2020 #PBCHOOPS Regional Final Preview and Predictions (South Florida)
It’s the Elite 8. Things are getting tight, South Florida teams including four from Palm Beach County are looking to punch tickets to State.
Tuesday Pick Record: #PBCHOOPS 12-4 (Overall 36-18) D Franklin 12-4 (Overall 36-18)
Region 4-2A Regional Final
Grandview Prep 59 vs Schoolhouse Prep 64
Coming into the season this looked like the matchup that would decide the Region 4-2A bid to state. Schoolhouse Prep has been steady all season and gone up against the states best no matter the classification, notching wins over Chaminade-Madonna, Stranahan and University School. Grandview Prep looks to be getting it all together at the right time, they head into this matchup as the underdog and will need to play a solid to come out on top.
DF Prediction: Schoolhouse Prep
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Grandview Prep
Winner: Schoolhouse Prep
Region 3-3A Final
Saint Andrew's 83 vs Santa Fe Catholic 62
Saint Andrew's laid it all on the line Tuesday night and defeated three-time defending state champion Westminster Academy on it's home floor. Now the Scot's travel to Lakeland a few days early to play for a chance to return back next week. Santa Fe Catholic is the FHSAA State Overall #1 team holding a record of 27-2 after defeating Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 48-41 on Tuesday night. Saint Andrew's will not be fazed, they have played a brutal schedule all season going up against Broward and Dade counties best. Saint Andrew's is built for this matchup and after being in the same spot last year as they came up short at home. They look to get a big victory on the road and advance to the State Final 4.
DF Prediction: Saint Andrew's
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Saint Andrew's
Winner: Saint Andrew’s
Region 4-3A Final
Riviera Prep vs Chaminade-Madonna
Tons of talent on the floor in this one, should be close.
DF Prediction: Chaminade
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Chaminade
Region 4-4A Final
Stranahan 58 vs Gulliver Prep 54
Stranahan has proven they are a team that can get it done this time of year. Tuesday they took down two-time defending champs University School and now hit the road again to face a hot Gulliver Prep squad.
DF Prediction: Stranahan
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Stranahan
Region 4-5A Semifinal
Pembroke Pines Charter 72 vs Okeechobee 55
This is a classic "David vs Goliath" matchup. Pines Charter went into the playoffs as the ranked #1 team in the class, they are well coached and loaded with prospects that will play at the next level. They look like the odds on favorite bring home the title. Yet, in this new "March Madness" style FHSAA playoff, Okeechobee is the classic "CINDERELLA" (Yes ALL CAPS). The little known school out west just north of the lake is making the big boys take notice. They are 26-2, have home court and already taken down Suncoast and Boyd Anderson. All this after giving Dillard all they could handle in last years regional, losing by one point in OT. It will be a madhouse, pick against Okeechobee at your own risk.
DF Prediction: Okeechobee
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Okeechobee
Winner: Pines Charter
Region 4-6A Final
Dillard 71 vs Mater Academy 58
Big boy matchup literally and figuratively. Two of South Florida's best big men Dillard's Jaylen Haynes and Mater's Malik Reneau go head to head for a chance to win a state title. This will be their first meeting of the season and both teams are loaded. Should be one of the best games of the night.
DF Prediction: Dillard
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Dillard
Region 3-7A Final
Park Vista 61 vs Forest Hill 71
The first meeting was totally dominated by Forest Hill as they ran Park Vista out the gym 107-75 in December. Forest Hill hasn't looked back and has been dominant all season. It will take a total team effort for any team to beat them let alone a team they've already beat by 30. Park Vista however is not the same team, they looked like a deer in the headlights first time around. This time they come in highly confident off the heels of three straight come from behind victories, all going down to the buzzer. The Cobras are a team of destiny.
DF Prediction: Forest Hill
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Park Vista
Winner: Forest Hill
Region 4-7A Final
Western vs Miramar
Western is clicking at the right time going up against a tested Miramar squad looking to make it back to Lakeland for the second time in the last three years.
DF Prediction: Western
#PBCHOOPS Prediction Miramar
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