Top-Ranked La Lumiere Bests No. 2 Findlay Prep at CRC
WHEELING — Simply too much firepower.
That was exactly what La Lumiere had Saturday afternoon in the premier game of Saturday’s 10th annual Cancer Research Classic at the Alma Grace McDonough Center on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit University.
With all of the necessary ingredients for success, number-one ranked La Lumiere put on a show in taking a part No. 2 Findlay Prep, 69-54, before a packed house.
Whether it was Brian Bowen or Jaren Jackson doing it on the inside and outside or Tyger Campbell’s savvy floor game, La Lumiere turned it up a notch in the second and third quarters.
After being knotted at 14 after one, La Lumiere proceeded to outscore Findlay Prep, which features Kentucky signee P.J. Washington, 20-14 in the second and then stretched the lead to 54-43 after three.
Jaren Jackson showed the entire arsenal of his game. A Michigan State commit, Jackson finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds.
Brian Bowen — who is an uncommitted senior — went for 15 points, capping a brilliant two-day CRC stay. Campbell — the pass-first point guard — added seven points and six assists.
Washington, who struggled with his shooting touch, finished with 16 points, which shared top honor with Justin Roberts. Lamine Diane had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Wheeler, which is based in Georgia, scored the first 10 points of the game and never looked back en route to the convincing victory.
After finishing the first quarter with an 18-11 lead, Wheeler took over for good by outscoring the Philadelphia-based squad, 21-8 in the second quarter.
Auburn commit E.J. Montgomery, who was named the game’s MVP, checked in with 24 points and six rebounds. He was 9-of-10 from the field.
Uncommitted senior Jordan Tucker had 16 points, while USC-bound Jordan Usher had 14.
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree led Neumann-Goretti with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Kentucky signee Quade Green, who has been working his way back from injury, was held to just six points, including a tough 3-of-13 effort from the field.
IMG 76, GREENFOREST 43
IMG Academy, which didn’t play its best game despite winning on Friday evening, turned it up a notch and rolled to victory over the Georgia-based squad.
After building a 27-17 lead at the half, IMG blew the game open when it outscored Greenforest, 30-3, in the third quarter.
IMG was led by Trevon Duval’s 15 points. Emmit Williams, who was named the game’s MVP, had 12 points and 20 rebounds.
The loudest cheer of the game came when Milo Merrick — the son of event director Dr. Gregory Merrick — knocked home a 3-pointer from the wing in the game’s waning moments for IMG.
ROSELLE CATHOLIC 61
The Washington D.C. powerhouse, DeMatha, grabbed a 21-11 lead after one and then found itself having to hold on to post a victory against Roselle Catholic, which is located in New Jersey.
D.J. Harvey, who is headed to Notre Dame, scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. John McCrae also chipped in with 14.
Nazeron Reid led Roselle Catholic with 20 points. Nathan Pierre-Louis had 12, while Josh Pierre-Louis added 10.
The other member of the D.C. Catholic League in attendance needed to hang on to defeat Westlake in the final game of national teams.
Westlake trailed most of the contest, but outscored Gonzaga, 23-18, in the fourth. It had a great look at a 3-pointer that would have sent the game to overtime rim out.
Gonzaga was led by game MVP Chris Lykes. The diminutive guard had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, while committing just one turnover. Prentiss Hubb — an uncommitted senior — had a team-high 25.
Westlake was fueled by Auburn recruit Chuma Okeke, who had 35 points and 17 rebounds. Daniel Lewis added 21 points.