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<b>ACROSS THE COUNTRY –</b> Billy Humphrey went for 50 in Georgia while a 43-year old school record fell in Albany. Here are some highlights from Friday night's action.


If Billy Humphrey isn't the hottest wing recruit by month's end then there's something wrong. Humphrey, an outstanding student and big time shooter, went off Friday night in action outside Atlanta. Dacula beat Mill Creek 79-55 as Humphrey dropped 50 points!

Oak Hill Academy needed a win after losing earlier in the week and they got by virtue of a 94-69 win over L.C. Bird at the Slamfest in Richmond. In front of 5,800 chilly fans, Kevin Durant and Tywon Lawson, two of Oak Hill's highly regarded juniors, scored 23 points each. Tyrese Rice, Bird's unsigned senior guard, went for a game-high 30 points.

In a packed gymnasium, Ridgeway nipped rival White Station 64-62 as unsigned senior point guard Jordan Mincy took care of business and scored 15 points. Future Wildcat J.P. Prince paced White Station with 27 points.

Augusta Josey is now 21-0 after it defeated Laney 62-40. Leading the way for Josey was bouncy power forward and future Gamecock Dominique Archie who scored a game-high 21 points.

Dunwoody dropped Towers 72-61 and this time out it wasn't junior Anjuan Wilderness leading the way. Instead, junior point guard Kierre Jordan dropped 30 for the winning team.

Brother Martin toppled St. Augustine Friday night in action in New Orleans. The big scorer for Brother Martin? You guessed it, D.J. Augustin made 10 of his 20 shots en route to 27 points.


Dajuan Summers, a 6-foot-8 junior forward, led McDonough past Towson Catholic 44-34 in Baltimore-area action. Summers scored a game-high 17 points. Sophomore guard Malcolm Delaney had 9 points for Mike Daniels team.

The game of the night in the area was a big time matchup between DeMatha and O'Connell and the Stags won this one 76-64. UVa signee Mamadi Diane led the way with 19 points and underclassmen Nigel Munson and Austin Freeman chipped in with 16 each. With head coaches from Georgetown and Maryland in the stands, David Neal had 29 and Marcus Ginyard 15 in the loss.

Germantown Academy cruised 53-34 Friday night behind 17 points from future Irish swingman Ryan Ayers. Unsigned senior Brian Grimes had 15 for the winners.

The boys from Episcopal were at it again and they rolled past Penn Charter 68-58. Top 20 junior Gerald Henderson was the team's high-scorer with 21 points and Wayne Ellington added 12 for the winners. Sam Zeglinski was the game's high scorer with 24 for Charter.

Neumann-Goretti continues to roll up victories and this time it was sophomore Rick Jackson and junior Derrick Rivera who scored 17 points each. They beat Cardinal O'Hara 69-45. Earl Pettis, a talented junior, had 15 and sophomore Antonio Jardine had 8 points.

A 43-year old school record fell Friday night as Columbia defeated Niskayuna 79-53. Junior guard Alexander Zampier, a 6-foot-2 standout, dropped 8 3-pointers and scored 42 points in the win.


Lawrence North got the revenged it wanted as it ripped North Central 76-47. However, North Central's Eric Gordon and Lawrence North's Mike Conley each missed the game due to injuries. For Conley, it was his 4th straight missed game. Meanwhile, No. 1 recruit Greg Oden went off for a career-high 37 points.

Thornton got a big win Friday night as it bested Homewood-Flossmoor 60-49. Leading the way for Thornton was Donnell Lyons who scored 16 and junior forward Joevan Catron had 14. For H-F, No. 5 senior Julian Wright scored 20. Thornton has just one loss this season.

Bobby Frasor's back and he helped Brother Rice defeat Leo 76-56 Friday night in Chicago. The future Tar Heel was big time in scoring 26 points, getting 7 rebounds, 6 assists and four steals.

Detroit Renaissance dropped Rogers 66-56 as mighty mite guard Tyjuan Porter erupted again, this time scoring 32 points.


South Garland whipped North Garland 74-61 behind 21 points from future Oklahoma State guard and Top 100 player Terrel Harris. Trent Boone, a junior, tossed in 20 points to help Harris.


Jon Brockman's final 2 points proved to be the most important as Snohomish escaped 63-61 in overtime against Mount Vernon. The likely McDonald's All-American forward had 26 points and a manly 19 rebounds, exactly the kind of numbers you'd expect from one of the country's hardest working forwards and's 2004 summer player of the year.

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