Tuesday Around The Nation

From Devan Downey's 53-point outburst to Tyjuan Porter's quadruple-double, it was a busy night across the country. No. 9 Martell Webster led Seattle Prep in a key game out west.

SOUTH

Devan Downey, a 5-foot-11 point guard out of Chester High in South Carolina, blew past the 2,000 career point mark in style Tuesday night. Scout.com's No. 37 prospect in the Class of 2005 erupted for 53 points. For the season, Downey has been over 40 four times and hasn't dipped below 28 points. Chester defeated Lancaster 75-73 and needed every point Downey could toss in.

Freddie Little, an unsigned senior guard out of Bunn (N.C.) High, went for 28 points in his team's win over East Wake Tuesday evening. The Wildcats (5-2), have been receiving 29 points a game from Little.

Last year, as a junior, Little was one of the top scorers in the entire state. He'll be a hot mid-major prospect this spring if he can get his academics in order.

Brock Young, a 5-foot-9 point guard out of Raleigh Broughton, paced the Caps past Hoggard Tuesday night. Young, a member of the Class of 2007, scored 16 points for the victors. Young is one of the top young players in the state of N.C.

Super senior Lewis Clinch of Crisp County has the reputation of being a scoring machine. The 6-foot-2 Clinch added to his lore when he scored 31 points in an 85-57 win over Taylor County Tuesday evening. Clinch is ranked No. 27 in America by Scout.com.

Stepheson High out of Georgia downed Riverdale 68-48 Tuesday night. Georgia Tech signee Alade Aminu, a 6-foot-9 center who is ranked No. 50 by Scout.com, paved the way with 20 points.

Auburn signee Rasheem Barrett had a big evening Tuesday night. The 6-foot-4 Marist product scored a game-high 30 points as his team downed Chamblee 65-59.

Garner High in North Carolina was paced by junior guard B.J. Williams. The son of a former Clemson standout posted 19 points in his team's 55-33 win over Fuquay-Varina. Garner is 3-4 on the season and is rebuilding mode after losing James Mays to graduation. Mays is a freshman at Clemson.

On Monday night, No. 4 junior Brandan Wright helped Brentwood Academy get it done against Bartlett 73-47. The 6-foot-8 Wright went for 17 points and Brentwood's next game is against Science Hill Dec. 18.

DeMond Carter isn't messing around this year. The future Baylor Bear who stands 5-foot-10 and is ranked the No. 47 player in Scout.com's junior class, went for a season-high 50 points in Monday night's 115-108 overtime win over Slidell. Carter scored 6 points in the game's final 30 seconds. On the season, Carter is averaging 33 points and 10 assists. He verballed to Baylor last month.

The Blue Ridge Barons are perfect. The Barons improved to 4-0 they defeated St. Anne's Belfield 98-91 in overtime. UVa signee Laurynas Mikalauskas led the way for Blue Ridge as he posted a career high 38 points along with 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Teammate junior guard Stephan Kendall, another Virginia commit, finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. Jose Garcia, a Richmond signee, led the Saints (2-4) with 32 points. (courtesy John Holt)

With his future college coach in the stands, No. 8 senior Richard Hendrix helped propel Athens past Bob Jones Tuesday night. Hendrix and Athens struggled but won the game 62-57 as the big man went for a team-high 17 points.

I.C. Norcom last a key regional battle Tuesday night as it fell at the buzzer to Maury 65-63. Vernon Macklin, the 6-foot-9 junior power forward who is ranked No. 4 by Scout.com, went for 21 points in the loss. Macklin scored 15 points in the second half for Norcom.

Record Setter Over the weekend, Scout.com's No. 2 senior Monta Ellis of Jackson (Miss.) Lanier shattered the school record for points when he posted 65 in his team's 101-55 win over Greenwood.

EAST

The boys from Episcopal were at it against Tuesday night. The dream team of Wayne Ellington (Scout.com No. 7) and Gerald Henderson (No. 14) combined for 48 points as Episcopal took out West Catholic 59-45. The 6-foot-4 Ellington went for 23 and Henderson led the way with a game-high 25 points. Episcopal heads to the City of Palms Classic where play begins later this week (Scout.com will cover the event).

Michael Beasley, Scout.com's No. 2 player in the Class of 2007, had his breakout game of the year for Riverdale Baptist Tuesday evening. The 6-foot-8 Beasley went off for 29 points and 14 rebounds. The future Charlotte 49ers (should he not declare for the draft) went 11-for-16 from the field. Riverdale Baptist beat Paul VI 81-77.

Towson Catholic looked to its Class of 2007 standouts and once again they delivered for Coach Mike Daniel. Malcolm Delaney, the 6-foot-3 point guard who played at McDonough last season helped Towson Catholic slide past his old school 45-41. Delaney went for a game-high 18 points, including a trio of 3s. Meanwhile, 6-foot-8 sophomore power forward Donte Green chipped in 16. McDonough was led by 6-foot-8 junior forward Dajuan Summers who had 16 of his own.

NORTH

Lakota East versus Lakota West received top billing in the Cincinnati-area Tuesday night and the game delivered the goods. West won the contest 60-47 behind a solid effort from 6-foot-8 junior power forward Josh Chichester who scored 10 points. East was paced by shooting guard James Dews who scored 12 points following a career-low 6 points in his previous game.

Duke basketball signee Greg Paulus went off for 36 points in Christian Brothers Academy's win over Bartlett Tuesday evening. The dual sport star led the 81-55 romp over Central Square. CBA took its record to 4-1 on the season; Paulus is ranked the No. 28 player in America per Scout.com.

Lutheran West improved its record to 5-0 as it knocked off Richmond Heights 65-47 Tuesday night. No. 38 junior Richard Semrau, a 6-foot-9 standout from Lutheran, scored 19 points in the win.

Sophomore DeJaun Blair helped Pittsburgh Schenley defeat host Oliver 62-58. The 6-foot-7, 240 pound power forward went for 27 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks.

MIDWEST

UNC's Roy Williams was in attendance watching signee Bobby Frasor (No. 35, Scout.com) of Brother Rice Tuesday night in Chicago. However, the coach's presence seemed to ignited Hales Franciscan as Mike Robinson hit up Brother Rice for 30 points in the 80-74 win. Purdue signee Nate Minnoy had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Meanwhile, Frasor 22 points and his team is now 8-2 on the season.

Hillcrest High, out of nearby Chicago, rolled past Thornridge by 10 points, 62-52. Jerel McNeal, the 6-foot-3, No. 51 ranked player by Scout.com, hit for 21 points and 5 rebounds. Maurice Acker, another Division I prospect, scored 13 points.

The No. 21 player in the junior class was on display Tuesday evening. Glenbrook North's 6-foot-5 shooting guard Jon Scheyer helped his team improve to 7-0 as it took out Highland Park 46-42. Scheyer finished with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.

Top 100 point guard Will Walker of Bolingbrook had himself a good night Tuesday evening. Walker, one of the elite juniors in the state of Illinois, guided his team past Eisenhower 68-53. The 6-2 Raiders got 14 points from Walker.

Ramar Smith, a 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard out of Detroit King helped his squad stave off Cass Tech 75-62 Tuesday night. Smith, the No. 23 ranked player in Scout.com's junior class, went for 28 points and kept King (3-0) undefeated on the season.

It was a big night for a little man. Tyjuan Porter, a 5-foot-8 junior point guard out of Detroit Renaissance, had one of the best statistical nights of the young season. Porter's team downed Detroit Rogers 67-50 as the guard recorded a quadruple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.

Bytheville (Ark.) High gave defending Missouri state champion Poplar Bluff all it could handle Monday evening. The Mules, coming off an ESPN game last week, won the ballgame 74-71 in overtime and needed a near career-high 40 points from No. 7 senior Tyler Hansbrough. The 6-foot-9 Hansbrough helped the Mules to a win in a game that saw 18 lead changes.

WEST

The game received top billing in Seattle and it didn't disappoint as powers O'Dea and Seattle Prep met. With head coaches Lorenzo Romar of Washington and Trent Johnson of Stanford in attendance, Martell Webster (No. 9 and rising, Scout.com) hit for a game-high 29 points as Prep won 60-56. The capacity crowd also saw No. 10 junior center Spencer Hawes scored 14 points to go with 11 rebounds. Stanford signee Mitch Johnson, one of the top point guards on the West Coast, scored 22.

Snohomish had little trouble with Oak Harbor as it won 59-31 Tuesday evening. As expected, 6-foot-7 power forward Jon Brockman (No. 15, Scout.com) led the way with 21 points. Oak Harbor didn't put a single player in double figures on the night.

Rainier Beach of Seattle disposed of Nathan Hale rather easily Tuesday night. Louisville signee Terrence Williams, a 6-foot-5 wing, torched Hale for 25 points. Williams is the No. 45 senior in America and he's a scoring machine.

UCLA commitment James Keefe (No. 15, Scout.com) helped Santa Margarita to a big win this week. The 6-foot-8 Keefe had 14 points and 12 rebounds as S.M. defeated San Diego Buena Vista 64-49. Santa Margarita is 6-1 on the season.

Stanford signee Anthony Goods led Corona Centennial past Chaffey 83-51. Goods, a combo guard, scored 21 points in the win.

Up in Portland, Jefferson was led by 6-foot-8 senior forward Brian Morris. Jefferson defeated Wilson 83-50 as Morris hit for 20 points and 10 rebounds in his team's league opener. Morris was the league's player of the year as a junior.

SOUTHWEST

Don't look now but as predicted Bryan Davis is heading up. The 6-foot-8 power forward out of Grand Prairie High in Texas loaded up for 37 points as his team knocked off North Mesquite 77-53. Davis, ranked No. 28 in Scout.com's junior class, has his team at 7-3.


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