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St. John Bosco's Tyler Dorsey dishes off the basketball in game against Paul VI Catholic School in semifinal round action at the Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions at JQH Arena Image by Chase Snider/KTTS News
Evan James (3) from Little Rock Hall looks for the bounce pass around Prestonwood Christian's D.J. McGee (23) in the seventh place game of the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at JQH Arena
Semifinal Night Crowd At 29th Annual Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions At JQH Arena
St. John Bosco's Tyler Dorsey dishes off the basketball in game against Paul VI Catholic School in semifinal round action at the Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions at JQH Arena
Roy Hardy helps push the Hillcrest Hornets to a day 2 victory over Prestonwood Christian at JQH Arena during the 2013 Bass Pro Tournament of Champions
The game of the tournament ended with the shot of the tournament: Paul VI Catholic High School from Virginia got a jumper from Kevin Dorsey to fall as the horn sounded and beat St. John Bosco from Bellflower, California 52-50 to advance to the finals of the 29th Annual Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at JQH Arena.
Neither team led by more than six points throughout the contest, with Paul VI going up 11-10 after one quarter. Bosco had a 26-21 lead at the half and was also ahead 42-39 at the end of the third period.
Dorsey's heroics were set up by a three pointer that the Panthers' Marcus Derrickson nailed with 1:08 left in regulation, tying the game 50-50.
Bosco's Daniel Hamilton missed the front end of a one and one with 18.8 seconds remaining, giving Paul VI time to get the ball across court and call time out with 11 seconds left, setting up the winning play.
Derrickson's 17 points were tops for the Panthers (12-4 overall). He also pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double. Isaac Hamilton's 19 points led the Braves, who drop to 13-4 on the season.
Isaac is ranked 16th in the nation by Rivals and will play at UTEP next season. Daniel, ranked 26th, has been recruited by Kansas, Louisville, UConn, and UCLA, among others.
The Panthers will take on Montverde (Florida), the number one ranked team in the nation according to ESPN, in Saturday's championship game at 8:30 p.m.
Key Players To Watch In The Tournament Of Champions:
Kasey Hill (Montverde): 6-0 senior guard, ranked ninth in the nation by Rivals, preseason All-USA Team, and committed to Florida.
Dakari Johnson (Montverde): 6-10 senior center, ranked 13th in the nation by Rivals, member of USA World Team, and recruited by Georgetown, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, Ohio State and Syracuse.
D'Angelo Russell: (Montverde): 6-4 junior guard, ranked 15th in the nation by Rivals, and recruited by Kentucky, Indiana, Louisville, Ohio State and Tennessee.
Isaac Hamilton (St. John Bosco): 6-4 senior guard, ranked 16th in the nation by Rivals, and committed to UTEP.
Daniel Hamilton (St. John Bosco): 6-7 junior forward, ranked 26th in the nation by Rivals, and recruited by Kansas, Louisville, UConn, USC, Baylor, UNLV, UCLA, and San Diego.
Tyler Dorsey (St. John Bosco): 6-4 sophomore guard, ranked 16th in the nation by ESPN, and recruited by Arizona, Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, and UNLV.
Marcus Derrickson (Paul VI): 6-8 sophomore forward, ranked tenth in the nation by ESPN, and recruited by North Carolina, Georgetown, Syracuse, and Maryland.
Derek Willis (Bullitt East): 6-9 senior forward, ranked 126th in the nation by Rivals, and committed to Kentucky.
Bobby Portis (Little Rock Hall): 6-9 senior center, ranked 14th in the nation by Rivals, and committed to Arkansas.
Austin Ruder (Nixa): 6-2 senior guard, committed to Missouri State.
Jaylen Norman (Nixa): 6-4 senior forward
Austin Petry (Hillcrest): 6-1 senior guard
Roy Hardy (Hillcrest): 6-1 senior guard
Darnell Green-Beckham (Hillcrest): 6-5 junior forward
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