Ebi great, but Westbury comes up one game short

Ndudi Ebi was dominant at the Les Schwab Invitational, but came up just one bucket short of the title. Ebi averaged over 27 points for the event, but a buzzer beater sent them home without a title.

Ndudi Ebi's Westbury Christian team advanced to the finals of the Les Schwab Invitational. The Wildcats lost in the championship game to Bishop O'Connell 59-57 when Dave Neal's put back beat the buzzer.

Despite the loss, Ebi was amazing in the final game. The future Arizona Wildcat scored 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. He also added six steals and six blocked shots.

Westbury won three straight to advance to the finals. They started the event with a 44-28 win over Tigard (HS). Ore. Ebi 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Ebi was dominant in the tournament's second game. He scored 19 points, going 10-19 from the field and adding nine free throws, and for the second straight game he grabbed 14 rebounds. Westbury led by as many as 14 and were in control for most of the game. The Wildcats won 56-47 and cruised to the semifinal game.

Westbury advanced to the finals with a 71-65 win over Portland powerhouse Jefferson High School. Once again Ebi led his team in scoring, but narrowly missed the double-double. He scored 29 points and pulled down nine rebounds. He also had eight blocked shots.

For the tournament Ebi averaged 27.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 3.8 steals.


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