Stinging from a season-opening loss to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rival on Monday,
Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.)
rebounded to knock off Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
56-54 on Saturday night in double overtime, ending the storied program's 56-game win streak.
Paul VI was led by 13 points and 19 rebounds from game MVP Quadree Smith
, a 6-foot-7, 265-pound junior post. The contest was the nightcap of the National High School Hoops Festival held at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md.
Oak Hill Academy was ranked No. 1 nationally by MaxPreps in the Academy Top 10 and had not lost a game since April 2, 2011 – a 71-64 setback in the finals of the National High School Invitational to Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)
The Warriors crushed Paul VI by 21 in the final of the Chick-fil-A Classic last December.
Super sophomore Marcus Derrickson
, a 6-6 forward, helped the Panthers get revenge by adding 16 points. R.J. Curington
led Oak Hill with 21 points.
Paul VI's triumph ruined a WCAC homecoming for former Gonzaga (Washington, D.C.)
star Nate Britt
, who transferred to Oak Hill Academy over the summer.
"I left Gonzaga to better prepare me for college by being around a lot of high-level players that I can run with," Britt said. "We just had an off night. I think we got away from some of the things that we do but I think we will recover."More from the National High School Hoops Festival
* No. 1 2013 prospect Andrew Wiggins
tallied 27 points and 11 rebounds as Huntington Prep (W.Va.)
– likely to regain the No. 1 Academy Top 10 ranking next week – knocked off Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.)
* Trey Foster
scored 26 points and handed out five assists as West Charlotte (Charlotte, N.C.)
beat host DeMatha
62-59. Foster drilled a 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to give West Charlotte the victory. Incredibly, DeMatha – one of the most successful programs in the history of high school basketball – is 0-3 on the season.