By: Matt Rothman
The Coral Springs High School girls’ basketball team was the highlight of the District Championship this week.
The Lady Colts came into the District Tournament as the two seeds after going 12-6 in the regular season and beat Coral Glades behind a record-setting performance in the opening round 110-11. CSHS then beat Cypress Bay 53-52 and top-seeded Western High School 52-47 for their fourth District title.
Coral Glades finished the season 1-12 and had their only win against J.P. Taravella on January 27. The Trojans also ended their season in the District Quarterfinals against Cooper City High School 46-27. JPT went 4-7 this year with wins over Miramar, Hallandale, Pompano Beach, and Plantation High School.
Coral Springs Charter had a terrific regular season, going 15-5 to get the third seed and dominating Glades Central 64-19 to move on to the semifinals. They went on to fall 48-37 against North Broward Prep but will play Sports Leadership and Management in Regionals on Wednesday, February 14 at 7 p.m. SLAM comes in as the one seed, while the CSC girls soccer team finished their season with a 3-0 loss against NSU University in the Regional Quarterfinals.
The CSHS boys basketball team came into the postseason as the top seed after going 20-4 during the regular season. The Colts, who also won their first BCAA Championship in school history, received a bye in the opening round before losing 30-29 against Cypress Bay High School in the Semifinals behind 11 points from Alex Pierre Louis.
Coral Glades went 13-12 this year and opened the postseason with a matchup against Cooper City High School. The Jaguars won 60-44, with Tahir Bond, Constantine Pierre, and Dylan Burrowes all scoring in double figures. The Jaguars lost in the District Semifinals against Western High School 52-50 despite 29 points from Bond.
The Colts and Jaguars are set to play in the Regional Quarterfinals on Thursday, February 15, at 7 p.m. The COlts are seeded second and beat Coral Glades 63-45 in their only meeting this year.
J.P. Taravella was seeded fourth after going 15-6 during the regular season but lost 53-51 against Cypress Bay High School. Coral Springs Charter went 1-19 and then lost against Calvary Christian Academy 77-33 in the opening round.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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