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Good start to the wrestling season for Mater Lakes Academy. Plus basketball and soccer results

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Returning from a solid 2020-21 season and good off-season, the Mater Lakes Academy wrestling team was short-handed but still won the H-Town Throwdown at Hialeah Gardens High School.

The Bears, coached by Brandon Neifeld, celebrated three individual champions and several place finishers en route to the team title.

Champions: 113lbs. Anthony Odell; 145lbs. Azakin Sejour; HWT Ethan Vergara.

Runners-up: 126lbs. Emmanuel Celestin; 132lbs. Dylan Garcia; 170lbs. Calogero Mazzrillo.

3rd place: 160lbs. Eric Hodge; 220lbs. Damian Soto.

4th place: 106lbs. Kellen Mesina; 120lbs. Malikai Badillo; 152 lbs. Bryan Picallo.

Team scores: 1. Mater Lakes Academy 248; 2. Palmetto 238.5; 3. Miami Beach Senior 229; 4. Doral Academy 190.5; 5. Barbara Goleman 145; 6. Ferguson 88; 7. Braddock 85; 7. Dr. Krop 85; 9. Killian 71; 10. Hialeah Gardens 64; 11. North Miami 60; 12. Coral Shores 59; 13. Coral Reef 51; 14. Sunset 44; 15. Coral Park 43; 16. Pace 34.

Mater Lakes Academy hosts the Bear Down Duals on Saturday.

Basketball

The Columbus boys’ basketball team (4-0) handed visiting district rival Miami High (3-1) its first loss of the season, 84-56.

The Explorers took a 12-point lead into halftime and maintained a 12-point lead when the third quarter ended. Columbus stepped up its attack in the fourth with sharpshooting freshman guard Benny Fragela making three of his six 3-pointers.

Freshmen Cameron and Cayden Boozer and Fragela combined for 64 points. Cayden Boozer scored 26 points inside the paint, while twin Cameron totaled 18 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. Miami High senior forward Kuran Bryant led all scorers with 34 points.

COL: Velasquez, Jalen 5; Boozer, Cayden 26; Hueso, Nicholas 4; Miranda, Angelo 2; Bess, Garyn 4; Boozer, Cameron 18; Noriega, Kevin 3; Fragela, Benny 20; Abdullahi, Malik 2. MH: Garcia, Brandon 3; Robinson, Romari 4; Mercada, Edwin 2; Torriente, Yasmani 7; Polonco, Jesus 4; Bryant, Kuran 34; Rivas, Jesus 2. Half: COL 38-26. 3-Ptrs: Velasquez, Hueso, Boozer (Cameron) 3, Fragela 6, Garcia Polanco.

More Basketball

BOYS: Braddock 46 , Coral Park 39: BRD: Suarez 13, Gonzalez 9, Bensallam 7, Perez 7, Zenck 6, Allen 2, Mirabal 2. CP: Rodriguez 13, Ali 9, Perez 6, Brito 5, Uzcategui 4, Fernandez 2. Half: CP 16-10. 3-Ptrs: Gonzalez 1, Perez 1, Suarez 1. Rebs: Allen 6, Perez 6, Bensallam 5. Asts: Bensallam 4. Stls: Allen 4, Bensallam 2, Perez 2, Suarez 2. BRD (3-3).

BOYS: Ransom Everglades 65, Coral Shores 47 at FTX Arena.

BOYS: St. Brendan 80, Somerset Silver Palms-Homestead 64: SB: Duque 22, Diaz 21, Alicea 18, Navarro 7, Kettel 6, Alvarez 3, Varela 3. SSP: Delgado 20, Salazar 20, Reimondo 13, Suczo 9, Rosario 2. 3-Ptrs: Duque 6, Alicea 5, Alvarez 1, Varela 1.

BOYS: True North 63, Miami Christian 59: J-Roc Lopez 25 pts; Boosie Swan 12 pts; Ali Brown 5 pts, 9 rbs; Ryan Rodriguez 13 pts with 2 clutch 3-pointers with less than 2 minutes to seal the victory.

GIRLS: Lourdes 64, Coral Gables 16: Sanchez 7, Mayor 12, Llevat 2, Duran 5, Rodriguez 3, Diaz 4, Perez 5, Picasso 12, Schutzen 2, Serrano 3, Luna 7, Falero 2. Rebs: Piccaso 12, Diaz 4. Asts: Llevat 3, Mayor 3. Stls: Piccaso 5, Sanchez 3.

Lourdes vs. Coral Gables girls’ basketball.
Lourdes vs. Coral Gables girls’ basketball.

GIRLS: Ransom Everglades 38, Coral Shores 28.

Soccer

GIRLS: LaSalle 0, Westminster Christian 0: LaS Gkp Ashley Fonseca shutout; WC Gkp Zoie Zelenak shutout. LaS (6-1-1); WC (6-0-2).

GIRLS: Mater Academy 8, International Studies 0: Cristina Sanchez 3 goals; Kaila Gonzalez 2 goals; Natalia Acevedo 1 goal, 3 assists. MAC (2-1).

GIRLS: Mater Academy 1, North Miami 0: Kaitlyn Gil 1 goal; Natalia Acevedo 1 assist; Gkp Sophia Tercero shutout. MA (3-1).

GIRLS: Pines Charter 1, Cypress Bay 0: Jada Cabrera winning goal; Gkp Madison Casanova 7th shutout. PC (5-0-2).

GIRLS: Ransom Everglades 3, Boca Raton-St. Andrew’s 1.

GIRLS: St. Brendan 4, Gulliver Prep 1: Kyara Ormazabal 2 goals; Olivia Laracuente 1 goal; Emi Rincon 1 goal. StB (7-2).

GIRLS: St. Thomas Aquinas 4, Carrollton 0: Player of the Game Brianna Duncan 2 goals; McKenzie Masterson 1 goal; Rachel Pellisary 1 goal; Gkp Alex Carpintero shutout. STA (8-1).

GIRLS: True North 4, Somerset Silver Palms-Homestead 1: Aliyana Henry 2 goals; Jennifer Pena 1 goal; Isabella Marin 1 goal; Cam Corwin 2 assists; Mila Sirilnuk 1 assist.

BOYS: Cardinal Gibbons 3, Coral Glades 1: Danny Perret-Gentile 2 goals; Deni Rivard 1 goal; Jason Trujillo 1 assist; Thomas Vera 1 assist; Luke Marshall 1 assist. CG (7-0-2).

BOYS: Coral Gables 6, Miami High 3: Etienne Montigny 2 goals, 2 assists; Jesus Sandoval 2 goals; Eden Sobalvarro 1 goal, 2 assists; Jordan Bueso 1 goal, 1 assist; Lucas Mateos 1 assist. CG (7-1).

BOYS: Krop 4, Columbus 1: Noah Zarlenga 2 goals, 1 assist; Teo Candido 2 goals; Tiago Pillado 2 assists. Krop (4-1).

BOYS: Miami Beach 3, Goleman 0: Isrrael Rodriguez 2 goals; Luccas Liranzo 1 goal; Mikel Gardoqui 1 assist; Gkp Ethan Zaldivar 4th shutout. MB (7-0-1).

BOYS: St. Thomas Aquinas 3, Fort Lauderdale 1: Sean Koontz goal (assist Diego Lara); Zach Allman goal (assist Joaquin Cassina); Niko Lehoczky goal. STA (8-2-1).

Submit results

For high schools in Broward and Miami-Dade, if you have varsity results, top performers and stats for this column, email hssports@miamiherald.com.

They will run in the newspaper and online. Photos accepted, too. No deadline. Send after the game, the next day or weekly. You will be alerted when it will appear in the newspaper and online.

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Roundup compiled by Jim Varsallone

jvarsallone@miamiherald.com

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