Prep roundup: Raiders end slide at Warner
Jeremiah Gilyard scored eight points and Michael Brooks added six points in the final quarter as the Crescent City High School boys basketball team defeated host South Daytona Warner Christian, 51-46, Thursday night to end a three-game losing streak.
Gilyard finished with a game-high 21 points, while Brooks wound up with 13 points for the Raiders (6-9), who will play Saturday morning at Port Orange Atlantic in the Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase against Cocoa.
n Outscored 17-5 in the first quarter, Palatka’s comeback attempt ran out of steam in the final minutes of a 42-38 loss to visiting Menendez.
“We started out slow. Once we started playing, we got back in the game, but then fouls and turnovers killed our momentum,” said PHS coach Craig Washington, whose team dropped to 7-14 overall and 2-4 in District 5-6A.
Elexus Banks scored 13 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made five steals for the Panthers before fouling out. Rickeria Summers had eight points, five rebounds and three steals. Lar’Quiera Watts and Shi’ayna McCaskill had six rebounds and Shar’Ray Johnson made three steals.
n Erin Sullivan scored with seven minutes left to propel Crescent City into a 3-3 tie with host Umatilla.
Jenny Galvan helped to rally the Raiders (3-14-3) from a 2-0 halftime deficit with a goal off a Sullivan assist. After Umatilla made it 3-1, Galvan scored her 23rd goal of the season off a Laura Cruz assist. Sullivan’s goal came off a Galvan assist, Galvan’s first of the year.
Liz Conseulos had four saves and gave up all three Umatilla goals, while Joanna Aragon came in for her after the second-half water break and stopped four shots without allowing another Umatilla goal.
The Raiders finish the regular season tonight with a match at home with Palatka.
n Visiting Interlachen dropped its regular-season finale with Keystone Heights, 3-1, to fall to 3-16-1.
Cory Lloyd scored her third goal of the season off a 25-yard free kick in the first half for the Rams, who got 15 saves from goalkeeper Amanda Quinby. The Rams will face the same Indians in the opening round of the District 5-2A tournament Tuesday night at Fort White.
n Three goals in each half propelled host Keystone Heights to a 6-1 win over Interlachen in a District 5-2A matchup.
Daniel Perez scored off a Ricardo Aviles assist in the second half to break up Keystone Heights’ shutout attempt. Juan Espinoza had 10 saves and gave up all six goals, while Mike Morales had no saves and no goals allowed in a short stint for the Rams (5-8-1 overall, 3-7-1 in district).
The Rams finish their district regular-season schedule with a 5 p.m. match Saturday at Santa Fe.