The Florida high school basketball playoffs continued on from Thursday through Friday and included many district final matches. Here’s a look at the top games and highlight the best performances.
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CLASS 3A DISTRICT 16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Riviera 70, Ransom 42
The Bulldogs (22-6) dismantled Ransom Everglades (24-4) the entire night; capturing their second consecutive district title. Riviera came into the season as the best team in South Florida and have continued to show it in spurts. If they can remain healthy and in rhythm, they’ll be back in Lakeland to compete for a State Championship.
CLASS 7A DISTRICT 15 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Miami High 68, Columbus 62
Justin Neely had 27 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists, Taderrius Davis added 11 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks as Miami High captured back-to-back District Championships.
CLASS 2A DISTRICT 16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Schoolhouse Prep 87, Hebrew Academy 46
Schoolhouse Prep breezed through District 16, with an average win margin of 40.5 points. Anthony Lopez Jr scored a game-high 23 points in the win. Jimel Cofer Jr added 12 points and 9 rebounds.
CLASS 6A DISTRICT 16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Mater Academy 82, South Miami 65
Mater Academy dominated from the jump, taking a 25-10 lead in the first quarter and would never be stopped. The Lions takes the throne as the best team in Miami (for now), however both teams will move onto the regional playoffs.
CLASS 7A DISTRICT 16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Braddock 65, Palmetto 61
Junior Andy Chavez scored a game-high 34 points on 75% shooting as the Bulldogs captured the District title.
CLASS 4A DISTRICT 16 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Gulliver 75, Key West 47
The Gulliver Prep Raiders continued to cruise by District 16 after a blowout over Miami Sunset on Friday. The Raiders win their 2nd district title in 3 years.
CLASS 5A DISTRICT 14 BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
Northeast 49, Pembroke Pines Charter 42
Northeast may have pulled off the upset of the season, ending the Jaguars 21-game winning streak.