Long Island Lutheran (NY) vs. Montverde Academy (FL) (Boys)
Beach Ball Classic (Championship)
Myrtle Beach, SC
December 30, 2017
Long Island Lutheran (NY) coach John Buck started the following lineup: 6-9 Sr. Frankie Policelli, 6-3 Sr. Tykei Greene, 6-9 Sr. Donatas Kupsas, 6-0 So. Andrew Curbelo, and 6-0 Jr. Tyson Etienne. Montverde Academy (FL) coach Kevin Boyle Sr. countered with 6-9 Jr. Makhi Mitchell, 6-6 Sr. RJ Barrett, 6-10 Sr. Filip Petrusev, 6-4 Sr. Michael Devoe, and 6-4 Sr. Andrew Nembhard.
Montverde Academy (FL) shot 60% from the field in a 70-42 victory over Long Island Lutheran (NY) to earn the Beach Ball Championship. Montverde Academy shot 51.8%% from the field including five of 13 from the three point line. The Eagles connected on seven of 15 free throws, pulled down 42 rebounds, and scored six points off six Long Island Lutheran turnovers. Long Island Lutheran shot 29.1% from the field including four of 13 from beyond the arc. The Crusaders connected on six of 10 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored five points off five Montverde Academy turnovers.
RJ Barrett led Montverde Academy with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Makhi Mitchell added 14 points and 11 rebounds. Filip Petrusev chipped in with 13 points. Michael Devoe also reached double digits with 10 points.
Donatas Kupsas led Long Island Lutheran with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocked shots. Tyson Etienne added 12 points.
Long Island Lutheran (NY),21,21,42
Montverde Academy (FL),32,38,70
Long Island Lutheran (NY) (42) – Policelli 3, Greene 4, Kupsas 16, Curbelo 5, Etienne 12, Swinson 2.
Montverde Academy (FL) (70) – Mitchell 14, Barrett 27, Petrusev 13, Devoe 11, Nembhard 0, Wade 2, Kotov 3.
A special thanks to the Event Staff for providing the statistics for this game and to the Scott County Stats Crew for their contributions during this event.