Whitney Young rips MB for rematch vs. Bishop Gorman

Whitney Young dominated Myrtle Beach 80-44 in the nightcap of Thursday night’s Beach Ball Classic, setting up a rematch of 2011 semifinalists with Bishop Gorman (NV) on Friday night.

After being embarrassed 84-51 in last year’s third-place game, the Dolphins (7-1) got the quarterfinals matchup they were hoping for by beating the outmanned Seahawks (6-4) at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

The Whitney Young star trio of L.J. Peak, Paul White and Jahlil Okafor combined to score 61 of the Dolphins’ 80 points, with Peak and White tallying 23 and 22 points, respectively. But Okafor stole the show, recording a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Myrtle Beach got a standout performance from point guard Nolin Butler, who scored 20 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field. The Seahawks will play Franklin (OH) in the consolation bracket at 1:45 p.m. Friday.

Bishop Gorman, which defeated Franklin (OH) earlier Thursday, will play in Friday night’s finale at 8:45 p.m. against Whitney Young.

* Bishop Gorman (NV) 69, Franklin (OH) 55: The Gaels (12-1) dealt the Wildcats (5-1) their first loss of the season in the first round of the Beach Ball Classic championship bracket on Thursday night.

Bishop Gorman never trailed in the second half en route to the double-digit victory, led by Rashad Muhammad’s 22 points. Noah Robotham added 15 points and Stephen Zimmerman had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Gaels.

Franklin was led by Luke Kennard’s 22 points and 12 boards for a double-double. Jeff Pierce added 15 points and Travis Lakins chipped in 12 to lead the Wildcats, who face the loser of Thursday night’s matchup between Myrtle Beach and Whitney Young in the consolation bracket.

Photo by Digital Magic Photography

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