The National Prep School Invitational continues today at the Murray Center at Rhode Island College with a full slate of nine games. Check back during the day as we’ll be updating the results as the games complete.
Saturday, February 1st
9:00 – GB Academy (Czech Republic) (71) vs 22 FT Academy (SC) (78)
The first game of the day turned out to be the fourth overtime game of the event as the two teams battled to a 66-all tie at the close or regulation. Jamar Ergas led the winners with 21 points and six rebounds and was named the NetScouts Basketball Player of the Game. Point guard Brandon Chauca added 18 points and seven assists for 22 FT but was 4-of-17 from three. Kristaps Gluditas, playing on a bad ankle, paced GB Academy with 17 points on 3-of-8 long distance shooting. 6’8 Yevgen Shaknuik added 14 points and ten rebounds before fouling out in regulation while 6’7 sophomore Michael Weiss (15 points) and 6’8 junior Dominik Heinzel (14 points) were active offensively.
6’5 Ryan Taylor had his second strong outing in a row scoring 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting for St. John’s. 6’5 T.J. Schlundt also scored 22 points and added six rebounds. Worcester was led by 6’1 Devon Williams with 17 points but Williams was charged with nine turnovers.
12:00 – Alma Academy (Quebec) (46) vs Bridgton Academy (ME) (42)
Alma tried to give the game away with poor decision making and poor foul shooting (6-of-16) squandering a 13-point lead with three minutes left, but held on for the win. 6’4 Mambi Diawara was the only player for Alma in double figures with ten points. 7’1 Link Kabadyundi, an Albany signee, grabbed ten rebounds. Tanner Hyland scored ten points to lead Bridgton. The two teams combined to shoot 10-for-47 on three-pointers.
Notre Dame won their third straight game at the event led by 16 points from both Daxter Miles (West Virginia) and C.J. Vaughn. Vaughn connected on 4-of-9 three-pointers. Point guard Jarvis Garrett had another strong floor game with 12 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and four steals. Mont Clare competed very well despite being outsized. Speedy 5’9 point guard Rashaan DeJarnette was the most impressive finishing with 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and five steals.
3:00 – Wilbraham & Monson (MA) (55) vs Blair Academy (NJ) (82)
Marquette signee 6’8 Mariol Shayok led Blair to the surprisingly easy win with 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists. 6’11 Brett Jolly (St. Louis) and Mike Silverthorn (5 three-pointers) both added 15 points for Blair. 6’7 Max Hoeztel (Indiana) led W&M with 17 points and 12 rebounds but shot only 1-of-7 on three’s.
4:30 – Northfield Mt. Hermon (MA) (85) vs St. Andrews (RI) (75)
Point guard Daquon Ervin had 25 points, three assists and six steals to be named NetScouts Basketball’s Player of the Game. 6’8 Aaron Falzon connected on four three-pointers, scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds. 6’8 A.J. Brodeur added a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) for the winners. Chancellor Ellis led St. Andrews with 17 points, connecting on 5-of-11 three-pointers.
6:00 – Cushing Academy (MA) (82) vs West Oaks Academy High School (FL) (80)
Jalen Adams made a dazzling pass to Kimani Lawrence for a lay-in with 1.5 seconds left to break an 80-all tie and give Cushing the win in the best played game of the event. Adams, earning his second Player of the Game award, scored 18 points to go along with six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Idris Taqqee also added 18 points while Kaleb Joseph (Syracuse) dished out 12 assists to go along with 12 points. Sidy Ndir (Texas A&M) continued his fine play for West Oaks with 24 points and five assists. Haroldis Saprykinas added 19 points (5 three’s) and 7’1 center Anas Obama contributed 11 points, nine rebounds and two blocks.
7:30 – Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain) (51) vs Masters School (CT) (43)
6’11 Carlos Garcia led Canarias to the win with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Jordan Seldon scored 15 points by the Masters School. The two teams combined to shoot 4-of-39 on three-pointers. Canarias took advantage of a 43-23 rebounding edge to secure the win.
9:00 – St. Thomas More (CT) (65) vs Bill Crothers Secondary School (Canada) (60)
Manhattan bound 6’8 Calvin Crawford scored 17 points and grabbed even rebounds to lead St. Thomas More to the win. 6’2 Francis Kiapway (Ball State) added 12 points. Rashawn Browne led the Canadian team with 16 points and six rebounds.