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Boys hoops: Cardinal Newman’s Kaleb Fitzgerald hits 1,000-point scoring mark

  • 9:57 am Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Cardinal Newman guard Kaleb Fitzgerald reached the 1,000-point career scoring mark last month. (Post file photo)

Kaleb Fitzgerald reached a career milestone in boys hoops last month, eclipsing the 1,000-point scoring mark in a win over Palm Beach Lakes. [More]

Girls basketball: Lake Worth-Boca Raton tops regional semifinal schedule

  • 7:00 am Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Tracey Kemp of Boca Raton loses possession in a turnover during the first period of the matchup against Lake Worth at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, January 29, 2016. (Daniel Owen / The Palm Beach Post)

Only two games separate six Palm Beach County teams from the state playoffs in Lakeland.

Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Suncoast, Cardinal Newman, Benjamin and Grandview Prep survived last week’s regional quarterfinals and earned the right to play Tuesday. All games are Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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Class 8A

Lake Worth (19-8) at Boca Raton (23-5): These two teams are far from the strangers. The Bobcats and Trojans have met three times this season, with Boca winning all three games by an average of nearly 23 points. The two squared off as recently as Jan. 29, when the Bobcats beat the Trojans by [More]

Girls basketball: Newman, Gardens, Boca lead county teams into regional quarterfinals

  • 7:00 am Thursday, February 4th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Tracey Kemp of Boca Raton loses possession in a turnover during the first period of the matchup against Lake Worth at John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, January 29, 2016. (Daniel Owen / The Palm Beach Post)

The district tournaments have all wrapped up and 16 Palm Beach County teams have made it to the regional playoffs.

The 16 teams square off in 14 games that will all start at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Here are the games:

Class 8A
Lake Worth (18-8) at Palm Beach Gardens (19-5)
Wellington (19-8) at Boca Raton (22-5)

Class 7A
Pompano Beach-Ely (17-5) at West Boca Raton (17-8)
Palm Beach Lakes (14-7) at Fort Lauderdale (17-8)

Class 5A
Hallandale (13-13) at Suncoast (21-3)

Class 4A
St. Andrew’s (18-3) at Fort Lauderdale-Cardinal Gibbons (19-4)
Clewiston (3-15) at Cardinal Newman (25-1)
Oxbridge Academy (14-10) at Fort Pierce-Lincoln Park (19-3)

Class 3A
Yeshiva (15-7) at Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy (21-5)
Sagemont (7-15) [More]

Boys basketball: Grandview Prep tops 2A state poll; Wellington, Dwyer, St. Andrew’s also ranked

  • 10:00 am Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Shawn Occeus and Grandview Prep hold the No. 1 state ranking in Class 2A. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Unbeaten Grandview Prep held its No. 1 spot in the Class 2A boys basketball state poll released Tuesday, while Wellington, Dwyer and St. Andrew’s also earned state rankings. [More]

Girls basketball: Boca Raton named No. 1 8A team in state poll; five other teams ranked

  • 5:00 pm Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Boca Raton's Grace Marko goes up for a shot during a girls basketball game on Dec. 3 against Lake Worth on Dec. 3, 2015. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

The Bobcats are the top team in the largest class in this week’s Florida Association of Basketball Coachers/Source Hoops poll.

Boca Raton moved past Flagler Palm Coast, which it beat in a tournament on Jan. 9, to the top spot in Class 8A.

Cardinal Newman, the No. 1 team in this week’s Post Top 10, was ranked second in Class 4A. Oxbridge Academy and St. Andrew’s are ranked Nos. 5 and 7 in 4A, respectively.

Benjamin is seventh in Class 3A, and Suncoast is No. 8 in Class 5A. Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth each earned honorable mentions in Class 8A.

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Girls hoops: Cardinal Newman, Boca, Gardens finish the season leading Palm Beach County

  • 1:05 pm Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Grace Marko  dribbles up the court in the Bobcats' win against Lake Worth on Dec. 3. (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post)

The district tournaments start today, so that means there is only one last girls basketball poll this season.

Cardinal Newman finishes the regular season in the same spot as it has the last few weeks, leading the pack as the sole one-loss team in the county. Boca Raton is behind the Crusaders once again, as the Bobcats had last week off. Gardens, coming off a blowout of ranked Palm Beach Lakes, keeps the third spot, while Suncoast continues its winning streak and sticks at No. 4.

Benjamin joins those four teams in the top 5, jumping ahead of St. Andrew’s with three [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the 2015-16 district tournaments

  • 7:00 am Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein

The regular season is over and done with, and it’s time for Palm Beach County teams to fight for district titles.

District 9-8A
Favorite: Palm Beach Gardens
Prediction: Palm Beach Gardens over Wellington in the final
Semifinal and championship games at Wellington.
Wednesday
(5) Seminole Ridge at (4) Palm Beach Central, 7 p.m.
Thursday
Seminole Ridge/Palm Beach Central winner vs. (1) Palm Beach Gardens, 6 p.m; (3) Jupiter vs. (2) Wellington, 6 p.m.;
Friday
Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 10-8A
Favorite: Boca Raton
Prediction: Boca Raton over Lake Worth in the final
Semifinal and championship games at John I. Leonard.
Monday
(7) Santaluces at (2) Lake Worth, 7 p.m.
Tuesday
(6) John I. Leonard at (3) Atlantic, 7 p.m.; (5) Park Vista at (4) [More]