NPSI - Sunday Recap
The fourth and final day of action at the National Prep School Invitational included six games at Rhode Island College’s Murray Center. Here’s a recap of the action:
Marianapolis Prep 69 REDA 68
Marianapolis survived a hard fought battle to score a good win over a talented team from Canada. Steve Edmonds paced the team from behind the three-point line, connecting on a series of deep jumpers, including some big makes in the second half. Bobby Ahearn was equally productive, finishing with a near double-double of 11 points and 9 rebounds while stretching the REDA defense out to the three-point line. Greg Senat was also just short of a double-double with 8 points and 9 boards.
St. Thomas More 72 MacDuffie 35
This one-sided contest saw St. Thomas More blow the game open in the second half. Duane Notice had his third consecutive strong game, finishing with 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals in just 17 minutes of action. Gabe Levin led the way with 15 points in 22 minutes while Dylan Haines was impressive in limited time as well. Marquis Salmon made his mark off the bench by going to work on the offensive glass. Josh Whilchombe had 10 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks for MacDuffie while Phabian Glasco had 6 points and 10 boards.
Brewster Academy 77 Vermont Academy 51
Vermont fought valiantly for the better part of 30 minutes before ultimately falling victim to Brewster’s depth and talent. The Bobcats found a consistent interior presence for all 40 minutes as Elijah Macon shined in the first half and Kyle Washington in the second. Both finished with 14 points while Chris McCullough finished with 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists including his typical aerial assault of the rim. Kevin Zabo led the way in the backcourt with 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Richard Williams was at his best for Vermont, mixing in a couple of jumpers with a series of tough drives to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Marcel White added 15 points of his own.
Northfield Mount Hermon 89 Tilton 86
NMH overcame a widespread team illness to score a quality win, but this game will be remembered for Wayne Selden’s offensive explosiveness. He finished with 35 points, 22 of which came in the first half, as he converted shots with extreme degrees of difficulty time and time again. Selden also had a dunk for the ages as he rose up in the open floor to throw down over top of a helpless defender. Josh Hearlihy no less important for NMH, finishing with 31 points (on 13-17 shooting) while adding 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals as he facilitated on both ends. Zena Edosomwan as a monster on the glass with 15 boards to go along with his 18 points while Sam Donahue connected on five threes for 15 points. Tilton’s Chester Victor had his latest strong game, going for 23 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds.
Putnam Science Academy 67 Kiski School 59
PSA’s backcourt again proved to be the difference as Dayshon Smith and Jemal Mosley combined for 42 points while Mosley would add 5 assists and 3 steals and Smith 4 assists and 6 steals. Paul Brooks also showed some nice signs with 8 points and 6 rebounds. Greg Bearer would make seven three-pointers to lead the way for Kiski with 21 points.
Lee Academy 64 Notre Dame Post-Graduate 61
The final game of the 2013 NPSI saw Lee Academy score a tight win over Notre Dame Prep’s post-graduate team. The Panda backcourt of Charles Foster and Aaron Calixte both made a series of impressive plays while Notre Dame Prep was led by the athletic playmaking of Jaquel Taft and Jarrel Marshall.
Wayne Selden's incredible dunk can't be given full justice with just words. Instead, you need to watch it first hand. Here it is care of Ballas TV: