Huntington Prep (WV) earned a spot in the National bracket championship after a 79-67 victory over Calvary Christian Academy (FL) Thursday evening.
Jordan McCullum scored 21 points and added nine rebounds and three steals to lead four Express players in double figures. Maki Johnson scored 17 points, Del Jones added 11 and Larry Johnson added 10 for Huntington Prep.
It was fast paced early, with the teams tied at 23 after the first period. But extended the lead to 10 points late in the second quarter and held a 36-30 advantage at the break.
Calvary Christian steadily chipped away and twice pulled within two points, the last being 63-61, with 3:23 remaining. Maki Johnson made two free throws to start a 12-2 run to put it away.
Jaylen Curry scored 32 points for Calvary Christian. Carl Cherenfant, the Memphis signee, finished with 10 points.
Huntington Prep will play the winner of IMG Academy and The Rock School in the National bracket championship at 7:00 p.m. Friday. Calvary Christian plays the loser of IMG-The Rock School in the third-place game at 5:20 p.m. on Friday.