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Posted On: 12/28/18 4:47 PM
I traveled up to Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens to check out the quarterfinals of the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches.
Bergen Catholic (N.J.) advanced and will meet Dutchtown (Ga.) on Friday night in the semifinals. The other semifinal pits McCracken County (Ky.) versus host Dywer.
The final scores of the quarterfinals were:
Bergen Catholic (N.J.) 80, Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 68
Dutchtown (Ga.) 74, Deer Park Senior (Ohio) 54
McCracken County (Ky.) 70, Calvary Day School (N.C.) 63
Dwyer 72, North Clayton (Ga.) 36
Here are the top performers from the quarterfinals of the Holiday Basketball Classic of the Palm Beaches:
The 6-foot-6 junior left-hander poured in 26 points to keep the Mustangs unbeaten at 10-0. McCracken County is young with only one senior starter. Sivills can shoot from outside, post you up, hits free throws and has a good handle. Murray State, Rice, Kent State and St. Louis are some of the programs to already offer. Iowa State and Butler among those showing interest.
The 6-3 junior led the Bulldogs to a rout of Deer Park Senior, out of the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Placide scored 16 points as Dutchtown built a 45-21 halftime advantage and finished with 25 points. He hit four 3-pointers. East Tennessee State and Clayton State are among programs recruiting Placide.
Placide’s teammate, 6-7 2020 Cam Bryant, has offers from Georgia, Auburn, South Carolina and East Tennessee State. Bryant was held to 6 points.
The 6-foot-3 St. Peter’s University recruit came out on fire, canning four quick 3-pointers to put the Crusaders up 12-2 on Calvary Christian minutes into the game. Edert would finish with five 3-pointers and a team-high 21 points for unbeaten Bergen Catholic.
Freemantle, a 6-8 senior, and Zona, a 6-9 junior, give the Crusaders an impressive one-two punch inside. Freemantle is headed to Xavier next year. He finished with 12 points. Zona has scholarship offers from Rutgers, Notre Dame, George Washington, Davidson and St. Joes. He had 15 points.
“They are both very skilled and then they are also really good passing bigs,” Coach Billy Armstrong said. “The other side of it is they are great leaders and then they have a tremendous IQ for the game.”
The two 6-3 seniors scored 18 points apiece to carry the Panthers past North Clayton (Ga.).
The 6-7, 215-pound freshman, who has been offered by Iowa State, continues to impress. Glenn had seven field goals and 16 total points in the first half and finished with 29. You needed two hands to count the and-one’s Glenn converted vs. the taller Bergen Catholic squad. Strong around the rim. Excellent finisher.
The 6-1 senior guard led the Cougars with 26 points in the loss to McCracken County. The Citadel recruit is a good 3-point shooter and can handle the ball.
Wise, a 6-4 junior, led the Wildcats with 17 points in the loss to Dutchtown. He is a big, physical point guard. Wise has offers from Florida Atlantic, Kent State and Detroit Mercy. Connected on two 3-pointers.
Teammate 2020 guard Steven Gentry Jr. canned five 3-pointers for 15 points.
The 6-6 Division I prospect kept Calvary in the game, along with Glenn. Dalger scored 17 of his 23 points over the final two quarters. Dalger can hit from the outside and is a strong driver.
If you have high school basketball news, you can reach Pat Lammer via e-mail at PatALammer@Gmail.com or via text at 954-661-9671.