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By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer POMPANO BEACH – The Dillard boys basketball team made a clear statement on Saturday. They are ready to compete for a Class 6A state title. Led by Chandler Mack’s 27 points, the Panthers defeated Blanche Ely 82-65 for the District 14-6A title on Saturday at Blanche Ely High. Dillard’s 17-point…

February 16, 2020

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer POMPANO BEACH – The Blanche Ely boys basketball team is living on the edge of playoff longevity. Still the expectation is to play for a state title in early March. If the Tigers want to play for the third straight title, coach Melvin Randall made it clear prior to their…

February 12, 2020

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer LAKELAND — Legendary coach Melvin Randall earned his record ninth state championship in Blanche Ely’s 57-52 victory over Bradenton Lakewood Ranch in the Class 8A state title game at RP Funding Center. Randall has won seven state championships at the helm of the Tigers after winning two at Deerfield Beach. “I’m…

March 10, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer LAKELAND – This Blanche Ely victory was one was for the ages. With 3.8 seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, Malachi Hazelton stood at the free throw line. Calm and confident, the junior forward sank both attempts. That great comeback in the Tigers state Final Four history was…

March 9, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer POMPANO BEACH – Khalilah Camacho Ali, first wife of boxing legend and former Heavyweight Champion of the World, Muhammad Ali has seen and been through a lot in her life. Thursday was a first for the former model and actress as she attended the Class 8A regional quarterfinal boys’ basketball…

February 22, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer POMPANO BEACH – Much of Blanche Ely’s current 14-game win streak has had a variety of different players step when called upon. That was the case during the Tigers 71-61 victory over Palm Beach Lakes in a Class 8A regional quarterfinal on Tuesday at Blanche Ely High. The Tigers (21-7)…

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – If the Blanche Ely/Dillard boys basketball rivalry wasn’t big enough already, it went up a notch on Saturday. And for Ely, the just keep finding a way to win championships. Senior forward Joshua Scott sank four straight free throws to help lead Ely to a 67-64 victory…

February 10, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE — Blanche Ely and Dillard will meet Saturday night in the championship game of the 22nd BCAA Boys Big 8 Tournament being played at Fort Lauderdale High. Blanche Ely defeated Miramar, 64-59, on Friday night to advance to the final, while Dillard took down Deerfield Beach, 51-39. It…

February 9, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – For the fifth time in the 22-year history of the BCAA/BARWIS boys Big 8 Tournament, Blanche Ely and Dillard will play the championship. Dillard clinched its spot in Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. final with a 51-39 over Deerfield Beach in a semifinal at Fort Lauderdale High on Friday….

  By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – The Blanche Ely boys basketball team has been to this dance many times before. The Tigers have reached BCAA/BARWIS Big 8 boys basketball finals eight times, winning it four. Advantage Ely vs. Cooper City in their quarterfinal game on Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale High. The Tigers…

February 7, 2019
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