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April 10th, 2009
Norfolk Sports Club 88 – Portsmouth Sports Club 77
The 2nd consolation game was out of reach early, allowing Norfolk Sports Club to cruise to an easy victory.
K&D Round's Landscaping 70 – Tidewater Sealants 68
The early game saw the meeting of the losers from the previous night. It came down to the wire, where Tidewater’s Chris Lowe had a drive to tie it, but he got blocked by Marcus Cousin at the buzzer.
By Aran Smith
While the games in Detroit didn't quite live up to expectations in the way of competition or excitement, they did give scouts a glimpse of top talent in the pressure cooker of the Final Four. Michigan State showed how playing as a team can overcome a talent disadvantage with their win over UConn to make the Final Four.
The team that everyone expected would, did.
With all the preseason hype they received, the North Carolina Tar Heels might've just headed North to Detroit and cut down the nets at Ford Field during football season.
It’s no shocker. When ESPN finalized the participants in its inaugural National High School Invitational, Findlay and Oak Hill were the two clear-cut giants in a field of some of the nation’s elite prep schools.
You can also learn more about the event from the official website: Portsmouth Invitational.com
The Tar Heels may have hit some bumps and looked vulnerable at times, but in the end their talent level was too much for anyone to match up with as the steam rolled their way to the national title. We will have coverage on the Final Four including a look at which player's stocks were affected but first here's a look at how our player pool turned out.
Although the Championship game wasn't close, the player tournament pool turned out extremely close, adding excitement when the title had already been decided.
63 games played. One to go. And after convincing wins by both North Carolina and Michigan State on Saturday night, it’s all about a rematch from a one-sided event that took place on December 3rd.
ROCKVILLE, Md. - When ESPN/RISE decided to create the National High School Invitational - their version of a national boy's basketball high school championship - this is exactly what they were hoping for.