Basketball report: Lake Highland, Oviedo, Edgewater at Master’s Classic; Montverde, Oak Ridge post big wins

Boys basketball state championship contender Edgewater played its fourth game of the week and came up short against another state-ranked power, Victory Christian of Lakeland, in the marquee matchup in the Kalyn High Master’s Classic on Saturday.

The Eagles (16-5), No. 2 in the FHSAA Class 6A state rankings, went back and forth with 2A No. 2 Victory Christian (15-4) before fading down the stretch and falling 80-74.

The Elam Ending rule, in play as an experimental extra for the event, set the target score at 79 when Victory, leading 71-70, called a timeout for the first clock stoppage inside three minutes to go.

Sophomore standout Donovan Williams Jr. scored for a 72-71 lead but Victory outscored the Eagles the rest of the way to win the slugfest. The Storm surpassed the target score when sophomore Tucker Fox made a 3-point shot from the corner on an inbounds play following a timeout.

Victory got 27 points from FAU commit Lorenzo Cason and 21 from Mike Andino.

Oviedo, Lake Highland Prep and Hagerty scored wins at the Master’s showcase, which capped a week that also featured a near-capacity crowd for an Oak Ridge at Olympia showdown and a Saturday homecourt win for national No. 1 Montverde Academy.

Myles Mayfield had 21 points and 8 rebounds and Williams scored 19 for Edgewater, which went 2-2 for the week. The Eagles lost to 7A No. 3 Winter Haven on Wednesday.

The Eagles rematch Winter Haven again on the road Monday and are home vs. Olympia Wednesday.

Oviedo, No. 6 in 6A, prevailed 63-53 against host Master’s (11-7) for its second win in two nights against neighboring schools.

Cameron Bryant, a 6-6 junior, scored 21 points for the Lions, who beat rival Hagerty 77-50 oin Friday night. Seniors Alex Harper and Calen Pennyweather chipped in 14 points in the victory.

Master’s senior guard Dylan Labuhn made six 3s and scored a game-high 25 points.

The Eagles played without their top player, 6-6 senior standout Scott Verboncoeur, who suffered an ankle injury in a Wednesday win vs. West Orange.

Class 4A No. 5 Lake Highland Prep (16-3), which saw a 10-game winning streak end with a loss at Windermere Prep on Thursday, bounced back with a 69-53 win against Kissimmee Osceola (7-9).

Mikey Madueme, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for LHP. Julian Clarke, a UNC-Asheville signee, added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

The Highlanders dominated the opening quarter to lead 17-4 after a 3-point shot by Clarke and a 3-point play by Madueme. The margin swelled to 23-6 and 52-21 but Osceola stayed scrappy and found a way to get some shots to fall.

LHP led 61-44 when the Elam target was set to 68. Osceola scored twice to cut the deficit to 61-49 and threaten to make things interesting but Madueme ended the game with a tip-in.

Rebuilding Osceola has seven sophomores, three of them starters.

Hagerty (12-7) cruised to an 82-61 win against over Central Florida Christian Academy (6-12) with four sophomores leading the charge. Asa Kohn scored 25 points and Alex Dipaolo added 17. Julian Declou made four 3s in a row and totaled 15 points and Kyle Bailey had 10 rebounds.

Class 3A No. 8 Holy Trinity (15-3) scored the final four points to close its Elam Ending in a 64-60 win against Dr. Phillips (10-9).

DP led 56-55 with 2:59 to go when a timeout set the winning target to 64 points in the fourth quarter of a game that had nine lead changes in the second half.

Martay Barnes, a 6-2 ninth-grade prospect, broke a 60-60 tie with a 3 from the corner, and a free throw by Elijah Reynolds ended the game.

Barnes scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half.

Stanley Anderson scored 14 and KJ Jones 13 for DP, which led 17-6 in the first quarter.

Oak Ridge stays hot

Oak Ridge (19-2), No. 2 in 7A, won 87-73 at fourth-ranked district rival Olympia (16-5) in a Friday game that wasn’t far from selling out.

Jamier Jones had 27 points and 11 rebounds for the Pioneers, who are No. 16 in the MaxPreps national Top 25. Jordan Tillery added 20 points and Jalen Reece delivered 17 points and 10 assists in the 18th consecutive win for Oak Ridge, which jumped out to a 13-2 lead.

Olympia closed that gap to 39-36 in the first half and 47-44 midway through the third quarter before the Pioneers pulled away with a 17-4 run.

“That was fun,” Pioneers coach Steve Reece said. “Great atmosphere,”

Oak Ridge plays in the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament, hosted by the nation’s No. 1 team, Thursday through Saturday.

Oak Ridge won 113-89 vs. Osceola on Wednesday night. The Pioneers play in the Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament, hosted by the nation’s No. 1 team, Thursday through Saturday.

Montverde takes a 20-0 record into that tournament after scoring a 76-31 homecourt Saturday win against DME Academy (18-6) of Daytona Beach.

FCA is next

Oviedo will tip off next week’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes Honoring Legends Showcase with a 5 p.m. Wednesday game against Wekiva. The other Wednesday games in the FCA event, hosted by Lake Brantley, have Boone playing Brantley at 6:30 and Lake Howell facing Central Florida Christian Academy at 8.

That event continues with three games Friday — including an Oviedo vs. 7A No. 9 Sanford Seminole nightcap — and three the next day.

Extra points

• Mateo Medina scored 39 points for Geneva School in a 96-94 double-overtime win against Crooms Academy.

• Lake Brantley (13-5) senior Landen Paquette poured in 30 points in a 65-41 over Hagerty. The Patriots have won eight in a row.

• Eustis (15-3) edged visiting Evans (12-7) in a 61-60 game. The Panthers scored with 16 seconds to go and defended the Trojans last-gasp try.

• Orlando University (14-4) moved to No. 10 in 7A – one spot behind Region 1 leader Seminole (17-3) in the FHSAA rankings.

• Harmony (15-3) won 78-65 at Port St. Lucie (16-4) on Friday.

Rick Staudt contributed to this report. Varsity Content Editor Buddy Collings can be reached by email at