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Monday, 26 April 2021
La Lumiere vs. Prolific Prep (Boys) Geico Nationals March 31, 2021
Topic: Basketball




La Lumiere vs. Prolific Prep (Boys)

Geico Nationals

Suncoast Credit Union Arena

Ft. Myers, FL

March 31, 2021


La Lumiere coach Patrick Holmes started the following lineup: 6-11 Sr. Treyton Thompson, 6-7 Jr. Chisom Okpara, 7-0 Jr. Vincent Iwuchukwu, 6-1 So. Jeremy Fears, and 6-3 Jr. JJ Starling.  Prolific Prep coach Mark Phelps countered with 6-8 Jr. Kamari Lands, 6-10 Jr. Adem Bona, 7-0 Sr. Nathan Brittle, 6-4 Jr. Milos Uzan, and 6-6 Jr. Stefan Todorovic.


La Lumiere raced out to a early eight point lead but Prolific Prep came back to earn a 45-43 victory.  Prolific Prep led by 12 midway through the final quarter but had to withstand a furious rally by La Lumiere to earn the victory.  La Lumiere had one last chance but Jeremy Fears misses a jumper at the buzzer for the tie.  Prolific Prep shot 33.3% from the field including two of 14 from the three point line.  They connected on seven of 10 free throws, pulled down 39 rebounds, and scored four points off 11 La Lumiere turnovers.  La Lumiere shot 31.1% from the field including two of 11 from beyond the arc.  They connected on 13 of 15 free throws, pulled down 31 rebounds, and scored seven points off 12 Prolific Prep turnovers.


Stefan Todoovic led Prolific Prep with 12 points including two three point baskets, three rebounds, and three assists.  Adem Bona added nine points, six rebounds, and four blocked shots.  Nathan Brittle recorded eight points, 13 rebounds, and four blocked shots.  6-11 Jr. Mohammed Gueye chipped in with six points and six rebounds.


Chisom Okpara led La Lumiere with 15 points including four of four free throws.  JJ Starling added nine points including five of six free throws, two rebounds, two assists, and four steals.  Vincent Iwuchukwu recorded eight points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots.  Jeremy Fears chipped in with four points, seven rebounds, three assists, and two blocked shots. 


La Lumiere,11,9,8,15,43

Prolific Prep,5,13,14,13,45


La Lumiere (45) – Thompson 2, Okpara 15, Iwuchukwu 8, Fears 4, Starling 9, Kebba 5.


Prolific Prep (45) – Lands 4, Bona 9, Brittle 8, Uzan 6, Todorovic 12, Gueye 6.


A special thanks to the event stats crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this game.



Posted by REH at 9:30 PM EDT
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