Babatunde Duradola scored 16 points to lead three players in double figures to propel DME Academy (FL) to a 57-53 win over Dream City (AZ) in the third-place game of the National Bracket. Jaylen Robinson added 13 points and Moustapha Thiam chipped in with 11 points as they had to withstand a late rally by the Eagles.
DME Academy (14-3) led by double digits but saw the lead trimmed to two points, 54-52, on a three-pointer by Travis Torain with 31 seconds remaining. DME then made just enough free throws down the stretch to win it. Kymani Walters made 1-of-2 with three seconds left for the four-point margin.
Dream City came in ranked as the No. 23 in the country by ESPN but went 1-2 in the tournament to fall to 12-4. The Eagles were led in scoring by Ikenna Alozie with 18 points. The sophomore guard is a top 20 recruit by On3 and 247Sports and ended up being the leading scorer in the tournament with 72 points. Emmanuel Stephen had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.