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Here is a look at some of the high school playoff action across the country.
Alabama:
Ralph Sampson, III scored 16 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked 9 shots to lead Butler High School from Huntsville to a 5A state championship.
Tennessee:
Sectional Finals were played last night with the winners gaining berth into the state tournament.
Jackson North Side beat Memphis Fairley 71-69. Reginald Delk had 32 points for the winners. Anthony Mason, Jr. scored 15 points in a losing cause.
Memphis Mitchell took it on the chin 91-76 at Haywood High School. In front of Georgia Tech's head man Paul Hewitt, Thaddeus Young had 29 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks.
Tyler Smith's season ended last night in an upset overtime lose to Humbolt. Smith scored 34 points for Giles Co., but fouled out of the game with around a minute left in regulation with Giles Co., holding a five point lead. Smith was whistled for two charging fouls in the last two minutes of regulation to pick up his fourth and fifth fouls. Giles Co., could not get it done without him and lost 77-73.
Bolivar Central cruised to a 67-46 win over Waverly. Olajuwon Kemp had 17 points. Wayne Chism had 11 points. Willie Kemp scored 10 points.
Memphis Ridgeway and Pierre Niles had an easy win. Niles led Ridgeway with 21 points. Memphis Raleigh-Egypt and Lawrence Kinnard, who scored 25, also had an easy win.
Arizona:
Harper Kamp's Mountain View High School won the 5A state championship with a 69-53 win over St. Mary's High School and Jerryd Bayless. Kamp had 14 points in the win and Bayless, who was once thought to be out for the season with a broken wrist, scored 25 points.
In the semifinals Mountain View took down Deer Valley High School and the trio of Joey Shaw, Lawrence Hill and Christian Polk 54-47. Kamp had 18 points, Shaw 13 points, Polk 12 points and Hill 11 points.
Nevada:
Bishop Gorman High School and Palo Verde High School, both from Las Vegas, squared off in the state championship game. Kashif Watson led Bishop Gorman to a 57-45 point victory with 28 points and 7 rebounds. P'Allen Stinnett, the top scorer in Las Vegas at 31 points per game, was held to just 10 points by a stifling box-and-one defense.
Colorado:
ThunderRidge High School is once again in the Final Four behind the strong play of Matt Bouldin. Bouldin scored 18 points, including 3 three-pointers, in the quarterfinals.
New York:
Playing with a splint on his broken thumb, Paul Harris scored16 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and had 5 assists as Niagara Falls secured a Final Four spot with a 62-55 Sectional Final win.
Miscellaneous New:
Brandan Wright scored 30 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked 5 shots in Brentwood Academy's Division II lopsided 80-54 state championship game victory. Wright averaged 29 points in his three state tournament games. He was voted MVP of the tournament, won a second Mr. Basketball and picked up his third state championship. The next day, he was in Chapel Hill, N.C. for the North Carolina vs. Duke game.
Also in Chapel Hill, N.C., instead of being in Starkville, Miss., was Jamont Gordon, who went to the game with his Oak Hill team instead of taking a scheduled visit to Mississippi State. It is unclear right now whether Gordon will take the trip at another date. A source close to the family, however, indicated that Gordon would most likely visit Florida this spring.
Oak Hill head coach Steve Smith picked up his 600th win this season.
Oklahoma signee Austin Johnson nearly had a quadruple-double in a playoff game last week. He scored 32 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out 11 assists and had 8 steals.
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