Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions Second Round Action

The nation's best high school basketball teams and players are on display in Springfield at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions at JQH Arena.

In a game that ended around 11:45 Friday night, Memphis East won a buzzer beater over former tournament champ Montverde Academy 59-56 when Alex Lomax drained a three pointer from the right wing. 

His teammates jumped on the 5-11 junior guard at mid-court.

Lomax led the Mustangs with 19 points, while Chandler Lawson got a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. 

Rowan Barrett led all scorers with 23 points for Montverde, who drops to 13-2 overall. 

Memphis East (14-2) moves on to play Sierra Canyon from Chatsworth, California in Saturday's finals at 9:00 p.m. 

Sierra Canyon defeated Findlay Prep (Henderson, NV) 76-47 in the other semifinal matchup Friday night. 

Marvin Bagley III put on a scoring clinic for the Trailblazers (14-1) with 28 points. He had a double-double with 14 rebounds and went 11-13 from the free throw line. 

Bagley is the #1 ranked junior in the nation. 

Justin Roberts scored 15 points and Lamine Diane added 14 for Findlay Prep, who drops to 19-2 overall. 

The Kickapoo Chiefs gave Greenforest Christian Academy a battle that went down to the final minute, but came up short, falling 56-52.

The Chiefs went into the locker room at the half trailing 26-25, and stayed right with Greenforest in the second half, even taking a 44-43 lead when Cameron Davis drained a three pointer with 6:20 left in regulation. 

Davis' layup with 5:04 to go gave the Chiefs a 46-43 advantage, but the Eagles went on an 8-0 run and Kickapoo missed two three point attempts in the final minute. 

Davis finished with 22 points to lead all scorers, with Isaac Blakeslee putting in 15 points for Kickapoo and Jared Ridder had 11.

Justin Forrest scored 19 points to lead Greenforest, who improves to 12-4. 

Kickapoo drops to 10-4 on the season. 

Madison Preparatory Academy from Baton Rouge, Louisiana edged out the Republic Tigers 43-39 in the first consolation semifinal game of the evening. 

Kobe Julien scored 11 points to lead the Chargers, with Jharon Whitfield adding ten points. 

Ty Stevens was Republic's leading scorer with 16 points and Caleb Singley put in 15.

The Tigers took a 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, and trailed by only six points at halftime and kept it close in the second half, pulling within two of the lead with eight seconds left in regulation on a jumper by Singley. 

But Julien sank two free throws with seven seconds remaining to preserve the win for the Charges, who improve to 16-2. 

Republic (11-4) will play Saturday afternoon at 2:30 against Kickapoo in the seventh place game. 

Here are the scores from tonight's second round of the 33rd Bass Pro Tournament Of Champions:

Final: Madison Prep 43, Republic 39

Final: Greenforest Christian Academy (Decatur, GA) 56, Springfield Kickapoo 52

FInal: Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA) 76, Findlay Prep High School (Henderson, NV) 47 

Final: Memphis East High School (Memphis, TN) 59, Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) 56

Here's the schedule of games for Saturday's final round: 

Seventh Place Game:

Republic vs. Springfield Kickapoo  2:30 p.m. 

Consolation Final:

Madison Prep vs. Greenforest  4:00 p.m. 

Great Southern Bank Slam Dunk Contest starts at 6:00 p.m. 

Third Place Game:

Findlay Prep vs. Montverde Academy 7:00 p.m. 

Championship Game:

Sierra Canyon vs. Memphis East 9:00 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

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