Week #4 brought some high scoring games and cleared up the standings as we head into the final regular season game of the season.
Auburn took possession of the top spot in the East Division with a 76-59 win over previously unbeaten Tennessee behind 17 from rising junior guard Jaden Lewis (Summit).
Demontay Dixon (Summit) had his best game of the league showing much more aggression and finishing with 15 markers. Jacoyah Webster (Columbia Central), Syeed Anderson (Lead Academy) and Larry Beddingfield (Lead Academy) all finished with 10 points in the win.
Brayden Jackson (Stewart's Creek) and David Ivy (Blackman) each scored a dozen for Tennessee who falls to 3-1 with the loss.
Tennessee will look to rebound this Saturday at CPA as they take on Florida (2-2) while Auburn (3-1) puts 1st place on the line as the tangle with a determined and ready to bust out Kentucky (0-4) squad.
Ohio State 95
Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) dropped 24 as Maryland moved up to 3-1 with a hard fought 98-95 victory over hard luck Ohio State. Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) and Cooper Smith (Hendersonville) each finished with 21 points in the win while D'Marco Holly (White's Creek) added 13 and Evan Sigler (Franklin) notched 11.
Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) led all scorers with 25 points in the narrow defeat. Mike Parker (Page) and William Mizell (USN) dropped 18 each, Danyale James (Page) added 15 and Truman Mizell (USN) closed with 10.
Maryland looks to take over the top spot in the West Division as they welcome unbeaten Michigan (4-0) on Saturday at CPA. Ohio State (0-4) looks for their first win against Michigan State (1-3).
James Coe (Jackson County) notched 21 points as Florida moved their record to 2-2 with an 85-64 win over Vanderbilt. Joining Coe in the score book were Silas Clark (Cumberland County) with 18, Logan Miller (Rossview) with 16 and Drew Dibble (USN) with 15.
Bryce Williams (Blackman) continues his scoring outburst dropping a game high 27 points. Omar Lyons (Siegel) finished with 10 for Vanderbilt who falls to 2-2 on the season.
Florida (2-2) will take on Tennessee (3-1) this Saturday at CPA while Vanderbilt (2-2) looks to bounce back as they battle Indiana (2-2).
Devan Cambridge (PJPII) led a four pack of double digit scorers with 25 markers as Michigan remained the leagues only unbeaten squad with a 99-72 win over Indiana. David Smith (Cane Ridge) scored 21, Kellen King (Brentwood) added 19 and Jonathan Howard (Cane Ridge) finished with 17 in the victory.
Rising freshman Mason McKnatt (Grace Christian) led Indiana with 20 followed by Corbin Daugherty (Independence) with 17 and Keishawn Davidson (Oakland) with 13.
Michigan (4-0) puts their unblemsihed record on the line this Saturday in a first place showdown against Maryland (3-1). Indiana (2-2) takes on Vanderbilt (2-2).
Michigan State 103
Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) and Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) scored 27 and 24 points respectively as Michigan State overcame a huge effort from borrowed Clay Washburn (CPA) to record a 103-81 win over Kentucky.
Drew Weikert (MBA) added 18 while Bryce Woods (Cane Ridge) finished with 15 in the win.
Washburn, who arrived late after taking the ACT, filled in for Kentucky and recorded a season high 40 points in the loss. Michael Mayernick (CPA) added 13 and Myles Hamilton (USN) added 12.
Michigan State (1-3) looks to keep the momentum rolling as they take on Ohio State (0-4) and Kentucky (0-4) takes on division leader Auburn (3-1).
Top Individual Scoring Performances:
Clay Washburn (CPA) 40pts
Desmond Washington (Cane Ridge) 27pts
Bryce Williams (Blackman) 27pts
Devan Cambridge (PJPII) 25pts
Elon Smallwood (Ravenwood) 25pts
Damien Baugh (Cane Ridge) 24pts
Ruot Monyyong (White's Creek) 24pts
James Coe (Jackson County) 21pts
David Smith (Cane Ridge) 21pts
Dennis Stallings (White's Creek) 21pts
Mason McKnatt (Grace Christian) 20pts
Week #5 Game Schedule (10/08) (All Games at CPA)
9:00 Kentucky (0-4) vs. Auburn (3-1)
10:00 Michigan State (1-3) vs. Ohio State (0-4)
11:00 Tennessee (3-1) vs. Florida (2-2)
12:00 Maryland (3-1) vs. Michigan (4-0)
1:00 Vanderbilt (2-2) vs. Indiana (2-2)