Rivals.com kicks off coverage of the 2005 PrimeTime Shootout with all the action from Friday night. Haddonfield got a huge game from their mammoth junior center Brian Zoubek, and it was a very tough night for the all of the New Jersey parochial schools in attendance.
Oak Hill Academy (VA) 87 St. Patrick's (NJ) 51 Powerful 6th ranked Oak Hill Academy blew open a close game with a furious second quarter run and coasted to an 87-51 victory over #21St. Patrick's (NJ). 6-foot-10 junior forward Kevin Durant had 15 points in the first half for the Warriors, but it was junior PG Tywon Lawson who provided the second quarter spark. Lawson finished the first half with 8 assists, 4 steals, and just 1 turnover and Oak Hill Held a 45-22 lead.
St. Patrick's was ice-cold from the field shooting just 7-33 in the first half and getting outscored 24-6 in the second quarter. They also turned the ball over 10 times in the first half. The lone bright spot for the Celtics was sophomore PG Corey Fisher who had 12 points and 3 assists in the first half. 6-foot-9 junior Derrick Caracter had a particularly rough first half shooting just 1-8 and missing some easy ones.
St. Patrick's played better in the third quarter, but could never significantly cut into Oak Hill's advantage. In the 4th quarter the Warriors turned up the defense again and put the game away.
Durrant finished with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks for the Warriors. Tywon Lawson had 20 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds, and 7 steals, unsigned senior G/F Jamont Gordon had 17 points and 7 rebounds, and Syracuse bound Eric Devendorf finished with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Fisher had 15 points and 6 assists for St. Patrick's. Caracter finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds, and 6-foot-4 sophomore forward Jeff Robinson had 8 points.
To give you an idea of Oak Hill's domination, the Warriors had more assists (21) than St. Patrick's had field goals (18). St. Patrick's committed 23 turnovers and shot just 33% from the floor, while the Warriors picked apart the Celtics defense to the tune of 54% shooting while committing 14 turnovers, several of which were during garbage time.
DeMatha (MD) 62 St. Anthony's (NJ) 49 #11DeMatha jumped out to a 10 point first quarter lead behind the strong play of sophomore guard Austin Freeman and never trailed on their way to a 62-49 win over 10th ranked St. Anthony's.
DeMatha is one of the few teams in the nation that can match or exceed St. Anthony's ability to go deep into their bench for quality minutes, and even without 6-foot-7 junior forward Jeff Allen, it was apparent that the Stags just had too much for a Friars team that is struggling without injured PG Sean McCurdy and C/F Ahmad Nivins.
Virginia signee Mamadi Diane finished with 16 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Stags. Senior guard Jason Green had 13 points and 5 assists, and Freeman added 13 points and 4 rebounds.
Derrick Mercer had 12 points and 6 assists for the Friars. Barney Anderson added 13 points.
Haddonfield (NJ) 99 St. Peter's (NJ) 30 7-foot-1 junior center Brian Zoubek had 20 points in limited minutes as Haddonfield crushed St. Peter's 99-30. Derek Heckendorn added 17 in the win. Danny Gonzales led St. Peter's with 16 points.
The Hun School (NJ) 62 St. Augustine (NJ) 47 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Idris Hilliard scored 24 points to lead the Hun School over St. Augustine 62-47. 6-foot-5 Gary Garris added 14 points in the win. Rutgers bound senior guard Anthony Farmer scored 23 points to lead St. Augustine's in the loss.