In a field packed with challengers from Georgia, New York and Pennsylvania, a pair of local powers advanced to the final of the Montverde Academy Invitational on Friday night outside of Orlando, Fla.
Host Montverde Academy
did its part with a 78-61 win over Roman Catholic (Philadelphia)
, while Orlando Christian Prep
earned some style points with a 69-37 victory over Mount Vernon (N.Y.)
. Both Orlando-area schools are loaded with future Division I players and have had a competitive rivalry in recent years, setting up a potentially entertaining Saturday night championship game.
Florida signee Michael Frazier
, a 6-foot-4 national Top 100 senior guard, led Montverde Academy with 15 points. The Eagles were bounced in the semifinals of their own tournament a year ago but won it 2010.
Montverde Academy is ranked No. 9 in this week's Academy Top 10.
Orlando Christian Prep was led by sophomores Reggie Oliver (5-9, 173) and Jonathan Joseph (6-5, 186) with 13 points apiece. Jordan Montgomery
, a Kennesaw State signee, added 11.DeMatha skid continues courtesy of Paul VI
George Mason signee Patrick Holloway
scored a team-high 20 points to lead Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
to a huge Washington Catholic Athletic Conference win over DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.)
on Friday night, 64-62.
The victory kept Paul VI perfect in WCAC play and sets up a showdown with unbeaten and national No. 2 Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
next Tuesday.Stanford Robinson
(19 points) and freshman forward Marcus Derrickson
(12) joined Holloway in double figures for the Panthers.
Syracuse-bound senior forward Jerami Grant
led DeMatha – ranked No. 9 in this week's Xcellent 25 – with 17 points. The Stags started 15-0 but have lost three of their last five games.Reinhardt sparks Mater Dei in league win
UNLV-bound senior guard Katin Reinhardt
of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.)
turned the lights out early on St. John Bosco (Bellflower)
in a highly-anticipated Trinity League matchup.
Reinhardt drilled five 3-pointers in the first quarter Friday night against the Braves, giving No. 8 Mater Dei an insurmountable 32-11 lead after the first eight minutes. The future Runnin' Rebel finished with 22 points and finished with six makes from beyond the arc as the Monarchs won 86-71.
St. John Bosco entered the contest 16-4 overall and unbeaten in Trinity League play behind the high-scoring exploits of brothers Isaac
and Daniel Hamilton