Local Roundup: FSDB wins Mason-Dixon tourney


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FSDB wins Mason Dixon

Second seeded Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind won the 66th annual Mason-Dixon Boys Basketball Tournament hosted by Alabama School for the Deaf in Talladega. The Dragons defeated host Alabama in Saturday's championship game, 55-46, to win the Mason Dixon title for the sixth time. The last time they won was 2014. With the tournament field limited to six teams because several others were snowed in and could not make the trip, the format was changed to pool play, with FSDB beating Louisiana 35-21 and Alabama 51-43. FSDB (11-6) then beat Virginia 46-15 in the semifinals.

"As anyone associated with this tournament can attest, it is quite difficult to beat Alabama on their home court. And we did it twice," FSDB coach Eric LeFors said.

FSDB's Yahir Rodriguez was named the tournament MVP and won the 3-point contest. Rodriguez was joined on the all-tournament team by Quintin Galpine, Samy Vital and Wallace Burrell. Rodriguez scored 26 points in the title game.

GIRLS SOCCER

MENENDEZ 8

PALATKA 0

The Falcons advanced to Wednesday’s District 4-3A semifinal Monday night. Allie McMandon scored four goals to give her a county-best 30 for the season. Isa Damus, Shelby Brim, Lauren Kelly and Ahnalie Layman also scored for the Falcons (11-6). Sophomore midfielder Morgan Schooley produced three assists for the second straight game to give her 14 for the season. Menendez will host the winner of Clay and Orange Park at 7:30 p.m.. A win would secure a second straight regional playoff berth.

NEASE 8

MIDDLEBURG 0

Nease ran its unbeaten streak to 17 matches after mauling Middleburg on Monday night in the District 4-4A tournament quarterfinals. Nease (17-2-1) will play Creekside (11-4-4) in the semifinals Wednesday night at 5:30 at Bartram Trail High School. Creekside beat the Panthers 2-1 in extra time in a 2017 District 4-4A tournament semifinal in its run to Class 4A state championship game.

BOYS SOCCER

PONTE VEDRA 4

BISHOP KENNY 2

Steven Sifontes scored a hat trick and David Morales added another to lead Ponte Vedra to a non-district win Friday night. The Sharks (10-4-1) will close the regular season today against undefeated Fleming Island (16-0-2).

COLLEGE TRACK

Duffie de Tassigny 1st in mile

Flagler College's Heloise Duffie de Tassigny won the women's mile run with a time of 5:02.59 at the Emory Crossplex Invitational on Sunday at the Birmingham (Ala.) Crossplex.  She was joined by teammate Lauren Penkala, who finished fifth with a time of 5:07.68.  Duffie de Tassigny also finished fifth place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:19.08. Penkala finished in eight place at 2:23.83. Sara Davis, an All-American volleyball player, made her debut in the shot put.

On the men's side, Anthony Colasanti finished eighth in the mile in the collegiate division with a time of 4:28.80.  Trenton Liberty and Crisman Jones finished in 11th and 13, respectively, in the 3000-meter run.

COLLEGE TENNIS

Flagler College’s Lizanne Jinkertz was selected to the preseason All-Peach Belt Conference women's first team Monday. Lukas Storck was selected to the men's second team.

 

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