FROSTBURG, MARYLAND -- J.R. Reynolds, who has already verbally committed to Pete Gillen's Virginia program, led Roanoke Catholic (VA) to an easy 71-42 win over host Bishop Walsh High School in nearby Cumberland, MD, to gain a Saturday matchup with Archbishop Spalding High School for fifth place in the Alhambra Invitational Tournament.
With the game tied at 11-11, Roanoke Catholic, which lost a 62-60 heart-breaker in overtime to Philly's St. Joseph Prep, used a 17-0 run from 1:35 of the first to 2:53 of the second quarter to break open the game at 28-11. The halftime score was 39-14 and the third quarter margin was 61-28.
Reynolds, a junior who sat for good at 2:01 of the third, led all players with 21 points. He also had a team-high three assists and eight rebounds. Matt Nowlin contributed 15 points, with a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc. Senior center Tadas Mankevicius addded 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds. And senior guard Matt McGarry added 11 points.
Walsh was led by senior sharpshooter Jamie Bradley who hit five of nine shots from behind the arc for 15 points. Tough playing point guard Eric Perlozzo added 10 points. Walsh will face Utah's Judge Memorial in Saturday's opening seventh place game.