Around The Nation: Jan. 23

AROUND THE NATION – Gonzaga won a big time game in D.C. Meanwhile, down the road Henry Sims' excellent season rambled on as a Hoya beat a Terrapin in local action.

Mount St. Joe's 61, St. Frances 51 -- Henry Sims outstanding senior season continued. Pat Clatchey's team handled St. Frances behind 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks as it improved to 17-2. Terrapins signee Sean Mosley pumped in 21 and 6 rebounds.

Saginaw 80, Libbey 76 -- The No. 2 team in Michigan downed Ohio's best behind 24 points from former Bradley pledge Daniel West. The game took place on MLK Day. Michigan State signee Draymond Green had 14 and 13. OSU signee William Buford did his part with 34 and 17 boards.

Gonzaga 83, O'Connell 62 -- Harvard's Tommy Amaker was front and center as two of his recruits squared off. Gonzaga's Max Kenyi was the man of the hour with 22 points. However, he was credited with holding Jason Clark to 11.

East Chicago 74, Scott 66 -- Memphis signee Angel Garcia poured in 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead his team this week.

B.T. Washington 72, New Hope 56 -- Rashanti Harris' all-american season continued but New Hope lost another game. Against a powerful foe, Harris scored 17 points and hauled in 19 rebounds. Memphis had an assistant on hand to see the unsigned senior.

Barbour Co. 52, Northview 49 -- Xavier Gibson did whatever he could to keep it close but Northview lost its second game of the season to Barbour Co. Gibson scored 21 of his team's 22 points in the second half; he finished with 29.

Finney 70, Kettering 53 -- Oregon State signee Kavon Rose went off. The guard hit the triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 dimes.

Meadowcreek 63, S. Gwinnett 60 -- Unsigned wing Teondre Williams rose up and stroke the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer. The small forward finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds.

Proctor 66, Henninger 63 -- Michigan signee Ben Cronin tallied 13 points in the 3-point set back.

Putnam City 71, Edmund N. 57 -- Xavier Henry delivered a command performance as the junior hit for a game-high 33 points in the win.

Prep Charter 89, Math, Science & Science 69 -- Point guard Jesse Morgan hit for 19 points in a blow out win. Sophomore big man Shaquille Duncan contributed 10 points.

Panther Creek 62, Middle Creek 53 -- The biggest game in Raleigh ended with Middle Creek suffering its first setback of the year. Junior Earnest Ross led the charge with 26 points. Middle Creek was paced by 2009er Garrius Adams with 17 points.

Franklin 77, Roosevelt 67 -- Peyton Siva was under the weather and could barely play but he did anyway. Siva didn't take many shots but scored 13 points.

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