We’ll be reporting and updating results from the National Prep School Invitational in Providence, Rhode Island throughout the day.
Thursday, January 30th
10:00 – Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (67) vs West Oaks Academy Post Graduate (FL) (24)
Canarias had no problem with West Oaks running away with the easy win. 6’6 Jan Svandrilk scored 11 first half points on the way to a game-high 15 points and was named NetScouts Basketball’s Player of the Game. 7’0 Konstantin Kulikov added 14 points and seven rebounds for the winners.
11:30 – Lee Academy (ME) (82) vs West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (88) OT
Sidy Ndir, a Texas A&M signee, led West Oaks to the OT win with 27 points and six assists. Haroldas Saprykinas kept West Oaks in the game in the first half with four three-pointers and finished with 22 points on 5-of-7 shooting from long distance. 6’7 Mihailo Vasic (Serbia) led Lee with 28 points and nine rebounds. 6’8 Petar Kutlesic (Serbia) added 18 points and eight rebounds with three three-pointers for Lee.
1:15 – St Thomas More (CT) (88) vs Suffield Academy (CT) (43)
St, Thomas More already has six Division 1 player commitments with two more likely on the way soon. 6’5 Eric Paschall (Fordham) lead the way with 24 points and four three-pointers. 6’6 Josh Williams (Rider) added 13 points and five rebounds and 6’7 Yuta Watanabe (Japan) had 12 points along with a fine floor game. Watanabe will likely choose between Fordham and George Washington soon. 6’5 junior Christian Wilkins led Suffield with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
2:45 – Notre Dame (MA) (63) vs Mt. Zion Academy (MD) (57)
5’11 Point guard Jarvis Garrett was the difference in the Notre Dame win. Garrett scored 24 points and hit 6-of-8 three-pointers showing excellent range. He added six assists, four rebounds and two steals to his line. Shooting guard C.J. Vaughn chipped in with 15 points. 6’9 Hassan Hussein was Mt. Zion’s most impressive player with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
4:15 – Cushing Academy (MA) (90) vs Coastal Academy US (NJ) (84) OT
Junior Jalen Adams took control of the game in overtime as Cushing prevailed in this day’s second OT game. Adams scored 29 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had seven assists against only two turnovers. His backcourt mate Kaleb Joseph (Syracuse) had an off-shooting game (5-of-16, 1-of-7 3PT) but still scored 15 points to go along with ten assists. 6’4 Idris Taqque (St. Bonaventure) (20 points, 11 rebounds) and 6’7 Connor Gilmore (15 points, 11 rebounds) both added double-doubles for the winners. 6’6 Earl Potts Jr. (27 points, 11 rebounds) and 6’8 Amir Maddred (19 points, 10 rebounds) had strong games for Coastal.
5:45 – South Kent School (CT) (84) vs Vermont Academy (VT) (82) OT
It was an NPSI day-record third overtime game as 6’4 sophomore Bruce Brown drained a three-pointer for Vermont with 2.8 seconds let to tie the game at 73 and force the extra stanza. South Kent held on in the overtime despite 30 points from NetScouts Basketball Player of the Game, Brown who made 13-of-21 from the field. Freshman point guard Tremont Waters led a balanced South Kent attack with 17 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Six South Kent players scored in double-figures with 6’8 Dusan Perovic getting a double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds.
7:15 – GB Academy (Czech Republic) (61) vs Putnam Science (CT) (80)
GB Academy competed well in their first game ever in the USA but camp up short due to the three-point shooting of Putnam’s Danny Upchurch. Upchurch made six three-pointers and scored 24 points with five assists and only one turnover. GBA was led by 6’8 Yevgen Shakniuk (Ukraine) who showed varied skill for a big man with 21 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocked shots. 6’10 Emil Ostaficiuc (Moldavia) also looked good finishing with 10 points and four rebounds.
9:00 – St Johns NW Military Academy (WI) (53) vs Bridgton Academy (ME) (58)
In the final game of Day 1, Zach Lydon scored 17 points and Tanner Hyland added 16 points for the winners. T.J. Schlundt led St. John’s with 13 points making 3-of-8 three-pointers.