Monday, March 08, 2010

This Week in Prep Poll History - March 6, 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 March 6, 2000.

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

FEATS OF THE WEEK - March 6, 2000 - By Jamie DeMoney

  • California's powerful CIF Southern Section crowned its divisional champions, with four national Top 25 teams earning titles before a crowd of 8,000 fans assembled at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. In II-AA, No. 1 Compton, Dominguez dominated Brea, Olinda, 66-42, behind Tyson Chandler's 13 points, six rebounds and six blocks. In II-A, No. 11 Lakewood, Artesia forced 29 turnovers in an 83-46 rout of Huntington Beach, Ocean View. Junior Jamal Sampson had 17 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocks to pace No. 12 Santa Ana, Mater Dei's 53-39 victory over Simi Valley in I-A. And Long Beach, Poly grabbed its first I-AA championship since 1997 with a 47-35 victory vs. Chino Hills, Ayala.

  • Wichita, Southeast's Derek Cline scored 41 points (30 over his average) and shot 9-14 from 3-point range in an 81-72 upset of then-top-ranked Emporia, earning the Buffaloes a trip to the Kansas 6A state tournament.

  • No. 6 Orchard Lake, Mich., St. Mary's became the first Catholic league team since 1993 to win Detroit's public vs. Catholic leagues championship game, defeating Detroit, Renaissance, 57-54.

  • State championships were decided in Georgia, where No. 17 Lilburn, Berkmar capped an undefeated season vs. in-state competition with a 77-60 come-from-behind defeat of Warner Robins for the AAAA crown. And regionally ranked Camilla, Mitchell-Baker became just the seventh Georgia school to win back-to-back-to-back state titles with a 105-76 thrashing of Gainesville, East Hall. Gabriel Lee led the way for the Eagles with 35 points, 18 rebounds and four blocks.

    National Prep Poll Top 25 - March 6, 2000

    #1. Compton, Calif., Dominguez (31-2), won sixth consecutive II-AA section title

    #2. Mouth of Wilson, Va., Oak Hill (30-2), returns two consensus Top 20 players next year

    #3. Chicago, Westinghouse (27-1), G Cedric Banks named first team all-state

    #4. West Orange, N.J., Seton Hall Prep (26-1), only loss is to No. 2 Oak Hill

    #5. Sugar Land, Texas, Willowridge (34-1), advanced to 5A state final four

    #6. Orchard Lake, Mich., St. Mary's (20-0), won city championship

    #7. Lincroft, N.J., Christian Brothers (25-0), Mike Skrocki named Jersey Shores MVP

    #8. Louisville, Ky., Ballard (26-3), defending state champs, begins regional tourney this week

    #9. Bronx, N.Y., St. Raymond's (24-2), won division title

    #10. Portland, Ore., Jefferson (24-0), begins 4A state tourney this week

    #11. Lakewood, Calif., Artesia (29-2), claimed third consecutive section title

    #12. Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei (31-2), won eighth section title in last nine years

    #13. Long Beach, Calif., Poly (30-2), captured I-AA section crown

    #14. Minneapolis, Henry (22-1), easily won Twin Cities championship

    #15. Gainesville, Fla. (31-2), defending 5A champs, advanced to state semifinals

    #16. Bloomington, Ind., North (21-0), hasn't won by less than double digits for over a month

    #17. Lilburn, Ga., Berkmar (30-2), captured AAAA state championship

    #18. St. Louis, Vashon (25-2), advanced to 4A state final four

    #19. Marion, Ind. (21-1), begins sectional play this week

    #20. Country Club Hills, Ill., Hillcrest (28-1), features three Div. I front line players

    #21. Washington, D.C., Spingarn (24-1), won league title

    #22. Brooklyn, N.Y., Bishop Loughlin (23-3), won Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan championship

    #23. Fresno, Calif., Clovis West (36-2), won section title for fourth straight year

    #24. Durham, N.C., Mount Zion (25-1), program-building coach Joel Hopkins leaving

    #25. Baton Rouge, La., Southern Lab (30-2), seeking eighth straight 1A state title

    Copyright 2000 World Features Syndicate, Inc...endit

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