For the second time in as many years, Imhotep (PA) has defeated Bishop Gorman (NV) in the Beach Ball Classic. The Panthers scored a 53-49 opening round victory this year to follow up on last year’s 72-54 quarterfinal win.
IMHOTEP LEADERS: Jamil Riggins came off of the bench to lead Imhotep with 14 points while Chereef Knox added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Panthers.
BISHOP GORMAN LEADERS: Jamal Bey, who came in averaging over 25 points per game, led the Gaels with 13 points as he struggled from the floor shooting just 4-for-11. Noah Taitz added 12 points for the Gaels..
RECORDS: Imhotep 7-0. Bishop Gorman 9-2.
WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, NV), Imhotep (Philadelphia, PA).
WHAT’S NEXT: Imhotep advances to the quarterfinal round to face the winner of the DeMatha (MD)/Lone Peak (NV) match-up on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Bishop Gorman will face the loser of that same game on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. in the consolation bracket.
GAME STATS: Box Score