MIDDLE VILLAGE, N.Y. —La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) with an exciting 70-52 defeat of Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) in the championship of the DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals, takes the title as the best high school basketball team in the country.
Both teams had a slow start, and it looked like it would be a close game, going into halftime; the game could have gone either way. But at the start of the second half La Lumiere came out and let it be known why they are ranked number one. La Lumiere with four players in double digits (Brian Bowen (27-1) with 15 points and seven rebounds, Jaren Jackson (17 points), senior guard Jordan Poole (13 points) and sophomore point guard Tyger Campbell (10 points, seven assists)), unleashed a beating on Montverde. Montverde put up a good fight but was just over matched by the La Lumiere offense. With just one player in double digits (Sophomore guard R.J. Barrett (26-5) with 25 points), just didn’t have the offensive to fight back against La Lumiere.
Check out some of the shots from this awesome championship game.