Larry Johnson and Maki Johnson spurned a 9-0 run to open the second half that helped Huntington Prep (WV) steamroll IMG Academy (FL) 67-46 in the championship of the National Bracket.
The Express led 28-24 at the half but Larry Johnson hit two three-pointers and Maki Johnson added another as the lead ballooned to 37-24 in the first 1:16 of the third quarter. The lead was never in single digits the rest of the way.
Ronald Jessamy scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds with Larry Johnson adding 16 points and Maki Johnson chipping in with 11 points. Larry Johnson earned Most Outstanding Player honors in the National bracket and Maki Johnson was named Most Valuable Player for the bracket.
Huntington Prep improved to 10-5 on the season.
Blue Cain, a Georgia Tech commit, led the way for IMG Academy with 12 points. The Ascenders came into the game with a 7-1 record and a No. 9 ranking in the latest ESPN rankings.
Jaylen Curry, Calvary Christian; Riley Allenspach, Providence Day; Aiden Sherrell, Hllcrest Prep; Garway Dual, Southern Cal Acadmey; Bryson Tucker, IMG
MVP: Maki Johnson, Huntington Prep
Most Outstanding Player: Larry Johnson. Huntington Prep