Fresh off its memorable state championship season, the nationally-ranked Miami High girls’ basketball team received another prestigious accolade.
The Stingarees, ranked No. 18 nationally by USA Today, have been invited to play in the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament April 3-5 in New York City – an event that will be televised nationally by the ESPN networks.
Miami High went 31-1 this past season winning its second-ever state championship in Class 8A.
The Stingarees are the No. 2 seed in the four-team bracket and will play Fremont (Utah) in one of two semifinals to be held April 4 at Christ The King High School in Middle Village, NY. The other semifinal will pit Class 6A state champion Orlando Edgewater against top-seed Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.), ranked No. 10 by USA Today.
The winners will play in the final April 5 at Madison Square Garden in a game to be broadcast on ESPN2. The semifinals will also be televised either on ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The Stingarees are the first Miami-Dade County team to be asked to play in the tournament, which began in 2009.
Congratulations to Suns players, Beatrice Mompremier, Amanda Mendoza, Melsheree Reid, Terri Kimbrough, Andrisa Sweeting, Destinty Weldon, Philnela Jackson, Coach Boozer and the rest of the Miami High Girls Basketball players and staff.