NPSI - Saturday Recap
Here is a game by game rundown of Saturday's action at the National Prep School Invitational:
Bridgton Academy 60 Canarias Basketball Academy 48
The Wolverines responded after falling in a hard fought loss to Worcester a day earlier, this time scoring a quality win over a talented Canarias team. Massachusetts native Chris Lee came back to deliver his best game of the weekend with 14 points en route to the game’s MVP award.
Cushing Academy 84 Blair Academy 66
Cushing picked up their second win of the weekend by defeating a very good Blair Academy team from New Jersey. Unsigned post-graduate Matt Moreno turned in another strong performance with 23 points while the backcourt quartet of Kaleb Joseph, Jalen Adams, and Chris Mullin Jr, and Casey Woodring finished with 15, 13, 13, and 10.
Worcester Academy 69 St. John’s NW Military Academy 64
With less than 24 hours to recover from their tough win over Bridgton, Worcester returned to the court to face a St. John’s team which was riding a wave of momentum after knocking off St. Thomas More and Notre Dame Prep in consecutive days. Worcester won it in the backcourt, getting 18 points from Matt Panaggio, 13 from Rene Castro, and 12 from Matt Mobley. Tom Rivard finished in double figures for the second consecutive night as well with 11 points.
Northfield Mount Hermon 94 St. Andrew’s 61
NMH appears to be peaking at the right time as they scored a convincing win over St. Andrew’s. Anthony Dallier continued to thrive inside the NMH offense, scoring a game high 22 points on a series of open cuts and shots, while Sam Donahue paced the team from behind the three-point line with five three-pointers and 15 points. St. Andrew’s was led by Tom Hunt with 11 points.
Brewster Academy 72 St. Thomas More 66
Speaking of peaking at the right time, the Bobcats continue their run of retribution, avenging another loss from earlier this season. Ron Patterson and Elijah Macon had two of their better games to date. Patterson was explosive in transition with 26 points while Macon anchored the interior with 17. STM was led by the backcourt duo of Duane Notice and Marquise Moore who each finished with 16.
Notre Dame Prep 58 Wilbraham & Monson 51
Wilbraham & Monson was able to control the tempo of the game but they didn’t have an answer for their former teammate Jaylen Brantley, who finished with a game high 18 points en route to MVP honors. Notre Dame’s frontcourt tandem of Jamel Artis and Roger Moute a Bidias chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively. Curtis Cobb continued to show new life for Wilbraham, leading the team with 11 points while playing his best basketball of the year.
Lee Academy 62 TAAG Academy 37
A match-up of two opposite vertical points saw Lee Academy from Maine have no problems handling Florida’s TAAG Academy. The Pandas’ unsigned post-graduate guard Charles Foster picked up MVP honors with his latest strong performance, intriguing college coaches still in the market for a shooter in the process.
Alma Academy 63 Rise Academy 40
Kiski School 70 Rise Academy 65