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By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer In the previous 22 years of the boys BCAA Big 8 Basketball Tournament, two teams in this years’ field standout. Led by legendary coaches Darryl Burrows and Eugene Richardson, Dillard and Boyd Anderson Have combined for 12 titles over 19 appearances in the championship final. By no means does that…

February 4, 2020

By Dave Brousseau Staff writer When the 23rd annual BCAA Girls Big 8 basketball tournament begins Thursday at South Plantation High, its anyone’s guess if there’s a clear-cut favorite, Regardless, among the four teams representing District 14-6A (Blanche Ely, Dillard, Nova and St. Thomas Aquinas), it’s a solid bet one will be the last team…

January 29, 2020

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – Alex Hoover of Western scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers as Broward completed a swept Miami-Dade in the girls South Florida All-Star basketball games at Stranahan High on Saturday. Hoover, who made three of her shots behind the arc in the second half, was named the game…

March 16, 2019

BOYS REGIONAL BASKETBALL PAIRINGS Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals (Games at 7 p.m. unless noted) CLASS 9A: Jupiter (20-8) at Wellington (23-6); Western (19-9) at Cypress Bay (18-6); Pembroke Pines Charter (11-14) at North Miami (20-7). CLASS 8A: Forest Hill (25-3) at Blanche Ely (21-6); McArthur (18-9) at Mater Academy (15-5). CLASS 7A: Dillard (18-6) at Boyd…

February 22, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer SUNRISE — Western and Cypress Bay posted victories Monday night to advance to the Class 9A-District 12 Tournament championship game. Western routed South Plantation, 67-22, in a contest played with a running clock the entire second half. Cypress Bay held off host Piper High, 45-41. The Wildcats (18-8) and Lightning…

February 12, 2019

  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

The BCAA/BARWIS Boys Big 8 Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale High. Miramar, the defending Big 8 champion, returns and begins its defense when they play Coral Springs Charter on Thursday at 6:30. Opening quarterfinal games are Western vs. Dillard at 6:30 and Cooper City vs. Blanche Ely, the defending Class 8A state champ…

February 5, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer HOLLYWOOD — Stranahan trailed South Miami by double-digits for much of Saturday night’s Broward-Dade tilt in the RMF Magazine Respect Series 5 showdown at Chaminade-Madonna Prep. The Class 6A Dragons got to within 50-47 with 1:33 to play and had a chance to tie, but junior Dave Herard’s 3-pointer with…

January 13, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer RIVIERA BEACH — Senior Damari Monsanto poured in 27 points to power Western past Lakeland High, 65-61, Friday on Day 1 of the two-day Charger Classic at Suncoast High School. Lakeland trailed by just two, 63-61, and had Iowa State recruit Luke Anderson going to the free-throw line to shoot…

January 4, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE — Western High senior Damari Monsanto has a history with Stranahan. “I played against this team a lot,” said Monsanto, who faced the Dragons twice last year as a junior at American Heritage-Plantation. “They’ve been beating us and I had to get me one back. So our team…

December 4, 2018