Westchester 58, Lexington Catholic 54 University 71, Toledo St. John's 54 Fort Myers 62, Seagoville 58 (2OT) Bremerton 66, Miami Senior 49 Raines 66, Brandon 47 South Gwinnett 79, Parker 61
Baton Rouge University advanced to the championship game at the City of Palms Classic behind 6-8, 335 pound center Glen Davis. "Big Baby" muscled his way to a game-high 29 points as his dominance in Florida continued. Garrett Temple, Davis' fellow LSU signee and a 6-3 guard, also scored 20 points for the winners.
The Comets of Westchester in Los Angeles will play for the City of Palms championship. On Monday evening, they defeated an outstanding Lexington Catholic team. USC-bound 6-4 point guard Gabriel Pruitt led the way with 23 points. Demetrius Green, Lexington Catholic's talented guard had 18 in the loss. Lexington Catholic has a pair of quality losses on the season; they fell to Oak Hill in its first game of the year.
Bremerton (WA) High got back to its winning ways on Monday in a consolation round game at the City of Palms Classic. Marvin Williams' team scored a 66-49 win over Miami Senior. Williams, TheInsiders.com's No. 4 prospect in America, scored 22 points to go with 13 boards. Miami Senior freshman Edwin Rios had a rough shooting evening. He did score 20 points but went 7-for-23 from downtown and just 3-of-13 from behind the arc.
Seagoville senior center Lamarcus Aldridge did not play for Seagoville High Monday at the City of Palms Classic. On Saturday, Aldridge had an X-Ray on his knee and it was determined that he's got a sprained knee. Aldridge said that he expects to return in time for the Dell Curry Shootout Jan. 1-3. Meanwhile, in double-overtime, Seagoville fell to Fort Myers High.
After a tough loss to nationally ranked Lexington Catholic, South Gwinnett took out some frustrations Birmingham Parker. South Gwinnett, led by talented 6-3 junior guard Louis Williams, defeated Parker 79-61.
Williams had 25 points as he shot the ball much better than he had in his two previous game in Fort Myers. He made 10-of-19 shots from downtown, including 5-for-9 from deep. Parker was led by 6-9 power forward Walter Sharpe who had 16 points and 9 rebounds.