Las Vegas, NV – Bishop Gorman High School, the host of the Tarkanian Classic, took on in-state rival Mater Dei High School in the platinum division semi-final game. Great first half performances by Charles O’Bannon Jr and Christian Popoola Jr. saw Gorman hit on 8 3-point baskets and take a commanding 41-31 lead over our FAB 50 No. 18 Mater Dei.
Led by Spencer Freedman’s 19 second half points, Mater Dei chipped away at the lead. The Monarchs took the lead with under a minute to play but, PG Christian Popoola’s 2 free throws tied the game (had 16 points in second half). A last effort by Mater Dei failed and the teams went to OT. In OT Mater Dei, took over with great usage of the running clock to seal the win.
Charles O’Bannon Jr finished with 17 pts/ 11 rebounds/6 assists
Christian Popoola Jr finished with 16pts
Spencer Freedman finished with 29pts
Stats Per Las Vegas Sun