MIDDLE VILLAGE, NY - On Thursday, the quarterfinals of the Dick's Sporting Goods High School National Tournament at Christ the King High School's Father John Savage Memorial Gymnasium. The semifinal round will take place on Friday starting at 2:30pm.
Game 1: Huntington Prep over La Lumiere School
JaQuan Lyle had the last word Thursday afternoon. He did so with authority.
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Lyle's 3-point shot beat the buzzer as Huntington (W.Va.) Prep, capping a crazy fourth quarter 65-63 thrilling victory over La Lumiere School (La Porte, Ind.).
Thomas Bryant, a junior forward from Rochester, N.Y., added 14 points and eight rebounds and Jalen Lindsey had 11 points for the Irish. Alex Olesinski posted a double-double, with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Drew Cayce scored 11 points, sinking a trio of 3-pointers.
Game 2: Oak Hill Academy over Northside Christian Academy
Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) blew off the rust from three weeks of inactivity and survived a late rush Thursday.
Senior Caleb Martin scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second half as the No. 7 Warriors defeated Northside Christian Academy (Charlotte, N.C.), 69-60.
Game 3: Findlay Prep over Rainier Beach
Findlay Prep will play on, while Rainier Beach of Seattle saw its undefeated season ended. Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) opened the third quarter with a decisive 17-6 run en route to a 67-59 victory over Rainier Beach.
Junior point guard De'Jounte Murray scored a team-high 19 points and cleared nine rebounds. Dujaun Piper had five points and 11 rebounds.
Game 4: Montverde Academy over Sagemont
Montverde (Fla.) Academy showed why they are the nation's top-ranked high school basketball team.
And, the Eagles did it impressive fashion. That meant an agonizing for Florida's Class 3A champions.
The Eagles featured four double-digit scorers and employed a smothering defense following an 81-63 blowout of No. 18 Sagemont (Weston, Fla.).
Ben Simmons led with 25 points and 16 rebounds for Montverde.