Monday, January 04, 2010

This Week in Prep Poll History: January 3, 2000

PrepNation Founder and Editor Jamie DeMoney is beginning his second decade compiling World Features Syndicate's National Prep Poll. To mark the occasion, begins a feature called This Week in Prep Poll History. Today, we take a look back at the Feats of the Week from January 3, 2000.

FEATS OF THE WEEK - January 3, 2000 - By Jamie DeMoney

  • Holiday tournaments were in full swing across the nation, with most nationally ranked teams taking part. No. 1 Chicago, Westinghouse won the Proviso West, Ill., Holiday Shootout, defeating Country Club Hills, Hillcrest, 60-50, before 3,990 fans.
  • No. 2 Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill defeated a field that included No. 3 West Orange, N.J., Seton Hall Prep and No. 22 Lilburn, Ga., Berkmar at the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • No. 5 Compton, Calif., Dominguez was the winner of the Best in the West Classic, defeating host No. 13 Lakewood, Artesia and No. 20 Long Beach, Poly.
  • No. 6 Louisville, Ky., Ballard placed fifth at Delaware's loaded Slam Dunk to the Beach Classic, No. 7 Houston, Willowridge took first place, with No. 16 Philadelphia, Roman Catholic second and No. 21 Rockville, Md., Montrose Christian also taking part.
  • No. 8 Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei was champion at the Nike Prep Classic in San Diego.
  • No. 9 Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha placed second behind No. 14 New York, Rice in Raleigh, N.C.'s Glaxco Wellcome Classic.
  • No. 12 Gainesville, Fla., was upset by Johnson City, Tenn., Science Hill and finished third at the Arby's Holiday Classic.
  • No. 15 Lincroft, N.J., Christian Bros. Acad. defeated No. 23 Harrisburg, Pa. to claim the Red Cross/Rotary Classic in Charleston, S.C.
  • No. 25 Middle Village, N.Y., Christ the King's Omar Cook had 24 points and 13 assists in a 77-74 championship game win over No. 18 Oxon Hill, Md. in the Stop DWI Holiday Classic at Binghamton, N.Y.
  • No. 19 Bronx, N.Y., St. Raymond's ended Lexington, Ky., Catholic's four-year, 40-game home winning streak in the semifinals of the Kentucky Holiday Classic before losing in the championship game to Georgetown, Ky., Scott County.
  • No. 24 St. Louis, Vashon took first place at the Popular Bluff (Mo.) Showdown.
  • No. 16 Roman Catholic defeated Camden, N.J., 72-47, before 10,006 fans at Temple University and a live television audience
  • Arthur Johnson of Detroit, Pershing had 22 points, 20 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks in a 90-78 win over Detroit, Henry Ford.

    Copyright 2000 World Features Syndicate, Inc...endit

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