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QHST, NDP, SOUTH KENT & LUHI WIN ON DAY 2

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Published on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 Written by Big Apple Basketball

unspecified 8New York, NY - Day two of the Big Apple Basketball Invitational featured wins by Queens High School of Teaching, Notre Dame Prep, South Kent and a dramatic victory by Long Island Lutheran.

In the first game of the day, Queens High School of Teaching (QHST) used a 25-13 second quarter and a 25-16 fourth quarter to pull away from Friends and earned a 72-52 victory.  

Junior standout, Christopher Kelly (MVP) filled the stat sheet for QHST with 13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, six steals, and four blocks.  Jihar Williams (Sportsmanship) paced Friends with 15 points and seven rebounds.     

In the second game, Notre Dame Prep (NDP) came back from a seven point halftime deficit and routed Genesis 36-18 in the second half to pull away for a 63-52 win.  

Caleb Smith earned MVP with 18 points, while Travis Atson contributed 19 points and seven rebounds for Notre Dame Prep. Nevada commit, Josh Hall (Sportsmanship) posted 20 points, nine rebounds and three assists in a losing effort.  

The third game featured arguably the most talent in the event.  South Kent used a 45-38 first half advantage to cruise to an 87-80 victory over Word of God.  Seton Hall bound, Myles Powell earned MVP honors for South Kent, finishing with 26 points, four rebounds and three assists.  Matthew Moyer (Syracuse) contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds, while junior stud point guard, Tremont Waters totaled 18 points and seven rebounds.

Word of God's nationally ranked junior guard, Blake Harris secured Sportsmanship honors after posting 23 points on 7-for-13 FG and 9-for-9 FT. Local star, Rawle Alkins struggled with a quiet 11 points, five rebounds, and two assists in 26 minutes.   

The final game of the day exceeded expectations with Long Island Lutheran's (LUHI) Devonte Green and Sacred Heart's Mustapha Heron putting on a show for the ages.  Green led LUHI with a team-high 39 points and a 73-72 win, while Heron led all scorers with 41.

The game was tight throughout as Green shot 14-for-25 FG for the Long Island squad, while Heron added 13 rebounds and 12-for-12 FT for the visitors from Connecticut.

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO READ ADDITIONAL STORIES ON DAY TWO FROM THE BIG APPLE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL.

Rawle Alkins disappointed in own performance as Chris Mullin, Rick Pitino watch at Big Apple Basketball Invitational - New York Daily News

Chris Mullin scouts possible recruits at Big Apple Invitational - Newsday

South Kent wins in the Big Apple - The Zone

Video: How it ended in New York - Hearts lose thriller in Big Apple Basketball Invitational - The Zone

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