Montverde Academy (FL) captured the Championship of the 2017 Beach Ball Classic with a 70-42 victory over Long Island Lutheran (NY at the Myrtle Beach (SC) Convention Center. Montverde has now participated in two Beach Ball Classic tournaments and won the title both times as they also won in 2015.
MONTVERDE LEADERS: RJ Barrett led Montverde with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and seven assists. Makhi Mitchell added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Eagles.
LONG ISLAND LEADERS: Donatas Kupsas paced Long Island Lutheran with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
RECORDS: Montverde 18-0. Long Island 7-2.
WHERE ARE THEY FROM: Montverde (Montverde, FL), Long Island Lutheran (Brookville, NY).
GAME STATS: Box Score
37TH ANNUAL BEACH BALL CLASSIC POST TOURNAMENT HONORS
Most Outstanding Player: Wendell Moore, Cox Mill (NC)
Most Valuable Player: RJ Barrett, Montverde (FL)
Keith Lane Sportsmanship Award: Matthew Brown, Spartanburg Day (SC)
Hustle Award: Chantry Ross, Lone Peak (UT)
Danny Defensive Award: Tyson Etienne, Long Island Lutheran (NY)
All Tournament Team (all players above are also All-Tournament):
* Jamal Bey, Bishop Gorman (NV)
* Rechon Black, Cox Mill (NC)
* Justin Moore, DeMatha (MD)
* Earl Timberlake, DeMatha (MD)
* Chereef Knox, Imhotep (PA)
* Donatas Kupsas, Long Island Lutheran (NY)
* Jeremiah Davenport, Moeller (OH)
* Andrew Nembhard, Montverde (FL)
* Filip Petrusev, Montverde (FL)
* Michael Moreno, Scott County (KY)
Team Sportsmanship Award: Spartanburg Day (SC).
Team Hustle Award: Long Peak (UT).