Around The Nation: Jan. 9

Michael Dunigan

AROUND THE NATION – Up in New York St. Ray's scored a win over Holy Cross. Down south it was Carter Cook leading his team past Christ School and in the Midwest Michael Dunigan played like a man for Farragut.

  • The Christ School couldn't overcome 27 points and a pair of free throws from Calvary Baptist unsigned senior wing Carter Cook. Calvary Baptist won the game 70-68 as Mason Plumlee led the way with 22. Cook is in need of a scholarship and can be a steal for a Big South or Southern Conference team.
  • The last thing you want to do is anger a football player. When said player is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, it's double-trouble. Remarks out of the Greenburg Central locker room came back to bit them as Terrelle Pryor dunked his way to 16 points and 6 rebounds in Jennette's 80-54 throttling of the team.
  • Michael Dunigan led Farragut past Crane 50-44 Tuesday night. The senior center snared a season-high 22 rebounds to go with 20 points as Farragut ran its mark to 9-1. Unsigned senior wing Dion Dixon led Crane with 17 points.
  • Sylven Landesberg did all he could but Holy Cross could not withstand the surge from St. Raymond's and fell 77-69. Landesberg scored 26 and St. Ray's junior Kevin Parrom dropped 17 points and 9 rebounds.
  • The Mount St. Joe's Gaels pulled away from previously unbeaten Loyola 50-42. Scout.com's No. 43 prospect Henry Sims scored 17, grabbed 12 boards and rejected 5 shots. Sims, who has steadily improved each season, is showing signs of delivering on his Top 50 status this year.
  • Elliot Williams didn't have it in the first 2 quarters but that didn't last long. St. George's ripped Tipton-Rosemont 82-56. Williams couldn't be shackled and erupted for 20 points. Teammate and Missouri signee Laurence Bowers scored 15 and had 9 boards.
  • Terrico White's impressive season continued Tuesday night. Craigmont disposed of Cordova 79-64 behind a game-high 27 points from the Ole Miss signee.
  • Manfield Timberland couldn't contain Willie Warren and it lost by 17 points to North Crowley. Warren, an Oklahoma signee, scored 20 points for the victors.
  • Renaissance used 14-of-22 shooting from Paul Williams to take down Cody 74-63. The Dayton signee scored 38 points.
  • The senior sendoff for Ed Davis rolled to another win. The UNC signee recorded the triple-double (14, 13 and 10) as Benedictine beat Hugenot 56-47.
  • Syracuse signee senior Kris Joseph finally earned his win over DeMatha. The Stags lost to Carroll 70-61 as Joseph dropped 25 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Rodney McGruder chipped in with 19.
  • Wesleyan has been boosted by the return of potential all-american Trey Thompkins. The senior power forward scored 34 points as his team dusted Avondale 88-61.

    Scout.com's top prospect in the junior class was barely needed as South Atlanta prepped for its game against BT Washington and Deshawn Painter later this week. South won 89-37 over Therrell. Derrick Favors scored 20 and pulled down 17 boards.

  • One of the top prospects in the First State had a good Tuesday effort. Caesar Rodney junior forward Tyshawn Bell scored 26 points and had 22 rebounds in a 56-51 win over Sussex Tech. It was Bell's second perfect vision 20-20 game.
  • Jeff Robinson may have played his best game of the season. Lawrence North defeated Southport 63-52 in the Marion Tournament. Robinson and sophomore forward Dominique Ferguson each scored 15 points.
  • One of the top juniors in the nation did work Tuesday night. Jamil Wilson, a Top 10 power forward, scored 23 points as Horlick edged Racine Case 56-51.

    Cannon School raced out to a 23-8 first quarter lead against Covenant Christian and never looked back. Cannon won the contest 87-59 behind 15 points from point guard Ryan Harrow and 14 from forward Jarell Eddie; both are sophomores.

  • Illinois commitment Crandall Head celebrated his first game since joining the Illini with a big effort. The sophomore pumped in 16 points and 10 rebounds as Rich South defeated Minooka 74-49.

    Arlington Country Day took its lumps in two holiday tournaments. Now its back in Florida and the train is on the tracks. Sophomore James Bell turned in one of his best games as an Apache when he scored 17 points and pulled down 18 boards in ACD's win over University Christian.

  • Freshman sensation Tony Wroten scored 17 points but Bothell bottled up Garfield in Seattle, 63-61.

  • Leflore's trip to the Target Center had a bizarre ending.
  • Iman Shumpert's OPRF squad is 13-5 on the year. The team competed and finished 3-1 in the recent Pontiac Holiday Tournament. In his final game of the event, Shumpert pumped in 30 points. …
  • It looks like Bud Mackey had found a new home at Harmony Prep.
  • A fight cancelled one of the West's best matchups Tuesday night.

  • "Here, make sure you get this," Pryor said, bending down to get close to a reporter's tape recorder. "He can't guard me. How do you say that in Serbian?"

    Terrelle Pryor responding to remarks made by opponent earlier in the week

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