Top-seeded Bridgton Academy (Maine) outlasted No. 4 Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) in double-overtime in the first semifinal on Wednesday night and Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) outlasted The Patterson School (N.C.), 89-75.
The two teams will square off tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at the University of District Columbia in what will finally determine the best team in the nation on the court.
Bridgton got 29 points from unsigned senior guard Greg Hill and a pair of players who are headed to St. John's - big man Justin Burrell and wing Paris Horne – each added 21 in the 121-118 double-overtime victory.
Hargrave had a chance to send the game into a third overtime, but missed a trio of 3-pointers on the final possession.
``Patterson is very talented and it was a great win for us," Notre Dame coach Bill Barton said. "The keys for us were controlling the defensive boards. Beasley, (Damian) Saunders and (Jamine) Peterson did a terrific job on the glass."