NPSI - Friday Recap
Even a massive power outage couldn’t keep the second day of the National Prep School Invitational from taking place, although it certainly did manage to delay it for a little while. But thanks to the NPSI staff and the people at Rhode Island College, all nine games were played by the end of the day.
Redemption Christian Academy 82 Rise Academy 72
Redemption Christian came back to score their second consecutive win of the weekend. Angel Delgado and Dayshonee Munch again led the way, finishing with 21 and 18 points respectively. Delgado took home game MVP honors for the second consecutive day.
South Kent 61 Toronto Academy 50
In a defensive oriented contest, Shane Rector again led the way with 14 points on 4-10 shooting from the floor, along with 4 assists, 3 steals, and 3 rebounds. Greg Davis stepped up to provide an offensive spark with 12 points and 5 rebounds while Nolan Long continued to be solid inside the lane with 8 points and 11 rebounds.
Putnam Science Academy 91 REDA 83
The first game back in the Murray Center saw Dayshon Smith heat up just in time to deliver 24 points en route to an MVP performance. The future Dayton guard did the vast majority of his best work off the dribble while finishing plays with body control. Joel Angus looked good around the rim for PSA while Jemal Mosley provided an additional spark in the backcourt.
St. John’s NW Military Academy 71 Notre Dame Prep 60
A day after scoring an upset over St. Thomas More, St. John’s came back for an encore performance to knock off Notre Dame Prep. Defense was the story for St. John’s as they held Notre Dame to just 31% shooting from the floor while their high-major backcourt tandem of Jevon Thomas (Kansas State) and Jerron Wilbut (Seton Hall) both made key plays down the stretch. Jamel Artis was the offensive catalyst for Prep in the first half, while Jarvis Garrett led the way in the second. They finished with 15 and 14 points respectively while Roger Moute a Bidias and Aaron Parks each had 10.
Worcester Academy 85 Bridgton Academy 72
Bridgton put up a hard fought game, leading for long stretches at a time, but couldn’t hold off the sustained full court pressure from Worcester. Matt Mobley was the star for the victors, dropping a game high 27 points while showing much improved shooting range from behind the three-point line and being all over the offensive glass. Rene Castro, Matt Cimino, and Tom Rivard had 10 points each and all made a variety of nice passes and heady plays. Sharpshooter Andrew Guerrero again led the way for Bridgton with 20, despite going just 1-6 from behind the three-point line, while Josh Irving and Evan Orzolek connected on 14 and 13 respectively.
Wilbraham & Monson 56 Canarias Basketball Academy 46
Wilbraham & Monson overcame a nine point deficit to come back and score a tough win over a talented team from the Canary Islands. Unsigned senior Kamali Bey was the story for Wilbraham, not just finishing with 21 points and 8 rebounds, but also coming up with a number of timely baskets while consistently slicing his way to the rim. Goodluck Okonoboh scored 13 and passed the ball well from the post while Marcel Pettway added 10 points of his own. Mustapha Heron, Luis Montero, and Curtis Cobb all showed flashes of their upside as well.
CJEOTO 67 TAAG 43
Alma Academy 80 Blair Academy 53
Kingdom Prep 97 MacDuffie School 71