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March 5, 2008

National Prep Semis are Set

The National Prep Championships are going on this week at Fordham University's Rose Hill Gym and tonight's semifinals look like this:

No. 1 Hargrave vs No. 4 Brewster, 6 p.m.

No. 2 Findlay vs. No. 6 Notre Dame Prep, 8 p.m.

The championship game is set for 7 p.m. Thursday

Here are some results from Tuesday's quarterfinal action:

No. 1 Hargrave 98, No. 8 St. Thomas More 75

Hargrave shot 14 for 30 from 3-point land. Marshall-bound guard Damier Pitts tallied 24 points for Hargrave and Mississippi State- bound Dee Bost added eight 3-pointers and 28 points.

Devin Ebanks tallied 16 of his 22 points in the first half and added two rebounds for St. Thomas More. 6-7 F T.J. Robinson from St. Thomas More added 17 points and 7 rebounds. Hargrave took a 40-35 halftime lead.

No. 4 Brewster 84, No. 5 American Christian 79

Xavier-bound guard Mark Lyons led Brewster (31-3) with 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting, and 3 of 5 from 3-point land. Arizona commit Emmanuel Negedu finished with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks. Fordham-bound guard Trey Blue had 16 points. American Christian guard Tyreke Evans was held to
12 points on 6-of-19 shooting and 0-for-4 from 3. Evans did have 14 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 3 turnovers. Evans is expected to decide between Memphis, Villanova, Texas and UConn sometime after the McDonald's All-American Game March 26. Former Louisville commit Lamont Jones had 23 points on 9-for-23 shooting and 4-of-10 from three.

No. 6 Notre Dame Prep 75, No. 3 Patterson 73

Notre Dame Prep rallied from a 33-29 halftime deficit. Former Louisville commit Melquan Bolding banked in a game-winning 3-pointer with .1 seconds left to give Notre Dame Prep the victory. Bolding finished with 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting and 3-for-6 from 3. He added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 3 turnovers, Syracuse-bound F James Southerland had 17 on 8-for-13 shooting and 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Missouri-bound Kim English added 16 points on 6-for-14 shooting and 2-for-8 from 3. Louisville commit Terrence Jennings was a defensive force and scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds.

Arkansas-bound PG Courtney Fortson scored 15 for Patterson. 6-9 Memphis-bound F Matt Simpkins had eight points on 4-for-6 shooting.

No. 2 Findlay 88, No. 7 Harmony 79

Jorge Gutierrez led unbeaten Findlay Prep of Nevada (31-0) with 22 points on 10 of 14 shooting and added nine rebounds. New York's Curtis Dennis scored 17, including four three-pointers. Clarence Trent and Cal State-Fullerton bound Jacques Street each had 13 and Kentucky-bound DeAndre Liggins scored

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