La Lumiere To Meet Oak Hill Academy In Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions Finals

The final round matchups are set at the 34th annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at JQH Arena in Springfield. 

From a three quarter court game winning shot, to 35 and 37 point performances by players in the same game, a big crowd got to see a memorable semifinals night Friday. 

The fans who attended the first game of the evening at JQH Arena were treated to one of the longest shots in tournament history as Wasatch Academy's Damion Squire hit a three quarters court bomb that beat the buzzer, defeating the Glendale Falcons 68-65.

Oak Hill Academy 73, Webster Groves 62

The Oak Hill Warriors run their Tournament of Champions Record to a perfect 8-0, leading Webster Groves from start to finish and advancing to the finals yet again. 

Keldon Johnson scored 23 points to lead Oak Hill (26-0), while David McCormack posted a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds. 

Johnson is the 18th ranked senior in the nation and will play college ball at Kentucky, while the 6-9 McCormack is headed to Kansas. 

Courtney Ramey's 23 points led the way for the Statesmen, who drop to 7-5 on the season. 

The Warriors will meet La Lumiere in Saturday night's championship game, which tips off at 9:00 p.m. and will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network.  

La Lumiere 63, Brentwood Academy 51

La Lumiere School from La Porte, Indiana has advanced to the championship game with a win over Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN). 

Darius Garland, who had 11 points at the half, finished with 37 points to lead Brentwood in a losings effort. 

Garland, the son of former NBA and SMS Bears standout Winston Garland, tied for 15th on the all time tournament list for points in a game. 

La Lumiere's Isaiah Stewart put on a scoring performance of his own, finishing with 35 points to go along with 13 rebounds. 

The Lakers (13-2)  held a 28-21 lead at the, then went up by as many as 13 points in the third quarter. 

Brentwood (10-4) got the lead down to four points, 53-49, with 2:58 left in regulation, but La Lumiere scored six unanswered points to pull away. 

Ozark 69, Christ The King 61

The Ozark Tigers will be playing for the consolation trophy after pulling away in the fourth quarter to beat Christ The King. 

The Tigers held a 12 point advantage in the second quarter, then led 27-23 at the half, but trailed the Royals 43-42 going into the fourth quarter. 

Ozark (10-4) took control, outscoring the Royals 27-18 in the final frame. 

Quinn Nelson hit five three pointers and put in 27 points to lead the Tigers, with Payton Nichols adding 20 points. 

Tyson Walker's 22 led the way for Christ The King, who drops to 9-4 overall. 

Wasatch Academy 68, Springfield Glendale 65

The fans who attended the first game of the evening  at JQH Arena were treated to one of the longest shots in tournament history as Wasatch Academy's Damion Squire hit a three quarters court bomb that beat the buzzer, defeating the Glendale Falcons 68-65.

When Glendale's Monty Johal had a jumper blocked with two seconds left in regulation, it looked like overtime.

But Squire pulled down the rebound, took a dribble, and unloaded a three quarters court shot that hit nothing but net. 

His teammates quickly piled on him at mid-court. 

The shot capped an outstanding game that saw the Falcons (9-4) go up early, draining ten three pointers in the first half to take a 42-24 halftime lead. 

But the Tigers (13-2) outscored the Falcons 28-11 in the third period and would have taken a lead into the  final quarter had Johal not drained a three at the buzzer. 

The Tigers went ahead 65-61 with three minutes left in regulation, but the Falcons tied it 65-65. 

Glendale played for the last shot, but Johal came up short, setting up the amazing finish. 

Marvin Williams III scored 20 points to lead the Tigers, who hit only 3 of 14 three point attempts as a team, compared to Glendale's 13-33 shooting from beyond the arc. 

Johal, who earlier this week set the Springfield Public Schools career scoring record, finished with 30 points and hit five three pointers to lead the hometown Falcons. 

Here are the scores from Friday's second round of the Tournament Of Champions: 

Consolation Semifinals:

Final: Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT) 68, Springfield Glendale 65

Final:  Ozark 69, Christ The King (Middle Village, NY) 61

Winner's Bracket Semifinals (Televised Live on CBS Sports Network):

Final: La Lumiere (La Porte, IN) 63, Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN) 51

Final: Oak Hill Academy  (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 73,  Webster Groves (MO) 62

Schedule for Saturday's Final Round of the Tournament of Champions:

7th Place Game: Springfield Glendale vs. Christ The King (Middle Village, NY) 2:30 p.m. 

Consolation Final: Wasatch Academy (Mt. Pleasant, UT) vs. Ozark 4:00 p.m. 

Great Southern Bank Dunk Contest 6:00 p.m. 

3rd Place Game: Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, TN) vs. Webster Groves (MO) 7:00 p.m. 

Championship Game: La Lumiere (La Porte, IN) vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) 9:00 p.m. 

We'll have updated scores and recaps throughout the tournament at KTTS.com. 

 

 

 

 

 

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