Top Performances: Day 4 of the state tournament (4A-6A)

High School

Posted On: 03/8/18 9:31 PM

On Thursday, the Class 4A, 5A and 6A finals were played in Lakeland. Semifinals for 7A, 8A and 9A will take place on Friday with the finals being held on Saturday.


4A final: Master’s vs. Westminster 89, Master’s 64

5A final: University 80, Trinity Catholic 40

6A final: Leesburg 71, Rickards 62

Here are the top performances from Day 4 of the FHSAA state tournament.

Zach Scott (Westminster)

In his final high school game, Zach Scott scored 35 points while grabbing nine rebounds, handing out six assists and forcing five steals. It seemed as if Scott was everyone on the floor as the Lions won back to back state titles. The senior FGCU commit was grabbing boards on both ends, intercepting passes and hitting shots from outside or on lay-ins. He will fit in nicely for FGCU this fall with his all-around leadership.

Trey Doomes (University)

The best player on the floor for University was Trey Doomes, hands down. The senior West Virginia commit dropped 26 points. In the game, he reached the 2,000-point mark in his high school career. It was a special moment for Doomes as he put back a layup after three tries and drew a foul. On a team filled with athletes, Doomes is a player who is consistent and smart each night. University won its first state title.

Keon Ellis/Cordrayius Graham (Leesburg)

Seniors Keon Ellis and Cordrayius Graham put everything they had to help Leesburg win its second straight state trophy. Ellis was hitting big shot after big shot on his way to 24 points while Graham’s free throws (12-of-14) were crucial for the Yellow Jackets.

Bonus video: Ellis catches a body in transition

Dudley Blackwell/Sam Griffin/Chase Johnston (Westminster)

The trio of sophomore Dudley Blackwell and juniors Sam Griffin and Chase Johnston combined for 46 of its teams’ points in the state title win over Master’s. Blackwell had 14 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as he was setting up just about everyone on the floor. Griffin produced 19 points which featured some big shots while Johnston found his groove in the second half totaling 13 points.

Bonus video: Blackwell makes the crowd go nuts on this alley oop slam

Vincent McCray (Rickards)

On Wednesday night, senior guard Vincent McCray was clutch for Rickards in the second half as the Raiders came back. He kept his group alive against Leesburg in the state loss on Thursday. McCray scored 24 points which included a whopping 20 in the second half alone. Sophomore Malik Darisaw had 14 points while senior Alic Troutman finished with 10 points.

Jose Placer (Master’s)

Senior Master’s guard Jose Placer gave Westminster all he had with a 24-point performance. He wasn’t dominant from outside, but his mid-range game and attacking were on point. Headed to UMBC this fall, Placer is one determined kid who plays hard every game.

Drue Drinnon/Scottie Barnes/Vernon Carey Jr. (University)

It wasn’t the typical stat lines for the University stars, but it sufficed. Senior New Mexico commit Drue Drinnon scored nine of his 15 points from beyond the arc and played his heart out in his final high school game. Junior forward Vernon Carey Jr. had 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks with Michigan State in the house watching. Sophomore forward Scottie Barnes filled the stat sheet with eight points, six rebounds, five assists and three blocks.

Bonus video: Barnes has a ridiculous dunk

Dominic Pugh/Jarveil Gainey (Trinity Catholic)

Trinity Catholic is an undersized group who faced a tall task against an athletic and complete University group. Junior guard Dominic Pugh led his side with 13 points while freshman Jarveil Gainey had 12 points in the game. They both return next year. This is a true team that will be very solid again next season.