AZ Compass Prep vs. Montverde Academy (Boys) (Semifinal)
Suncoast Credit Union Arena
Ft. Myers, FL
April 2, 2021
AZ Compass Prep coach Ed Gibson started the following lineup: 6-6 Sr. Alden Applewhite, 6-6 Sr. Glenn Taylor Jr., 7-0 Jr. Adrame Dionque, 6-1 Sr. Javon Small, and 6-3 Sr. TyTy Washington. Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle countered with 6-8 Sr. Caleb Houstan, 6-6 Jr. Dariq Whitehead, 6-10 Jr. Jalen Duren, 6-0 Sr. Ryan Nembhard, and 6-4 Sr. Langston Love.
Montverde Academy’s Caleb Houstan’s tip in gave his team a 51-49 victory over the upset minded AZ Compass Prep. AZ Compass Prep trailed 42-33 after three quarters but staged a furious rally in the final quarter that fell one basket short. Montverde Academy shot 41.8% from the field including two of 10 from the three point line. They connected on three of three free throws, pulled down 37 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 10 AZ Compass Prep turnovers. AZ Compass Prep shot 45.5% from the field including five of 19 from beyond the arc. They connected on four of seven free throws, pulled down 19 rebounds, and scored 17 points off 11 Montverde Academy turnovers.
Jalen Duren led Montverde Academy with 14 points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots. Dariq Whitehead added 13 points and 6-8 Jr. Malik Reneau recorded 10 points on five of five from the field. Caleb Houstan chipped in with five points and seven rebounds.
TyTy Washington led AZ Compass Prep with 15 points, four rebounds, five assists, and two blocked shots. Alden Applewhite added 11 points on three three point baskets including three three point baskets and three rebounds. 6-6 Jr. AJ Storr recorded seven points. Ryan Nembhard added five points, nine assists, and two steals.
AZ Compass Prep,9,10,14,16,49
AZ Compass Prep (49) – Applewhite 11, Taylor Jr. 4, Dionque 4, Small 4, Washington 15, Storr 7, Uduje 4.
Montverde Academy (51) – Houstan 5, Whitehead 13, Duren 14, Nembhard 5, Love 0, Reneau 10, Hood-Schifino 2, Williams 2.
A special thanks to the event stats crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for this event.