Zero Gravity Prep Classic - Day 2 Recap
The stars were out on Saturday at St. Andrew's School as some of New England's top prospects delivered huge performances while five-star national prospects like Anfernee Simons and Luguentz Dort delivered shows of their own.
Here's a game by game rundown of day two at the Zero Gravity Prep Classic.
Spire Academy 82, King's Christian 66 - Spire Academy was on fire from the tip, unable to miss beyond the 3 point line where their first 15 points came away from. The team was led by the Zero Gravity Player of the Game Josh Brewer, who came away with 24 points, 18 of which came from beyond the arc. King's Christian was led by Coleman Stucke with 17 points.
Beaver Country Day 68, Rocky Hill 62 - This was an uphill battle got Beaver Country Day as they came away with a huge overtime win against Rocky Hill. As the game went down to the wire ZG player of the Game Guard Jayden Depina came up clutch as he had a game high 22 points to go along with 4 threes. Rocky Hill Forward Steven Lora kept the game close by scoring a team high 16 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 2 steals.
Our Savior 63, Ridley College 59 - With this extremely fast paced matchup, Ridley came out swinging, scoring a quick 10 unanswered points early. Our Savior quickly rallied with their leading scorer, Zaire, leading the team with 19 points and 6 offensive boards. Ridley was led by Marcus Upshaw with 12 points.
IMG Academy 88, Athlete Institute 81 - This game featured numerous highlight-reel plays and lot of big time talent as both teams were competing at a very high level. Zero Gravity player of the Game Guard Anfernee Simons led the way for IMG scoring a team high 23 points to go along with a game high 5 threes. Maryland commit Eric Ayala did a great job being the facilitator for the team while scoring 18 points to go along with a game high 8 assists. Athlete Institute and Arizona State commit Lugentz Dort led the way for his team scoring a team high 25 points to go along with a game high 9 rebounds and 4 assists to go along with a numerous big time finishes at the rim.
Lee Academy 85, London Basketball Academy 63 - Lee Academy was unstoppable Saturday afternoon, pushing the tempo up the floor with their crisp passing. The team was led by their Zero Gravity Player of the game, Meikkel Murray, who scored 24 points (18 in the first half alone) with 7 offensive boards and 5 assists. London Basketball Academy was led by Okay Djamgouz, who had 27 points (21 from behind the arc).
Brimmer & May 67, Bridgton Academy 63 - Brimmer & May squeezed out a huge win against AAA Bridgton Academy. Providence commit A.J. Reeves led the way for the Brimmer gang scoring a game high 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds. He was the heart and soul of the team as he was exceptional on both sides of the floor. Jordan Minor did the dirty work inside, as he finished with 16 points to go along with 8 rebounds. Bridgton Academy big men Fardaws Aimaq did all he could to keep the Bridgton squad in the game by scoring a team high 22 points to go along with 9 rebounds.
Knox School 69, Millbrook 53 - After only a single point lead going into the second half, Knox School was able to pull away within the last couple of minutes to seal the victory. Led by Justin Figueroa with 15 points and an impressive second half from the Zero Gravity Player of the Game Nick Cazacu, Knox was able to win the game despite an impressive 13 point performance from Jayden Reaves of Millbrook.
Rivers School 69, Loomis Chaffee 64 - Freshman phenom guard Terrence Clarke earned the honors of Zero Gravity player of the Game as he filled up the stat sheet scoring a game high 32 points to go along with 5 threes, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. He impressed all viewers in attendance with his athleticism and overall skillset. Colin Corrigan also provided outside shooting by hitting 4 threes to go along for 12 points. Loomis Chaffee forward Nelson Bachie had a solid game as he finished with a team high 21 points to go along with a pair of three pointers.
Bradford Christian Academy 72, Greens Farms Academy 67 - This fast paced game between Bradford Christian Academy and Greens Farms Academy was one for the books. Standouts Gob Gabriel (’19) and Abdul Ajia (’18) led the charge for BCA. Gabriel finished the night 21 points – a dominant force on offense. While Ajia scored 4 points and had numerous blocks and was a huge presence in the paint. The sharp shooting of Cole Prowitt-Smith and Henry Holzinger kept Greens Farms Academy in the game until the very end when BCA was able to pull away.
Brewster Academy 92, Hotchkiss 56 - This game was all Brewster from the get-co. Their well-rounded attack led by Wake Forest commit Isaiah Mucius, who was crowned Zero Gravity Player of the Game, had a game high 18 points, while guard B.J. Shaw finished up with 13 points to go along with 3 triples. Washington commit Nate Roberts did a good job finishing around the rim and providing rim protection. Hotchkiss School guard Ryan O’Neill led the way for his squad scoring a team high 13 points to go along with 5 assists.
The Masters School 56, Gould Academy 55 - This was perhaps the best game of the night in the Jones Gym. The Masters School was able to come back to win despite a nine point halftime deficit. Taelon Martin, the Zero Gravity Player of the Game, led all scorers with 22 points. Camry Givens was a huge help on offense and drew a big offensive foul towards the end of the game. This high-energy team would not quit throughout the game and always found a way to come back. Gould was led by guard Daniel Buie and big men Wildens Levesque and Stephane Ingo. Levesque and Ingo were huge presences in the paint and constantly altered shots.
Saint Andrews School 76, New Hampton School 73 - The atmosphere was unreal in the gymnasium as both teams fought till the end. Cole Swider came up huge to lead the Saints to an upset win over New Hampton. He finished the night with a game high 28 points, including the 2000th of his career, to go along with 7 rebounds. Syracuse commit Brycen Goodine did a good job setting up his teammates scoring 10 points to go along with a game high 8 assists. New Hampton guard Mika Adams-Woods played his heart out for the Huskies squad as he finished with a team high 23 points to go along with 5 assists. Mason Webb also provide offensive power by scoring 15 points connecting in all of his 3 three-pointers. Stanford commit Keenan Fitzmorris did a good job running the floor and finishing around the rim.
Brooks School 71, St. Luke’s School 57 - Brooks School came out strong from the tip and controlled the game. Brian Wright-Kinsey had 17 points, 12 of them coming from behind the arc; it didn’t seem like he could miss today. Justin Connolly also had a big night with 16 points and controlled the paint. Jonas Harper of St. Luke’s had 16 points and the 6’3” guard hit pivotal shots throughout the game.
Northfield Mount Hermon 66, Ridley College 57 - Northfield Mount Hermon set the tone on defense early and never looked back. One of the deepest team in the New England region their balanced attack was led by Notre Dame commit Nate Laszewski who had a game high 24 points to go along with 4 threes, and 9 rebounds. Guard Kai Toews also contributed 10 points to go along with 5 assists. Ryan Greer also chipped in 8 points to go along with 3 steals. Ridley College guard Cam Bett led the way with 15 points, 4 rebounds and a game high 5 steals. Forward Marcus Upshaw contributed 10 points for the Tigers in a 57-66 loss to NMH.
Notre Dame Prep 59, Southwest Basketball Academy 40 - Notre Dame got the victory today of Southwest Basketball Academy due to their scrappy defense and a monster performance from DJ Mitchell who dropped 27 points for ND. Gabe Merete was also a threat on offense today for Notre Dame Prep as he added 11 points. After a slow first half, Southwest Basketball Academy was able to get their offense started thanks to Alec McGregor who had 11 points in the second half, including three 3 pointers.
Cheshire Academy 72, Wilbraham & Monson 44 - Guard Will Ellis came up big contributing 19 points, netting in on 3 threes, to go along with 6 rebounds as he earned the Zero Gravity player of the Game. T.J. Roundtree contributed a team high 20 points to go along with a game high 6 three pointers. Wilbraham & Monson guard Idan Tretout had a team high 18 points to go along with 3 three pointers. Guard Daniel Klosk also contributed 12 points to go along with 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
Putnam Science Academy Prep 70, TRC Academy 61 - The last game of the night saw PSA Prep take over in the second half. Jose Perez led all scorers with 22 points. Perez, the Zero Gravity Player of the Game, controlled the pace of the game for all 40 minutes and was a constant offensive threat. TRC Academy did not go away easily though as Adong Makuoi had a big second half performance, dominating the inside and scoring 13 points in the second half alone. PSA was able to pull away during the last few minutes of the game, securing their victory.