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Final Top 25 Poll (Cont.)
Posted: Friday April 7, 2006 11:51AM; Updated: Friday April 7, 2006 11:51AM
Final High School Basketball Rankings
Vashon (St. Louis) (27-2)
Vashon captured its 11th state title by edging Kickapoo, 58-55, in the Class 5 final. Senior point guard James Washington scored 17 points to lead the Wolverines, while senior wing Bobby Hill added 14 points. It was Vashon's 10th state title under head coach Floyd Irons.
Dunbar (Dayton, Ohio) (26-2)
Senior guard Daequan Cook poured in 23 points to lead the Wolverines to a 73-46 win over Wooster Triway for the Division II state championship. But Cook wasn't the only star in the victory. Junior guard Norris Cole had 18 points, senior forward Mark Anderson scored 14 points, junior center Aaron Pogue chipped in 10 points and senior point guard Darran Powell contributed four points and nine assists.
De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) (32-1)
The Spartans squeaked past No. 21 Clovis West, 43-40, in the Division I state championship. Senior forward Lincoln Gunn scored a team-high 16 points and senior point guard Justin Joyner hit two big free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining. Senior guard Paul Roemer chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds. The Spartans closed out the year with 27 straight wins.
Simeon (Chicago) (33-4)
The Wolverines stunned then-No. 9 and defending state champion Glenbrook North, 61-44, in the Class AA state quarterfinals, but weren't done there. After defeating Marshall, 69-56, in the state semifinals, Simeon went on to capture their first state title since 1984 with a 31-29 overtime victory over Peoria Richwoods. The point total set the record for the lowest scoring Class AA championship game in state tournament history. Peoria Richwoods had the ball with 11 seconds left and the score tied at 29, but Simeon junior point guard Derrick Rose stole the ball, drove the length of the court and hit the game-winner with one second remaining. Rose finished with nine points, four rebounds and two assists. Senior Josh Davis led the Wolverines with 11 points, while junior Tim Flowers added nine points and nine rebounds. Rose and Flowers were named to the all-tournament first team.
Episcopal Academy (Merion, Pa.) (27-4)
The Churchmen defeated Germantown Academy, 82-56, in the Inter-AC Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament championship to finish the season tied for the school record for single-season wins with 27. Senior Wayne Ellington scored 21 points to complete his career with 2,211 points, while senior Gerald Henderson scored 25 points to finish with 2,059 for his career. Ellington, who signed with North Carolina, is rated the nation's No. 3 senior recruit by SchoolSports.com, while Henderson, who inked with Duke, is rated the nation's No. 19 senior.
Arlington Country Day (Jacksonville, Fla.) (27-3)
The Apaches captured their second straight Class 2A state championship with a 73-37 win over Benjamin. Junior forward A.J. Stewart was named tournament MVP after posting 15 points and 11 rebounds in the final. Junior Devon Lamb scored 15 points and junior R.J. Wright chipped in with 14 points.
St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.) (39-4)
St. Patrick defeated Linden, 61-54, in the Tournament of Champions final. It was St. Patrick's third T of C crown overall. Junior guard Corey Fisher scored 17 points to lead St. Patrick, while senior forward Yves Mbala added 15 points.
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) (23-5)
Mount Vernon captured the Class AA Federation championship by edging Lincoln, 62-60. Lincoln had defeated then-No. 19 Rice, 68-63, in the semifinals. Senior forward Jonathan Mitchell and junior guard Michael Coburn each scored 16 points for Mount Vernon in the win over Lincoln. It was Mount Vernon's second Federation title in three years and fourth overall.
Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) (30-3)
The Golden Eagles were edged by No. 15 De La Salle, 43-40, in the Division I state final. Senior guard De'Jon Jackson had a team-high 18 points and 10 rebounds and junior forward Tim Shelton added 15 points and eight rebounds.
Westfield (Spring, Texas) (36-1)
Westfield had its season ended in a 76-67 loss to Kingwood in the Region III-5A championship game. Westfield remains in the Top 25 and ahead of Kingwood because it had beaten Kingwood three times previously this season and only had one loss on the year against solid competition.
Glenbrook North (Northbrook, Ill.) (29-3)
The Spartans had their bid for a second consecutive state title ended in a 61-44 loss to No. 16 Simeon in the Class AA state quarterfinals. Senior guard Jon Scheyer, who signed with Duke, scored 18 points in his final game. He's rated the nation's No. 27 senior recruit by SchoolSports.com. Despite the loss, Glenbrook North finishes the season in the Top 25 because it picked up 29 wins against a tough schedule and had only two losses to in-state opponents, one being in the state tournament.
Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) (29-4)
The Blue Devils captured their first state title after defeating Beach, 66-49, in the Class AAAAA state championship. Senior guard and Kentucky recruit Jodie Meeks scored a game-high 32 points and added six rebounds to lead Norcross. Junior power forward Gani Lawal had 18 points and a game-high 13 rebounds and senior guard and Fordham recruit Brenton Butler recorded 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Mountain View (Mesa, Ariz.) (19-3)
Mountain View won its second consecutive state title and fifth overall by cruising past Corona del Sol, 80-50, in the Class 5A Division I state championship. Senior forward Stephen Rodgers led the Toros with 26 points, while junior point guard Kendall Wallace scored 22 points and junior center Harper Kamp added 10 points.
: No. 19 Rice (New York, N.Y.) (25-5)
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