Palm Beach Daily News
December 20, 2016
RosarianÕs girlsÕ basketball team won its fourth conference basketball championship in five seasons by dethroning Palm Beach Day Academy 26-23 in a thrilling championship match on the RaidersÕ home court. Devyn Dyett scored 18 points, including the winning basket, to lead the Raiders. She also led the defensive effort along with Maggie Acosta and Madison Fabbri. Isabella Fiorentino and Bella Vega-Dadurian contributed on both ends of the court.
Rosarian finished the season 8-1 with the lone loss coming against the Benjamin School and had been seeded third going into the tournament. It avenged that loss with an 18-17 semifinal victory.
Palm Beach Day AcademyÕs team enjoyed a season filled with highlights, too. The Bulldogs entered the playoffs as the defending champions and top seed, defeating St. MarkÕs Episcopal 24-14 in a semifinal.
The victory punched their ticket to their seventh championship game in eight years. PBDA led the game 18-15 going into the final quarter, but with 14 seconds remaining, the game was tied at 23. In the final seconds, the RaidersÕ Dyett was fouled as she shot, made the basket and hit the ensuing free throw for the win.
The Bulldogs were led in scoring by Isa Pargiolas and Seray Ozgenc, both with seven points. Also scoring were Ariana Biondi-Copeland, Grace Watts and Molly Eversmann. The Bulldogs finished the season 7-4.
In other sports, RosarianÕs boysÕ soccer team finished a challenging season with a record of 3-3-3. The team lost in the district tournament to St. MarkÕs. Javier Keough was the leading scorer for the Raiders throughout the season. John Molina and Jack Shepherd anchored the defense. Joseph Coates played well in goal. Stephen Hall played well on both ends of the field.