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A Showing of True Sportsmanship in Texas Basketball

There are moments every season that touch true sports fans: Cinderella stories, unexpected heroes, coaching through controversy to create a champion, the list could go on. When ScoreStream heard of what the Vanguard College Prep Vikings did for the Gainesville State Tornadoes we knew we had to share.

Some things are better seen, so we will leave it at this- GO WATCH THIS VIDEO!! And be prepared to be proud of Texas high school basketball!

A special shout-out to CBS Sunday Morning who covered the story and made the video.

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USA Today- State Championship Called A Tie?!

The championship! They have spent their entire season preparing for this. The hard work, long practices, injuries, sweat, yelling, teamwork, and pride…. It’s all for this one game. The chance to be crowned champion for that year.

On Saturday in Connecticut, the girls hockey teams from Simsbury and East Catholic/Glastonbury/South Windsor faced off for a chance to be the champ. You could hear the intensity in the crowd and the teams.

Regulation ends in a tie. Sudden death overtime. The fans are on their feet. The parents are nervous. Cheering on their daughters and hoping to return home with a victory.

The first overtime ends. Still tied. Second overtime. Exhaustion is overtaken by adrenaline. Everything is being left on the ice. The second overtime ends still tied.

As the crowd continues to pump their team up, the referee comes to center ice. Game over. It’s a tie!

There is yelling, muttering in the crowd, utter confusion on how the championship game can be declared a tie! And us fans at home, just as confused! How can a championship game be a tie?!

For the full story and analysis from USA Today on this crazy event, click here!

 

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ScoreStream National 25 for 2/12/15

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 2/12
1 1 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
2 2 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
3 7 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
4 5 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
5 8 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
6 11 Wheeler Marietta, GA
7 10 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
8 6 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
9 15 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
10 12 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
11 9 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
12 3 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
13 4 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
14 14 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
15 16 Callaway Jackson, MS
16 19 Plano West Plano West, TX
17 21 Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
18 13 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
19 23 Hamilton Memphis, TN
20 20 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 NR Garfield Seattle, WA
22 NR Blanche Ely Pompano Beach, FL
23 24 Roselle Catholic Roselle, NJ
24 25 La Lumiere LaPorte, IN
25 NR Chaminade St. Louis, MO.

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Rivals.com Top 25 Recruiters

Often hidden in the background, a college’s team lead recruiter can be one of the most important keys to success. With national signing day over and the dust settled from the surprises, Rivals recruiting analyst spent some time looking over the incoming signing classes.

While these classes have been ranked and reviewed exhaustively, Rivals was most interested in what the team’s recruiter was able to do given the teams needs and resources.

“This year the battle for our coveted National Recruiter of the Year title was a good one, with at least four strong candidates making a case. In the           end, Mario Cristobal had the best year for a top program and was easily Alabama‘s top recruiter, while that title was shared at USCFlorida StateTennessee and Clemson. And, for the first time ever, a fired head coach makes the list as a key contributor to an amazing Auburn recruiting class, setting up even more battles between the Tigers and Crimson Tide.”

To see the full list of NCAA college football recruiters from Rivals.com click here!

 

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2015 McDonald’s All American Rosters

The rosters are set!

The most prestigious honor in high school basketball, the McDonald’s All American title. Fans and nominees collected to watch the announcements, and now those given the honor will get to show their talent while going head to head.

With many of these players still undecided, the landscape of the college incoming class will be defined by this game!

See the full list of boys and girls McDonald’s All American’s here.

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Analyzing the Game: #2 Montverde Academy vs. Orlando Christian Prep

In our new series Analyzing the Game, ScoreStream will take a look at some of the top games from ranked teams around the country. Today we take a look at the USA Today Game of the Day between #2 Montverde Academy and Orlando Christian Prep.

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The Setup: On a 12-game win streak, #2 Montverde Academy will host in the opening round of their own tournament- Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament. Orlando Christian Prep comes in on a 3-game win streak of their own. The game will tip-off at 7PM (EST).

Jim Halley of USA Today’s Players To Watch: 

“Montverde Academy players to watch: LSU-bound big man Ben Simmons (28.2 ppg, 12.5 rpg) is considered the No. 1 player in the country.  Senior guard Marcel Ponitka is solid at point guard and junior guards Blake Harris and Howard Washington Jr. are big contributors.

Orlando Christian Prep players to watch: Senior guard Mike Tolbert is the team’s leading scorer at 19.6 points a game. Forward Josh Raoul (16.1 ppg) is another key scorer.”

Factors: Bringing in a 14-8 record, the defending 2A State Champion Orlando Christian Prep averages 59 points a game while holding their opponents to an average score of 56.4. They have played two nationally ranked teams this year (Blanche Ely and DeMatha Catholic) and were beaten significantly in both games. The final scores were 40-62 and 45-71 respectively.

Montverde Academy sits at 23-1 while playing a plethora of the countries top teams. Of the the eight nationally ranked (at some point) teams they played, Montverde’s sole loss came in the City of Palms Classic championship game against nationally Wheeler. Montverde Academy averages 73.4 points per game and allows 56.75 points per game.

Prediction: Montverde Academy has been in their home state in Florida now for the past 10 days and have had five days off. They will want to show off on their home court in the opening round and I see this one playing out as an easy win for Montverde Academy.

Final score prediction: 75-55

We want to hear your predictions! Share below or in the game chat!

 

Follow all of the game action on the app or here (Montverde Academy vs. Orlando Christian Prep).

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ScoreStream National 25 on January 27, 2015

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

This week brings an interesting twist to the rankings. Last weeks #8 Hamilton of Memphis, TN, who was previously undefeated, forfeited 15 of their 17 wins due to use of an ineligible player. While those are still on court wins and they deserve to be honored for them, it must be taken into account. One of those wins was against last week’s #4 Oak Hill Academy. With Oak Hill Academy now moving to 32-0 with major on court wins against ranked teams, we found it difficult not to move them to first place. If it were possible, Montverde Academy would be 1B! Right now they are definitely the front runners for the national title.

While Hamilton did forfeit those wins, their talent is impossible to deny. They remain in he ScoreStream National 25 for now!

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/27
1 4 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
2 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
3 5 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
4 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
5 6 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
6 10 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
7 12 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
8 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
9 14 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
10 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
11 3 Wheeler Marietta, GA
12 15 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
13 16 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
14 18 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
15 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
16 17 Callaway Jackson, MS
17 21 Wayne Huber Heights, OH
18 19 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
19 22 Plano West Plano West, TX
20 20 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 23 Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
22 11 Villa Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
23 8 Hamilton Memphis, TN
24 NR Roselle Catholic Roselle, NJ
25 NR La Lumiere LaPorte, IN

 

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ScoreStream National 25

The ScoreStream National 25 highlights the nations top high school basketball teams. By using our collected scores, media partners, and gathering input from sportswriters and experts we have put created our rankings honoring the top teams each week. Below are the rankings and a scoreboard to follow all of the action. To visit the team page and see their upcoming schedule, click on the team name.

Rank Prev. ScoreStream 1/21  Location
1 1 Montverde Academy Montverde, FL
2 2 Findlay Prep Henderson, NV
3 4 Wheeler Marietta, GA
4 5 Oak Hill Academy Mouth of Wilson, VA
5 6 Sierra Canyon Chatsworth, CA
6 8 Cape Henry Collegiate Virginia Beach, VA
7 7 Wesleyan Christian Academy High Point, NC
8 10 Hamilton Memphis, TN
9 9 St. Vincent- St. Mary Akron, OH
10 14 Fairfax Los Angeles, CA
11 11 VIlla Angela- St. Joseph Cleveland, OH
12 16 DeMatha Catholic Hyattsville, MD
13 13 Bishop O’Dowd Oakland, CA
14 19 Greensboro Day Greensboro, NC
15 18 Huntington Prep Huntington, WV
16 17 Cardinal Gibbons Fort Lauderdale, FL
17 NR Callaway Jackson, MS
18 20 Corona del Sol Tempe, AZ
19 21 Roman Catholic Philadelphia, PA
20 25 Atascocita Humble, TX
21 NR Wayne Huber Heights, OH
22 NR Plano West Plano West, TX
23 NR Bishop Montgomery Torrance, CA
24 NR Archbishop Carroll Wayne, PA
25 NR Jonesboro Jonesboro, GA

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Major upsets throughout high school basketball

Martin Luther King Day weekend brought a ton of high profile basketball tournaments (HoopHall, Bass Pro ToC, Flyin’ To The Hoop…) and major upsets as well!

The weekend started off with the previously unranked Linden Tigers from Linden, NJ taking down the then #2 Roselle Catholic 75-61. Roselle Catholic proceeded to lose consecutive games, while Linden swept there tough schedule proving they were a team destined for national attention.

Some teams like Montverde Academy remained steady, winning their tournament schedule this weekend. However, the wild basketball upsets were capped off yesterday with #1 Findlay Prep losing to unranked Wayne (game recap here!).

You can read the USA Today analysis on how Wayne was able to withstand the offense onslaught of Findlay Prep here.

To see more of the scores and upsets from the USA Today Super 25, check out our scoreboard here: http://usatodayhss.com/2015/high-school-basketball-super-25-scoreboard

 

 

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2015 McDonald’s All American Nominees

One of the most prestigious national awards a high school basketball player can achieve is becoming a McDonald’s All American. Once the teams are announced, the group comes together for a display of what the NCAA is about to see.

If you want a collective of the high school basketball players you should be watching around the country right now, this is it! Don’t miss out on seeing all of the McDonald’s All American Nominees here! 

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