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High School Basketball Notebook (Feb. 3)
Simeon and Batavia squared off in Chicago this weekend and Simeon came away with a 68-65 double overtime win. Stan Simpson scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the victors, while Nick Fruendt scored a game-high 29 points for Batavia. Georgia Tech-bound guard Iman Shumpert led Oak Park with 21 points and seven rebounds, as the Huskies knocked off Highland Park by a score of 49-29. Dan Barnes added 15 in the win. With a handful of college coaches on hand, Scotty Hopson led University Heights to a 53-46 win in the championship game of the All "A" Classic at Eastern Kentucky University. Hopson scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while teammate Tyshawn Edmondson tossed in 16 and 9 for the Blazers. Anderson Goes For 26 Jerime Anderson, a UCLA signee, continued his solid senior season, as he went for 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in Canyon's 62-50 win over Los Alamitos. Rice and St. Raymond's hooked up on Friday night and Rice came away with a 87-80 win behind Kemba Walker's 39-point outing. Walker's AAU teammates Darryl Bryant (27 points) and Omari Lawrence (22 points) had big nights in the loss. Tryeke Evans scored a game-high 33 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in American Christian's 78-71 win over Academy of the New Church. Lamont "Mo Mo" Jones added 22 points for A.C. St. Anthony's guards Mike Rosario and Tyshawn Taylor led the nation's No. 1 ranked team to a 74-50 win over Rancocas Valley in the Kobe Bryant Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic. Both Rosario and Taylor scored 15 points, while junior standout Dominic Cheek tossed in 9. Ebuka Anyaorah scored 29 points Friday night, but it wasn't enough, as North Gwinnett fell to Peachtree Ridge by a score of 53 to 49. Cory Blackwell led the way for P.R. with 15 points. Centennial knocked off Northview 77-63, behind a big night from Lorenzo Brown. The 6-foot-4 combo guard went for 28 points. Ralph Sampson tossed in 25 in the loss. Whitefield knocked off Harrison 91-90 in double overtime. Brandon Reed buried a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to give Whitefield the lead. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound junior finished with 39 points and 17 rebounds, while Cameron Baskerville scored 31 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Solomon Hill led the way for Fairfax, as he scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Lion's 62-61 win over St. Patrick. Dexter Strickland scored 28 points in the loss on 9-for-12 shooting. Renardo Sidney fouled out with nearly seven minutes left and scored just 9 points. Favors Has Big Night Derrick Favors continued his spectacular junior season on Friday in South Atlanta's 102-69 win over Therell. Scout.com's No. 1 junior went for 41 points, 25 rebounds and 14 blocked shots. Mater Dei took down Farragut Academy and remained undefeated on the season. Andy Brown scored a game-high 16 points and sophomore Gary Franklin tossed in 12 points to lead the Monarchs. Dominguez knocked off Santa Margarita in the Nike Extravaganza behind a big effort by junior Jordan Hamilton. The 6-foot-7 wing scored 25 points on 11-for-27 shooting from the field. He also tallied 14 rebounds in the 59-55 win. Junipero Serra junior Demetrius Walker scored 25 points and snagged eight rebounds in his teams 74-53 win over Ontario Colony. Sophomore Tyler Lamb scored 25 points in the loss. Lance Stephenson scored 28 points and snagged 13 rebounds to lead Lincoln to the SNY title with a 86-55 win over Cardozo. Stephenson was named the tournament MVP. Trinity Field tossed in 23 points in the loss. Maalik Wayns did all he could for Roman Catholic, scoring 25 points, but it just wasn't enough, as Chester beat R.C 83-73. Nasir Robinson scored 19 points, Karon Burton scored 18 and Rahlir Jefferson added 16 for the Clippers. Freshman standout Julian Royal recorded a double-double for Milton in their 53-47 win over Chattahoochee. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound power forward scored 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. Marquis Teague, who is the brother of Wake Forest's freshman guard Jeff, leads Pike in scoring, as he averages just over 12 points a game. On Saturday night he scored a little more than his average, as he tossed in 17 points in a 66-58 win over North Central.
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