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Watch No. 1 Montvedre Academy notched big wins last week.
The Eagles dominated in every facet while shooting 60.9 percent, adding 31 assists and committing just five turnovers.
Montverde out-rebounded the
Indians 37-17 and forced 18 turnovers, while holding the reigning National Player of the Year Sharife Cooper
to just 17 points and forcing him into five turnovers.
Although Gonzaga led for nearly 24 minutes, the defending national champions were able to wear down the WCAC power for four quarters with a balanced attack led by 5-star Tennessee pledge Jaden Springer
For Gonzaga, Terrance Williams
had 29 points and eight rebounds on an efficient 11-of-16 shooting from the field, while teammate Chuck Harris added 16 points.
Montverde and IMG meet 8:30 p.m. Monday for the title. The Eagles are favorites entering the contest and will no doubt seek payback after losing a 16-point lead to IMG in the fourth quarter of the GEICO Nationals' semifinals last season en route to a bitter 74-73 season-ending loss.
Located in Fort Myers (Fla.), the City of Palms Classic is considered one of the premier basketball events in the country.