prep (19-8) vs #2 Grandview Prep (20-7) Class 2A Regional Finals
Schoolhouse Prep has demolished every team by 33+ points in their last 5 games, the most recent victim being Lake Worth Christian, defeating them 76-43.
Melvin Diaz and Grandview Prep took down Champagnat Catholic in a impressive 62-52 victory.
Jimel Cofer Jr. and Schoolhouse are heavy favorites for this matchup, with talent varying from all positions on the court.
As every game, it will be the first time these teams matchup in the season.