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Hoop Mountain Prep Classic Day 4
- In addition to the Tilton/South Kent match-up, there were also a number of other nice match ups on Sunday, the 4th and final day of the Hoop Mountain Prep Classic at Marianapolis Prep. Let's talk shop. Vermont Academy earned their 3rd straight win and moved to 3-1 on the season with a 78-72 victory over a Mont Clare Academy squad which had defeated Bridgton Academy the previous day. Dominic Woodson, Jamel Artis, Trey Davis, Troy Davine and Daquien McNeil went to work for Jesse Bopp's club all weekend. This squad is a red-alert threat in Class AA as we head towards the year of the Maya. Winchendon fell to 1-6 on the season after dropping a 67-63 decision to NIA Prep. Tevin Falzon played very well for the Winch, dripping 15 points from his Newton North Tiger faucet...Bridgton Academy took out Marianapolis 88-78 in a highly-entertaining up-and-down affair. The Bridg was led in this one by the high-flying, St Johns-bound trapeze artist-duo of Darrick Wood and Amir Garrett. After consecutive 30 point ballgames heading into Sunday, Wood dropped 28 on Marianapolis, scoring his points mainly on DC-flavored dunk shots and boomerang trey balls off the dribble bounce. Meanwhile, Garrett went for a left-handed La La Land 22 in fast-lane slashion. While Bridgton won the ball-game, Marianapolis was very impressive as well and showed they are dead serious in their candidacy for a Cabinet position in the NEPSAC Class AA. Nigel Sydnor was on his Baltimore-grind at the point for Marianapolis Head Coach Dave Vitale, pushing the basketball down the teeth of the Bridgton defense throughout the game to the tune of 21 points and numerous trips to the dime store. Also hard-hattin' it for Marianapolis was Boston-native Kachi Nzerem, a powerful wing-athlete who finished with 17. And thunder-horse wide-body junior big man Greg Senat went for 14 & 10...Cushing Academy moved out to 3-0 out of the gate with a 55-42 win over Salisbury in a 32-minute talent-fest. Andrew Chrabascz led the way with 15 while Tyler MacFarland had 12 points and 10 rebounds. For Salisbury Head Coach Jeff Ruskin, Bucknell-bound Ryan Frazier came through with 13 points and a terrific floor game while Samuel Dingba raised eyebrows with his high-volume combination of length, strength, and athleticism. Salisbury is now 1-1 on the season after they opened their season on Saturday with a 57-39 win over Avon Old Farms in a game in which Dingba and sophomore Chris McCullough each had double-doubles in points + rebounds...In the last game of the 2011 #HMPC, Worcester Academy simply blew out IMG Academy by a score 77-37 as Rene Castro dropped 18, Ausar Madison was a back-court catalyst, and Andrew Scocca and Matt Cimino outplayed an enormous IMG front-line. Worcester is now 2-1 and looks real tough.