Senior guard Avery Bradley scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the first half today as the Findlay Prep Pilots smothered Montrose Christian of Rockville, Md., 60-43 to reach Sunday’s championship game of the ESPN National High School Invitational Tournament in Bethesda, Md.
As expected and hoped for by the event’s organizers since the game will air live at noon PDT on ESPN, Sunday’s championship will pit undefeated Findlay (32-0) against undefeated Oak Hill (41-0) of Virginia, a 74-66 winner over St. Benedict’s of Newark, N.J. in Saturday’s other semifinal. The teams are ranked Nos. 1 and 2 nationally by both ESPN and USA Today, with Findlay Prep ranked first by the latter and Oak Hill by the former.
"We’re not done," said Pilots coach Michael Peck after watching his team dominate for the second straight day. "We’re not going to be satisfied unless we go back to Las Vegas with the championship."