[UPDATED SCORES 7:23AM 2/24/21] 2021 #PBCHOOPS Regional Semifinal Preview and Predictions ALL South Florida (2A-7A)

Only six #PBCHOOPS teams remain on the Road to Lakeland, all of which have won state titles in their respective program history.

In addition all six teams ended the regular season ranked in the final Public and Private Schools #PBCHOOPSTOP5 Poll:

#1's Martin County & Grandview Prep
#2 Saint Andrew's
#3 Dwyer
#4's Wellington & Atlantic Christian

We now move to Regional Sweet 16 tournament, here's a breakdown of the regions for all South Florida teams including predictions from master prognosticator RMF Magazine co-founder Jean-Camille Dubuisson (who went 24-3 last week) and long time #PBCHOOPS contributor Derrick Franklin:

Regional Playoff Preview and Predictions

Last Week Pick Record: #PBCHOOPS 20-7 D Franklin 19-8 RMF 24-3

All games 7PM Tuesday February 23, 2021. Host team is listed last/second.

2A State Championship Bracket

Region 4-2A

Atlantic Christian 50 vs Grandview Prep 60

Intriguing matchup of two teams playing extremely well at moment. Atlantic Christian has won 6 straight after starting the season 3-4. Grandview Prep ended the season #1 in the #PBCHOOPS Private School poll but has flown under the radar attracting very little attention. The winner of this game is in the driver seat on the Road to Lakeland.

RMF Prediction: Grandview Prep

DF Prediction: Grandview Prep

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Grandview Prep

Winner: Grandview Prep

Brito 68 vs Miami Christian 40

Although the southern part of the 2A bracket hasn't looked as powerful as years past, Miami Christian still finds itself two wins away from a Final Four trip. In its way is Brito which has been the top team all season in 2A down souh.

RMF Prediction: Brito

DF Prediction: Miami Christian

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Miami Christian

Winner: Brito

3A State Championship Bracket

Region 3-3A

Holy Trinity 44 vs Santa Fe Catholic 65

RMF Prediction:

DF Prediction: Santa Fe

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Santa Fe

Winner: Santa Fe

Saint Andrew's 58 vs Calvary Christian 61

Heavy weight battle of two teams that have been on a collision course since early summer. Calvary Christian is looking to head back to Lakeland for the first time since its 2017 state title. Saint Andrew's is confident and has the ace in the hole Josh Minnott. Both teams have played monster competition all season and are battle tested. This will be a highly competitive game with great talent.

RMF Prediction: Calvary Christian

DF Prediction: Calvary Christian

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Saint Andrew's

Winner: Calvary Christian

Region 4-3A

Chaminade-Madonna 59 vs Miami Country Day 65

Chaminade is looking for a repeat trip to Lakeland with a completely different staff this year headed by Melvin Randall. Miami Country Day started off rocky but has closed the season winning its last 5 games. Chaminade has won its last 6 games.

RMF Prediction: Chaminade

DF Prediction: Chaminade

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Miami Country Day

Winner: Miami Country Day

Archbishop Carroll 69 vs Florida Christian 68

Archbishop Carroll picked up a big win over Westminster Christian to advance to the semifinal round. Now take on a Florida Christian squad that has been one of the top teams in South Florida all season.

RMF Prediction: Florida Christian

DF Prediction: Florida Christian

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Archbishop Carroll

Winner: Archbishop Carroll

4A State Championship Bracket

Region 4-4A

North Broward Prep 38 vs Pine Crest 68

Pine Crest has lost only once all season and is currently on a 14 game win streak. North Broward Prep has come a long way this season, not sure if they have enough to take down this Pine Crest powerhouse.

RMF Prediction: Pine Crest

DF Prediction: Pine Crest

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Pine Crest

Winner: Pine Crest

Miami Edison vs North Miami Beach

Rematch of the 15-4A district championship game which North Miami Beach won by 20 points.

RMF Prediction: North Miami Beach

DF Prediction: North Miami Beach

#PBCHOOPS Prediction North Miami Beach

Winner: TBD

5A State Championship Bracket

Region 4-5A

Pines Charter 63 vs Boyd Anderson 35 (@Flanagan HS)

Pines Charter has had Boyd Anderson's number recently having won 3 straight in decisive fashion. Boyd Anderson look impressive in its quarterfinal game dismantling a young but talented Suncoast squad last week.

RMF Prediction: Pines Charter

DF Prediction: Boyd Anderson

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Pines Charter

Winner: Pines Charter

Miami Norland 68 vs Miami Northwestern 45

Northwestern stumbled into the playoffs losing three of four to end the regular season but has bounced back nicely to win four in a row. Norland has won its last four games by an average margin of victory 31.5 points.

RMF Prediction: Miami Norland

DF Prediction: Miami Norland

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Miami Norland

Winner: Miami Norland

6A State Championship Bracket

Region 4-6A

Martin County 70 vs Dillard 50

BIG TIME matchup and a rematch of last years 4-6A semifinal that Dillard won 86-72 on its way to the 6A State Championship game. This time around Martin County is undefeated and on a 20 game win streak. Both teams play smothering defense and have size. Tough call.

RMF Prediction: Martin County

DF Prediction: Martin County

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Dillard

Winner: Martin County

Mater Academy 55 vs Doral Academy 53 (@iMater Prep)

Another rematch from last years regional playoff. Mater Academy has won the last 5 meetings the most recent being the closest margin of victory thus far 51-44.

RMF Prediction: Mater Academy

DF Prediction: Mater Academy

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Mater Academy

Winner: Mater Academy

7A State Championship Bracket

Region 3-7A

Wellington 46 vs Dwyer 52

Wellington is looking for payback after Dwyer came from behind to win a close game last month. Now the stakes are as high as it gets with the winner one step closer from advancing to state.

RMF Prediction: Wellington

DF Prediction: Dwyer

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Wellington

Winner: Dwyer

Coral Springs 58 vs Monarch 55

Coral Springs is back in familiar territory with Devin Barta at the helm. The Colts looking to avenge 3 point loss to Monarch in the 12-7A championship game less than 2 weeks ago.

RMF Prediction: Coral Springs

DF Prediction: Monarch

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Coral Springs

Winner: Coral Springs

Region 4-7A

Western 64 vs Miramar 58

Miramar and Western looked like the teams to beat down south all season, now they face off for the chance to advance. Miramar looking strong to make a repeat trip to Lakeland.

RMF Prediction: Miramar

DF Prediction: Miramar

#PBCHOOPS Prediction Miramar

Winner: Western

Columbus vs TBD

Looks like the Palmetto vs Coral Gables 4-7A regional quarterfinal game will be played after all on Friday February 26th. The winner of that game plays Columbus on Saturday February 27th. The 4-7A Regional Final game will be played on Monday March 1, 2021.

RMF Prediction:

DF Prediction:

#PBCHOOPS Prediction

Winner: TBD

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