By Dave Brousseau

Staff Writer

COCONUT CREEK – The opening day of The Rock Holiday Classic had its share of some solid basketball.

But it was the Grandview Prep boys’ team that put on a show.

The Pride, led by Micah Octave’s team-high 23 points, out-paced Wellington 91-71 at North Broward Prep on Thursday.

Grandview (10-1) advances to play Pine Crest (6-3), a 60-59 winner over Sagemont, in a Gold Bracket semifinal game on Friday at 5 p.m.

Grandview’s quickened transition game was too much for the Wolverines to contend with. Besides Octave’s performance, Harry Santiago added 22 points and Pedro Brown came off the bench to drop 20 points.

“When we’re able to stop teams defensively and rebound, we’re able to get it out and go,” said Grandview Prep coach Joe Dawson. “We have good guards that make great decisions and they are really quick. We were able to get a lot of easy baskets. That was a big key for us early to get on the lead and play on the lead.”

Grandview would lead 44-31 at the half and never let Wellington cut into the margin.

Wellington was led by Marvel Allen with 19 points and De’ante Perez with 17 points.

Pine Crest rallied from a 32-19 deficit against Sagemont and were able to cut into the deficit as Ausar Thompson scored the majority of his team-high 20 points in the fourth quarter.

Leo Ghiloni added 16 points to boost the Panthers rally.

The other Gold Bracket semifinal will pit North Broward Prep, a 72-47 victory over Olympic Heights, against First Academy who defeated American 60-46.

Gold Bracket

GRANDVIEW PREP 91, WELLINGTON 71

GVP (10-1): Santiago 8-5-22, Cohen 1-0-2, Octave 9-4-23, Sasser 5-0-10, Boles 6-2-15, Smith 1-0-2, Brown 7-4-20.

W (9-3): Perez 6-0-17, Frazier 3-0-7, Ruiz 4-0-8, Gedeon 0-1-1, Allen 6-7-19, Walker 2-0-6, Humber 1-2-4, Kindred 2-1-5, Green 2-0-4.

3-pointers: Brown 2, Santiago, Octave, Boles, Perez 5, Walker 2, Frazier. Half: GVP 44-31.

NORTH BROWARD PREP 72, OLYMPIC HEIGHTS 47

OH (2-6): MacKrey 2-6-10, Kaye 2-0-6, Louis Jean 1-0-2, Dzarnowski 1-0-2, Francois 1-0-2, Baquerizo 8-0-21, Sineway 2-0-4.

NBP (8-4): Schleifer 1-0-3, Denny 6-0-14, Fields 1-0-3, Ashmore 5-0-13, Abson 4-4-12, Fuentes 8-2-20, Peterson 1-0-2, Gena 1-1-3.

3-pointers: Ashmore 3, Denny 2, Fuentes 2, Fields, Schleifer, Baquerzo 5, Kaye 2. Half: NBP 32-21.

PINE CREST 60, SAGEMONT 59

S (10-4): Arca 3-5-12, Ramos 2-2-7, Ballard 3-0-8, Houssou 5-5-17, Grishaev 3-0-9, Molinor 3-2-8.

PC (6-3): Au. Thompson 8-3-20, Am. Thompson 2-4-8, Ramsay 1-0-3, Ghiloni 6-4-16, Brodsky 1-0-3, Marzouca 0-1-1, Carpio 2-1-5, Geter 1-0-2.

3-pointers: Au. Thompson, Ramsay, Brodsky, Grishaev 3, Housson 2, Arca, Ramos. Half: S 32-19.

FIRST ACADEMY 60, AMERICAN 46

A (4-4): McGill 1-0-2, Williams 2-0-5, Clark 1-3-5, Wade 2-0-4, Figueroa 1-2-4, Nimmons 2-0-4, Corredera 6-0-12, Moratrinos 4-0-8, Garcia 1-0-2.

FA (4-6): Denbesten 1-0-2, Johnson 2-1-5, Summers 1-4-6, McRae 1-0-2, Shields 8-0-20, Battle 8-1-19, Andrial 3-0-6.

3-pointers: Shields 4, Battle 2, Williams. Half: FA 35-26.

Silver Bracket

LAKE MARY PREP 77, MIAMI COUNTRY DAY 59

MCD (5-3): Richardson 3-0-7, Mendelson 2-0-5, Cooke 8-3-21, Miles 2-1-6, Feldman 2-1-6, Weisberg 1-0-2, Kohen 2-1-5, Wendrow 3-2-9.

LMP (5-3): Grady 8-2-19, Esters 4-1-9, Reardon 9-2-23, McClure 1-0-2, Williams 5-6-16, Laurlano 3-0-6, Huffman 1-0-2.

3-pointers: Reardon 3, Grady, Cooke 2, Richardson, Mendelson Wendrow, Miles, Feldman. Half: LMP 36-27.

MADISON SOUTHERN 64, LEMAN MANHATTAN 47

MS (5-3): Robinson 0-2-2, Johnson 1-0-3, Sebastian 0-2-2, Adams 1-0-2, Fugate 8-4-21, Buchanan 2-2-7, Lee 0-2-2, Conrad 1-0-2, Turner 6-2-17, Wooten 1-4-6.

LM (2-4): Hopkins 4-0-9, Laffitte 3-2-8, Owusu 1-0-2, McHayle 1-0-2, Alsberg 1-0-2, Forde 3-2-8, Pereyal 6-0-16.

3-pointers: Turner 3, Johnson, Fugate, Buchanan, Pereyal 4, Hopkins. Half: MS 30-24.

RIVERDALE 67, ORANGEWOOD CHRISTIAN 58

R (7-5): L. Klores 3-5-13, N. Seeherman 2-0-4, S. Klores 6-2-15, O’Toole 6-3-15, Khalid 1-4-6, Slott 5-0-14.

OC (6-3): Cooper 8-3-19, Negron 6-0-15, Morgan 1-0-2, St. Germain 6-0-15, Cintron 2-0-5.

3-pointers: Slott 4, L. Klores 2, S. Klores, Negron 3, St. Germain 3, Cintron. Half: R 41-23.

ST. JOHN PAUL II 63, LOYOLA 49

L: An. Naber 6-0-16, Tubridy 2-0-4, Massoud 1-0-3, Reed 3-0-6, Al. Naber 1-0-2, White 2-2-6, Martin 0-1-1, Burich 4-0-11.

SJP (7-2): Ansah 3-2-8, Hayslett 2-0-4, Louis 10-4-24, Alexander 3-0-6, Mollica 1-0-3, Sheridan 7-0-14, Whitaker 1-2-3.

3-pointers: Mollica, An. Naber 4, Burich 3, Massoud. Half: Tied 27-27.

Friday’s schedule

Gold Bracket

Championship semifinals: Pine Crest vs. Grandview Prep, 5; North Broward Prep vs. The First Academy, 6:30.

Silver Bracket

Championship semifinals: St. John Paul II vs. Riverdale, 2; Madison Southern vs. Lake Mary Prep, 3:30.

Gold Bracket

Consolation semifinals: Wellington vs. Sagemont, 5; American vs. Olympic Heights, 6:30.

Silver Bracket

Consolation semifinals: Loyola vs. Orangewood Christian, 2; Leman Manhattan vs. Miami Country Day, 3:30

 

 

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