Posted On: 02/8/19 9:00 PM

Pompano Beach Blanche Ely and Fort Lauderdale Dillard claimed semifinal victories Friday night in the 22nd BCAA Big 8 Tournament at Fort Lauderdale High.

Blanche Ely held off Miramar, 64-59, while in Game 2 Dillard shut down Deerfield Beach, 51-39.

Ely and Dillard will meet for the championship for the fifth time on Saturday night. Here are 5 Takeaways from the semifinals.

Ely wins 10th straight

Blanche Ely, which last won the BCAA Big 8 in 2015, led 19-17 after one quarter and built the advantage to 40-29 at the half. The Tigers led 53-46 after three and continually held off Patriot rallies. The closest Miramar would get was, 62-59, with just over a minute to play.

“They are a well-coached ballc

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