Without two of starters, Anson Winder stepped in and netted 32points in a 79-62 victory for Bishop Gorman (Nev.). Winder was 11 of 15 fromthe floor and was good on 8 of 10 from the charity stripe for the Gaels.
Star of the day
Damien Leonard bucketed six 3-pointers for J.L. Mann. After twogames Leonard has made 10 of his 17 attempts from downtown and would need six3-pointers Wednesday to match his three game total from a year ago. The Patriotjunior holds the Beach Ball Classic record for most 3-pointers in three gamesequence with 16.
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Cedar Hill (Texas) guard Oliver Wells six points, six rebounds andfive assists in a win against Mount St. Joseph (Md.), but it was his 32 minutesplayed that was impressive. All of Wells rebounds were on the defensive endallowing him to lead the Longhorns in transition and feed scorers Thomas Gibson(16 points) and Tanner Milson (15 points)."Oliver pushed the ball at the right times and allowed me to get into scoringsituations," said Milson.
Game of the day
Tahj Shamsid-Deen's two free throws with 32 seconds left broke a 61-61 tie and Columbia (Ga.) held off Concord (N.C.) 64-61 in a second-round game. Will Vanderburg missed a potential game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer. Columbia moved into the semifinals with the win.
Today's best matchup
Nichols School (N.Y) vs. Bishop Gorman (Nev.) 7:00. WillNichols be able to match the intensity of the Gaels? If Nichols can slow thegame down and get the ball to Will Regan in the post the Vikings may be able totake advantage of a mismatch inside. However if Anson Winder goes off for 30+like he did Monday Bishop Gorman may be hard to stop.