Monday, February 08, 2010

This Week in Prep Poll History - February 7, 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. This week, we take a look back at the Feats of the Week from February 7, 2000.

Former Dominguez (Compton, Calif.) All-American center Tyson Chandler (Photo credit: Unknown)

FEATS OF THE WEEK - February 7, 2000 - By Jamie DeMoney

  • The Pyramid at Long Beach State University was the site of Nike Extravaganza V, featuring a Top 5 rematch between No. 1 Compton, Calif., Dominguez and No. 3 Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill. Tyson Chandler had 17 points as Dominguez avenged a loss earlier this season to Oak Hill, winning, 60-47, before a standing-room-only crowd of 5,500.
  • In other Extravaganza action, regionally ranked Concord, Calif., De La Salle defeated No. 12 Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei, 55-51, avenging its only loss of the season, and No. 17 Long Beach, Calif., Poly whipped Los Alamitos 74-41.
  • In a father-son matchup, legendary Rockville, Md., DeMatha Coach Morgan Wootten, who owns over 1,200 career coaching wins, defeated Joe Wootten's Arlington, Va., O'Connell Knights, 69-59, in front of 1,700 at Catholic University.
  • Super junior DeJuan Wagner scored 80 points in Camden, N.J.'s 122-66 victory over Pennsauken Tech. Remarkably, it was only the fourth-best single-game total in school history. Wagner totaled 123 points in two games during the week.
  • Minnesota's state-leading scorer Ben Paxson of Anoka, Meadow Creek Christian completed a 95-point week with a game-winning three-pointer to defeat Christ's Household of Faith, 64-62. Paxson scored 35 in the game after scoring 60 in a 105-45 win over Owatonna Christian earlier in the week .
  • In a battle of regionally ranked teams, Philadelphia, Roman Catholic defeated St. John Neumann, 79-62, before 2,500 fans at La Salle University. Consensus No. 1 recruit Eddie Griffin had 28 points, 14 rebounds and nine blocks for Roman Catholic.

    National Prep Poll Top 25 - February 7, 2000

    #1. Compton, Calif., Dominguez (24-2)
    #2. Chicago, Westinghouse (19-1)
    #3. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (22-2)
    #4. West Orange, N.J., Seton Hall Prep (15-1)
    #5. Marion, Ind. (18-0)
    #6. Houston, Willowridge (27-1)
    #7. Louisville, Ky., Ballard (21-2)
    #8. Orchard Lake, Mich., St. Mary's (13-0)
    #9. Lincroft, N.J., Christian Brothers (13-0)
    #10. Bronx, N.Y., St. Raymond's (15-2)
    #11. Portland, Ore., Jefferson (18-0)
    #12. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (25-2)
    #13. Hyattsville, Md., DeMatha (19-2)
    #14. Lakewood, Calif., Artesia (22-2)
    #15. Minneapolis, Henry (14-0)
    #16. Gainesville, Fla. (24-2)
    #17. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (23-2)
    #18. Lilburn, Ga., Berkmar (22-2)
    #19. New York, Rice (15-4)
    #20. Detroit, Pershing (15-0)
    #21. Bloomington, Ind., North (14-0)
    #22. St. Louis, Vashon (18-2)
    #23. Country Club Hills, Ill., Hillcrest (22-1)
    #24. South Jordan, Utah, Bingham (15-0)
    #25. Durham, N.C., Mount Zion (20-1)

    Copyright 2000 World Features Syndicate, Inc...endit

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