Extra time was needed in game number one of the 2011 PrimeTime Shootout Friday at University High School.
The Thomas Jefferson Orange Wave had a 43-34 lead going into the fourth quarter, but the Morgantown Mohigans’ effort was too much in the end.
With less than a minute to play in the fourth quarter, the Mohigans scored five points on two steals, sending the game into overtime, tied at 47.
6-foot-5 senior Taylor Price scored two crucial buckets in the four-minute overtime, lifting the Mohigans to a 59-53 win. Price was named the Most Valuable Player after the game.
Game two of the 2011 PrimeTime Shootout was another overtime thriller. The Huntington Prep Express and Chester Clippers (PA) gave their audience an overtime dandy.
Down 67-64, Clipper’s Maurice Nelson, who is ranked 92nd in the 2011 recruiting class, drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 67 with 1.5 seconds left in the contest.
The Express’s in-bound play left 7-foot-4 junior Sim Bhullar wide open, but his half-court heave sailed over the backboard, sending the game into a four-minute overtime.
Despite a late push by Prep, the Clippers dominated in extra time.
Trailing 78-75, the Express had two chances to tie the game with three-point attempts. However, both shots were swatted away by senior guard Lamon Church.
The Clippers won the contest 79-75. The Clippers’ DeQuann Walker scored 21 points and was awarded the Most Valuable Player plaque at the end of the game.
Game three of day one involved a loss by one of New Jersey’s best teams.
St. Benedict’s Prep lost 62-49 to the Arlington Country Day Apaches.
Junior Jordan Goodman, who has already verbally committed to Rutgers, led the Apaches, scoring 16 points, including two three-pointers.
The Apaches are undefeated for the season with a 17-0 record and remain one of the best teams in the state of Florida.
Next to Oak Hill Academy, Arlington Country Day had the most players ranked among the nation’s top-100 players with four. Oak Hill has seven, including four-star recruit Quinn Cook, who is heading to play at Duke next year.
The night capped off with a showing from the No. 2 center in the 2012 recruiting class.
Jamesville-Dewitt’s DuJuan Coleman was on the court but his team was a bit of a no-show, vanishing early while the Columbia Eagles (from Decatur, Ga.) pounded the Red Rams 55-40.
6-foot-6 Jamal Reid, who is ranked 63rd overall in the 2012 recruiting class, directed the Eagles to a victory scoring 15 points and capturing the game’s Most Valuable Player award.
Reid and his team moved to 14-2 with the win.