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High school girls basketball rankings: Westlake finishes No. 1, becomes first Georgia team to be crowned OFFICIAL National Champion - OFFICIAL
High school girls basketball rankings: Westlake finishes No. 1, becomes first Georgia team to be crowned MaxPreps National Champion
It was the strangest of seasons, but in the end, there is no doubt: Westlake (Atlanta) is the best high school girls basketball team in the country. The Lions went 22-0, won a fourth straight Georgia state title and, most important, took home the title at GEICO Nationals with a convincing performance.

Westlake slides into the No. 1 spot in the final MaxPreps Top 25 and is the 2020-21 MaxPreps National Champion.

There are some very good teams still playing, and some states have yet to even begin, but no team can mount a better case for No. 1 than the Lions no matter what happens the rest of the way.

Previous No. 1 Lake Highland Prep was undone by a torrent of turnovers (28) in a GEICO overtime semifinal loss to new No. 4 Paul VI, which in turn was handled easily by Westlake in the final.

Though junior Taniya Latson had 31 points in the 70-50 win over Paul VI, the key to the Westlake dominant season was senior point guard Raven Johnson, who ran the show with aplomb, passing, scoring, rebounding and stealing whenever the occasion demanded it. And senior Snoop Turnage also played a key role, as her seven blocks in the finals kept Paul VI from mounting any kind of a run.

Latson averaged 23.2 points on the season, while Johnson put up 15.1 points per night and Turnage chipped in just over 10 each contest for the Lions, whose closest game of the season was a 68-64 win Dec. 12 over McEachern (Powder Springs, Ga.). Westlake, which has won 37 straight dating back to last season, allowed 819 points on the year with an average margin of victory of just over 32 points.

Even though Mount Notre Dame, Hopkins, Incarnate Word Academy and Norman all claimed state titles with unbeaten seasons, only Westlake faced serious out-of-state competition and won big games far from home. And of course, Westlake was the only team to win the GEICO Nationals.
Photo by Pete Wright / Graphic by Ryan Escobar
Past MaxPreps National Champions
2013 — Riverdale

MaxPreps Top 25 Girls Basketball Rankings

1. Westlake (Atlanta)
Record:
22-0 | Last week: 2

2. Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati)
Record: 28-0 | Last week: 3

Record: 11-1 | Last week: 9

4. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis)
Record:
29-0 | Last week: 6

5. Edison Academy (Detroit)
Record: 10-0 | Last week: 5

6. Chaska (Minn.)
Record: 17-0 | Last week: 20

7. Norman (Okla.)
Record:
19-0 | Last week: 7

8. St. John-Vianney (Holmdel, N.J.)
Record: 14-0 | Last week: 8

9. Hopkins (Minnetonka, Minn.)
Record: 15-1 | Last week: 4

10. Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, Fla.)
Record:
19-1 | Last week: 1

11. DeSoto (Texas)
Record:
28-2 | Last week: 10

12. Fremont (Plain City, Utah)
Record:
26-1 | Last week: 11

13. Newark (Ohio)
Record:
28-2 | Last week: 12

14. Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Record:
17-0 | Last week: 13

15. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.)
Record:
10-0 | Last week: 14

16. Cypress Creek (Houston)
Record:
32-1 | Last week: 15

17. New Hope Academy (Landover Hills, Md.)
Record:
13-3 | Last week: 16

18. Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.)
Record:
21-2 | Last week: 17

19. Rutgers Prep (Somerset, N.J.)
Record:
13-0 | Last week: 18

20. American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.)
Record:
25-2 | Last week: 19

21. Hazel Green (Ala.)
Record:
36-1 | Last week: 21

22. Pius X (Lincoln, Neb.)
Record:
25-0 | Last week: 22

23. Crown Point (Ind.)
Record:
25-1 | Last week: 23

24. Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte, N.C.)
Record:
12-0 | Last week: 24

25. Shawnee Mission Northwest (Shawnee Mission, Kan.)
Record:
23-0 | Last week: 25
High school basketball: NFHS opens door for states to adopt 35-second shot clock - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: NFHS opens door for states to adopt 35-second shot clock
Beginning with the 2022-23 season, states can decide to adopt and use a 35-second shot clock for high school basketball games. The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) approved the measure that leaves open the door for major change across the hardwood landscape in coming years.

Nine states use either a 30- or 35-second shot clock, but the adoption of Rule 2-14 says that each state association may adopt a shot clock beginning in the 2022-23 season — according to guidelines outlined in the Basketball Rules Book — to encourage standardization among states.

“We provided the committee with a lot of information regarding the shot clock, including responses to a 46-question survey sent to states currently using a shot clock,” said Theresia Wynns, NFHS director of sports and officials and liaison to the Basketball Rules Committee.

Prior to the 2020-21 season, the Georgia High School Association approved a phase-in of a 30-second shot clock for all varsity boys and girls basketball games, becoming the ninth state to adopt a shot clock.

The Peach State joined California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington as the only states to use a 30- or 35-second shot clock.

Guidelines approved by the NFHS include displaying two timepieces connected to a horn that is distinctive from the game-clock horn, and using an alternative timing device, such as a stopwatch at the scorer’s table, for a shot clock malfunction. The guidelines also allow for corrections to the shot clock only during the shot-clock period in which an error occurred and the officials have definite information relative to the mistake or malfunction.

Although a proposal for a national rule mandating a shot clock was not approved, the ruling is likely to bring momentum to the shot-clock movement across high school basketball.

According to the most recent NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey, a total of 540,769 boys participated in basketball in 18,617 schools, and 399,067 girls participated in the sport in 18,210 schools across the country. It is the third-most popular sport for boys and girls.

The NFHS paved the way for states to adopt a 35-second shot clock, like the one used in the 2019 Washington 3A semifinals.
File photo by Paul Caldwell
The NFHS paved the way for states to adopt a 35-second shot clock, like the one used in the 2019 Washington 3A semifinals.

High school softball: Conner beats Newport Central Catholic 42-26 in highest scoring game in Kentucky history - OFFICIAL
High school softball: Conner beats Newport Central Catholic 42-26 in highest scoring game in Kentucky history
A football score broke out at a Kentucky high school softball game Wednesday as visiting Conner (Hebron, Ky.) beat Newport Central Catholic (Newport) 42-26, smashing a state mark for runs scored.

Yes, the visiting Cougars won their first game of season after seven defeats by piling up 22 hits and receiving 17 walks during the 42-26 victory. The home team Thoroughbred broke loose for 26 runs on 10 hits — and lost by 16 runs.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer quoting the Kentucky High School Athletic Association record book, the two teams broke the 2013 record of 66 runs scored when Western beat Iroquois, 34-32.

Conner (1-7), which got six RBI and seven runs scored by Emma Houston, tied for the second-most runs scored in state history, surpassed only by Evarts, which scored a 46-15 win over Barbourville in 2004.

Newport Central Catholic avoided the mercy rule stoppage after three innings (trailing by 15 or more runs), by scoring four runs to close to 18-7. A 12-run sixth actually tied the game for the Thoroughbreds at 25 before Conner exploded for 17 runs in the top of the seventh.

Avieri Lightner had four hits and five runs for the Cougars, while teammates Haley Kersker, Alex Cobble and Kayliegh Lamping all scored six runs. Kiera Holeman and Jordan Dell each drove in five runs. Mia Buemi had three hits and seven RBI for Newport Central (1-1), which opened the season with a 21-11 win over Bellevue.

With the victory, Conner turned around its early season troubles. It entered having been outscored 114-22.

It's just good playing softball again in 2021 after the two teams combined to just play one season in 2020 due to COVID-19. The teams have played five times, all Conner victories. The last time was in 2016, a tight 9-8 victory.
High school girls basketball: 2020-21 state champions - OFFICIAL
High school girls basketball: 2020-21 state champions
MaxPreps is your home for high school girls basketball state playoff coverage.

After seeing most of the state tournaments canceled last season due to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, most states were able to get back in the gym and complete their seasons — even though some were abbreviated.

Find tournaments in your state here. Read on for a look at title game results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Zebulon B. Vance won the North Carolina 4A title.
Photo by Matthew Plyler
Zebulon B. Vance won the North Carolina 4A title.
Girls basketball state champions

Alabama
7A — Hoover def. Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville), 61-37
6A — Hazel Green def. Carver Montgomery (Montgomery), 49-41
5A — Carver Birmingham (Birmingham) def. Mae Jemison (Huntsville), 78-69
4A — Rogers (Florence) def. Anniston, 48-37
3A — Prattville Christian Academy (Prattville) def. Sylvania, 62-55
2A — Pisgah def. Hatton (Town Creek), 64-38
1A — Skyline (Scottsboro) def. Marion County (Guin), 54-41
AISA AAA — Glenwood (Phenix City) def. Clarke Prep (Grove Hill), 40-27
AISA AA — Southern Academy (Greensboro) def. Lowndes Academy (Lowndesboro), 46-41
AISA A — Abbeville Christian Academy (Abbeville) def. Pickens Academy (Carrollton), 49-48

Alaska
4A — Bartlett (Anchorage) def. Lathrop (Fairbanks), 47-46
3A — Anchorage Christian (Anchorage) def. Sitka, 75-26
2A — Hooper Bay def. Susitna Valley (Talkeetna), 36-32
1A — Newhalen def. Shishmaref, 63-33

Arizona
6A — Valley Vista (Surprise) def. Hamilton (Chandler), 49-41
5A — Millennium (Goodyear) def. Flowing Wells (Tucson), 62-39
4A — Seton Catholic (Chandler, Ariz.) def. Salpointe Catholic (Tucson, Ariz.), 70-62
3A — Page def. Snowflake, 36-32
2A — Pima def. Red Rock (Sedona), 50-48
1A — Fort Thomas def. Mogollon (Heber), 56-29
AZCAA Div. 1 — Trinity Christian (Prescott) def. Ridgeline Academy (Phoenix), 57-40
AZCAA Div. 2 — Skyline - Gila River (Chandler) def. East Valley Athletes for Christ (Mesa), 52-46

Arkansas
6A — Northside (Fort Smith) def. Fayetteville, 52-51
5A — Jonesboro def. West Memphis, 47-39
4A — Harrison def. Farmington, 68-54
3A — Mayflower def. Centerpoint (Amity), 29-27
2A — Melbourne def. Salem, 55-34
1A — Rural Special (Fox) def. Norfork 48-40

California
Spring season

Colorado
5A — Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch) def. Regis Jesuit (Aurora), 67-42
4A — Mullen (Denver) def. Windsor, 67-44
3A — Platte Valley (Kersey) def. Lutheran (Parker), 51-44
2A — Limon def. Wray, 63-50
1A — Flatirons Academy (Westminster) def. Fleming, 64-52

Connecticut
No state playoffs

Delaware
Div. 1 — St. Elizabeth (Wilmington) def. Sanford (Hockessin), 47-45

District of Columbia
No season

Florida
7A — Plant (Tampa) def. Miami (Miami), 52-40
6A — St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale) def. Wekiva (Apopka), 62-60
5A — American Heritage (Plantation) def. Palm Bay (Melbourne), 41-36
4A — Lake Highland Prep (Orlando) def. Lincoln Park Academy (Fort Pierce), 84-30
3A — Miami Country Day (Miami) def. Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota), 59-34
2A — Miami Christian (Miami) def. Florida A&M (Tallahassee), 73-63
1A — Ponce De Leon def. Hawthorne, 40-37

Georgia
AAAAAAA — Marietta def. Woodstock, 52-47
AAAAAA — Westlake (Atlanta) def. Carrollton, 64-46
AAAAA — Woodward Academy (College Park) def. Forest Park, 62-59
AAAA — Carver (Columbus) def. Cairo, 70-54
AAA — Cross Creek (Augusta) def. Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross), 55-44
AA — Josey (Augusta) def. Fannin County (Blue Ridge), 47-42
Private A — Hebron Christian Academy (Dacula) def. St. Francis (Alpharetta), 51-46
Public A — Calhoun County (Edison) def. Clinch County (Homerville), 49-45
GAPPS Div. 1-AA — Wilson Academy (Lithonia) def. Arlington Christian (Fairburn), 52-51
GAPPS Div. 1-AAA — Central Fellowship Christian Academy (Macon) def. Covenant Academy (Macon) 47-28
GAPPS Div. 2 — Konos Academy (Fayetteville) def. Fideles Christian (Cumming),
GISA A — LaGrange Academy (LaGrange) def. Thomas Jefferson Academy (Louisville), 45-43
GISA AA — Brentwood (Sandersville, Ga.) def. Westwood (Camilla), 46-33
GISA AAA — Southland Academy (Americus) def. Westfield School (Perry), 29-22

Hawaii
No season

Idaho
5A — Mountain View (Meridian) def. Thunder Ridge (Idaho Falls), 62-55
4A — Blackfoot def. Century (Pocatello), 50-46
3A — Timberlake (Spirit Lake) def. Sugar-Salem (Sugar City), 64-49
2A — Melba def. Bear Lake (Montpelier), 51-40
1A DI — Grace def. Prairie (Cottonwood), 46-37
1A DII — Tri-Valley (Cambridge, Idaho) def. Kendrick, 54-48

Illinois
No state playoffs

Indiana
4A — Crown Point def. Brownsburg, 44-34
3A — Silver Creek (Sellersburg) def. South Bend Washington (South Bend), 54-48
2A — Linton-Stockton (Linton) def. Tipton, 63-25
1A — Pioneer (Royal Center) def. Loogootee, 43-42

Iowa
5A — Waukee def. Johnston, 71-43
4A — Ballard (Huxley, Iowa) def. Glenwood, 47-45
3A — Unity Christian (Orange City) def. West Lyon (Inwood), 48-31
2A — Dike-New Hartford (Dike) def. Maquoketa Valley (Delhi), 47-42
1A — Newell-Fonda (Newell) def. Bishop Garrigan (Algona), 66-52

Kansas
6A — Shawnee Mission Northwest (Shawnee Mission) def. Topeka, 61-54
5A — Aquinas (Overland Park) def. Central (Andover), 52-44
4A — Bishop Miege (Shawnee Mission) def. McPherson, 51-36
3A — Cheney def. Sabetha, 60-54
2A — Sterling def. St. Mary's-Colgan (Pittsburg), 52-36
1A DI — Olpe def. Norwich, 46-25
1A DII — Central Plains (Claflin) def. Cunningham, 39-35

Kentucky
Sweet Sixteen — Sacred Heart (Louisville) def. Marshall County (Benton), 49-47
KCAA — Trinity Christian Academy (Lexington) def. Oak Ridge Christian Academy (Morgantown), 68-36

Louisiana
5A — Captain Shreve (Shreveport) def. Benton, 50-39
4A — LaGrange (Lake Charles) def. Huntington (Shreveport), 49-42
3A — Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge) def. Northwest (Opelousas), 49-37
2A — Lake Arthur (Lake Arthur) def. Doyle (Livingston), 62-61
1A — East Iberville (St. Gabriel) def. Northwood (Lena), 50-46
B — Fairview (Grant) def. Hathaway (Jennings), 55-51
C — Hicks (Leesville) def. Reeves, 59-43
Div. 1 — John Curtis Christian (River Ridge) def. Mt. Carmel (New Orleans), 43-39
Div. 2 — St. Louis Catholic (Lake Charles) def. Liberty Magnet (Baton Rouge), 50-44
Div. 3 — Lafayette Christian Academy (Lafayette) def. St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond), 47-39
Div. 4 — Ouachita Christian (Monroe) def. Highland Baptist Christian (New Iberia), 61-40
Div. 5 — University Academy (Alexandria) def. Claiborne Christian (West Monroe), 58-28

Maine
No state playoffs

Maryland
No state playoffs

Massachusetts
No state playoffs

Michigan
Div. 1 — Hudsonville def. Renaissance (Detroit), 65-61
Div. 2 — Portland def. Newaygo, 52-32
Div. 3 — Grass Lake def. Kent City, 52-50
Div. 4 — Fowler def. Bellaire, 54-20

Minnesota
AAAA — Chaska def. Rosemount, 45-43
AAA — Becker def. Marshall, 70-58
AA — Albany def. New London-Spicer (New London), 57-43
A — Minneota def. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (Belgrade), 48-45

Mississippi
6A — Olive Branch def. Germantown (Madison), 66-62
5A — Laurel def. Holmes County Central (Lexington), 39-36
4A — Pontotoc def. Choctaw Central (Philadelphia), 55-52
3A — Belmont def. Kossuth, 56-55
2A — New Site def. Calhoun City, 55-50
1A — Ingomar (New Albany) def. West Lowndes (Columbus), 55-51
MAIS A — Humphreys Academy (Belzoni) def. Desoto County Academy (Olive Branch), 51-39
MAIS AA — Manchester Academy (Yazoo City) def. Columbus Christian Academy (Steens), 52-38
MAIS AAA — Clinton Christian Academy (Clinton) def. Bowling Green, 44-36
MAIS AAAA — Leake Academy (Madden) def. Hartfield Academy (Flowood), 82-35
MAIS AAAAA — Jackson Academy (Jackson) def. Jackson Prep (Jackson), 35-34
MAIS Overall — Leake def. Hartfield Academy, 39-36

Missouri
Class 6 — Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis) def. Webster Groves, 58-37
Class 5 — Whitfield (St. Louis) def. West Plains, 50-34
Class 4 — Boonville def. Mt. Vernon, 58-52
Class 3 — Lift for Life Academy (St. Louis) def. Skyline (Urbana), 56-52
Class 2 — Southern Reynolds (Ellington) def. Wellington-Napoleon (Wellington), 63-56
Class 1 — Jefferson (Conception Junction) def. Leeton, 56-44

Montana
AA — Capital (Helena) def. Hellgate (Missoula), 33-31
A — Havre def. Billings Central Catholic (Billings), def. 64-60
B — Sweet Grass County (Big Timber) def. Columbus, 46-26
C — Fort Benton def. Saco/Whitewater (Saco), 74-60

Nebraska
A — Pius X (Lincoln) def. Fremont, 56-52
B — Elkhorn North (Elkhorn) def. Norris (Firth), 46-33
C1 — North Bend Central (North Bend) def. St. Cecilia (Hastings), 51-49
C2 — Crofton def. Ponca, 46-42
D1 — Weeping Water def. Pleasanton, 40-39
D2 — St. Francis (Humphrey) def. Sacred Heart (Falls City), 57-48

Nevada
No season

New Hampshire
Div. 1 — Bedford def. Bishop Guertin (Nashua), 64-46
Div. 2 — Bishop Brady (Concord) def. Kennett (Conway), 52-50
Div. 3 — Conant (Jaffrey) def. Fall Mountain (Langdon), 59-43
Div. 4 — Hinsdale def. Colebrook Academy (Colebrook), 63-51

New Jersey
No state playoffs

New Mexico
Spring season
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

New York
No state playoffs

North Carolina
4A — Zebulon B. Vance (Charlotte) def. Garner Magnet (Garner), 74-38
3A — Jesse Carson (China Grove) def. Asheboro, 51-40
2A — Shelby def. Farmville Central (Farmville), 77-62
1A — Murphy def. Princeton, 76-36
NCISAA 1A — Victory Christian Center (Charlotte) def. Lee Christian (Sanford), 50-24
NCISAA 2A — Davidson Day (Davidson) def. The Burlington School (Burlington), 65-46
NCISAA 3A — Concord Academy (Concord) def. Asheville Christian Academy (Swannanoa), 58-57
NCISAA 4A — Cannon (Concord) def. North Raleigh Christian Academy (Raleigh), 53-39
NCCSA 2A — Wilson Christian Academy (Wilson) def. Union Grove Christian (Lexington), 44-36
NCCSA 1A — Shining Light Academy (Greensboro) def. Woodland Baptist Christian (Winston-Salem), 61-37

North Dakota
A — Century (Bismarck) def. Fargo Davies (Fargo), 58-47
B — Grafton def. Central Cass (Casselton), 64-50

Ohio
Div. 1 — Mount Notre Dame (Cincinnati) def. Newark, 57-55
Div. 2 — Napoleon def. Vinton County (McArthur), 76-44
Div. 3 — Hiland (Berlin) def. Ottawa-Glandorf (Ottawa), 45-25
Div. 4 — Fort Loramie (Fort Loramie) def. McDonald, 60-26

Oklahoma
6A — Norman def. Bixby, 48-37
5A — Sapulpa def. Tahlequah, 58-49
4A — Tuttle def. Fort Gibson, 53-38
3A — Jones def. Roland, 63-28
2A — Howe def. Silo, 71-57
1A — Hydro-Eakly def. Vanoss (Ada), 69-48
B — Lomega (Omega) def. Kiowa, 67-60

Oregon
Spring season
6A —
5A —
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —

Pennsylvania
6A — North Allegheny (Wexford) def. Spring-Ford (Royersford), 55-40
5A — Cardinal O'Hara (Springfield) def. Chartiers Valley (Bridgeville), 51-27
4A — Archbishop Wood (Warminster) def. Villa Maria Academy (Erie), 44-34
3A — West Catholic (Philadelphia) def. Mohawk Area (Bessemer), 67-56
2A — Mount Carmel def. Neshannock (New Castle), 54-43
1A — Bishop Guilfoyle (Altoona) def. Jenkintown, 62-47

Rhode Island
Division 1 — St. Raphael Academy (Pawtucket) def. Barrington, 42-38
Division 2 — Ponaganset (North Scituate) def. Classical (Providence), 49-48
Division 3 — Mt. Pleasant (Providence) def. Mt. Hope (Bristol), 45-40

South Carolina
5A — Clover def. Sumter, 40-38
4A — Westside (Anderson) def. North Myrtle Beach (Little River), 44-30
3A — Keenan (Columbia) def. Bishop England (Charleston), 62-55
2A — Saluda def. Silver Bluff (Aiken), 61-41
1A — Military Magnet Academy (North Charleston) def. Southside Christian (Simpsonville), 54-49
SCISA AAA — Cardinal Newman (Columbia) def. Northwood Academy (Charleston), 53-43
SCISA AA — Hilton Head Christian Academy def. Palmetto Christian Academy (Mt. Pleasant), 48-32
SCISA A — Newberry Academy (Newberry) def. Patrick Henry Academy (Estill), 59-3

South Dakota
AA — Washington (Sioux Falls) def. Stevens (Rapid City), 43-26
A — Roncalli (Aberdeen, S.D.) def. Hamlin (Hayti), 48-31
B — White River def. Castlewood, 57-37

Tennessee
AAA — Blackman (Murfreesboro) def. Lebanon, 64-56
AA — Macon County (Lafayette) def. Grainger (Rutledge), 51-40
A — Loretto def. Summertown, 49-41
Division 2 AA — Hutchison (Memphis) def. Knoxville Catholic (Knoxville), 41-34
Division 2 A — Webb (Knoxville) def. Providence Christian Academy (Murfreesboro), 54-38

Texas
6A — DeSoto def. Cypress Creek (Houston), 53-37
5A — Cedar Park def. Liberty (Frisco), 46-39
4A — Canyon def. Hardin-Jefferson (Sour Lake), 56-55
3A — Brownfield def. Fairfield, 68-64
2A — Lipan def. Martins Mill (Ben Wheeler), 44-39
1A — Dodd City def. Nazareth, 30-21
TAPPS 6A — Bishop Lynch (Dallas) def. Village (Houston), 56-46
TAPPS 5A — Southwest Christian School (Fort Worth) def. Second Baptist (Houston), 54-40
TAPPS 4A — Lubbock Christian (Lubbock) def. Legacy Prep Christian Academy (Magnolia), 75-39
TAPPS 3A — Lutheran North (Houston) def. Cornerstone Christian (San Antonio), 62-34
TAPPS 2A — Southcrest Christian (Lubbock) def. St. Paul (Shiner), 58-33
TAPPS 1A — Cornerstone Christian (San Angelo) def. Christ Academy (Wichita Falls), 35-27
TCAF Div. 1 — Newman International Academy (Arlington) def. Newman International Academy (Cedar Hill) 48-45
TCAF Div. 2 — Community Christian (Orange) def. Victory Christian Academy (Decatur), 72-42
TCAL 2A — Cornerstone Christian Academy (Bryan) def. Poetry Community Christian (Poetry), 32-15
TCAL 1A — Annapolis Christian Academy (Corpus Christi) def. Trinity Christian Academy (Paris), 39-25

Utah
6A — Fremont (Plain City) def. Herriman (West Herriman), 63-43
5A — Springville def. Farmington, 39-38
4A — Sky View (Smithfield) def. Logan, 56-54
3A — Morgan def. Emery (Castle Dale), 51-47
2A — North Summit (Coalville) def. Kanab, 65-48
1A — Piute (Junction) def. Valley (Orderville), 44-40

Vermont
No state playoffs

Virginia
6A — Madison (Vienna) def. Osbourn Park (Manassas), 54-48
5A — Princess Anne (Virginia Beach) def. Patrick Henry (Roanoke), 56-41
4A — Louisa County (Mineral) def. Pulaski County (Dublin), 59-50
3A — Mason (Falls Church) def. Spotswood (Penn Laird), 65-49
2A — Luray def. Gate City, 61-56
1A — Honaker def. Riverheads (Staunton), 81-56
VISAA Div. 1 — Saint Gertrude (Richmond) def. Catholic (Virginia Beach), 56-36
VISAA Div. 2 — Steward (Richmond, Va.) def. Highland (Warrenton), 45-38
VISAA Div. 3 — Virginia Academy (Ashburn) def. New Covenant (Lynchburg), 64-27

Washington
Spring season
4A —
3A —
2A —
1A —
2B —
1B —

West Virginia
Spring season
AAA
AA —
A —

Wisconsin
Div. 1 — Germantown def. Hudson, 63-48
Div. 2 — Notre Dame Academy (Green Bay) def. Reedsburg, 68-56
Div. 3 — Lake Mills def. Aquinas (La Crosse), 78-67
Div. 4 — Mishicot def. Mineral Point, 70-66
Div. 5 — Assumption (Wisconsin Rapids) def. Three Lakes, 55-48

Wyoming
4A — East (Cheyenne) def. Cody, 52-37
3A — Douglas def. Lyman, 51-11
2A — Wyoming Indian (Ethete) def. Rocky Mountain (Cowley), 44-29
1A — Cokeville def. Upton, 62-48
High school basketball: DeMatha coach Mike Jones returns to lead USA Men's U16's National Team - OFFICIAL
High school basketball: DeMatha coach Mike Jones returns to lead USA Men's U16's National Team
USA basketball announced that Mike Jones of DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.) will return to lead the U16 men's National Team coaching staff along with assistant coaches Eric Flannery of St. Edward (Lakewood, Ohio) and Sharman White of Pace Academy (Atlanta).

The trio already helped USA Basketball men's U16 and U17 teams to a combined seven gold medals, including in 2019 when they led the USA U16 National team to a 6-0 record.

Team USA will compete in the 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship, where the top four finishers earn a berth into the 2022 FIBA U17 World Cup. The coaching selections were made by the USA Basketball Men's Developmental National Team Committee.

"The committee felt these three coaches were the right group to lead the USA U16 National Team in 2021," said Sean Ford, committee chair and USA Basketball Men's National Team director per the official press release. "More than the fact that they were not able to coach in 2020 as expected, Mike, Eric and Sharman have outstanding experience coaching with USA Basketball, and they will lead this U16 team by exemplifying and developing the values of the USA Basketball Junior National Team program that they have been a huge part of creating."

This is Jones' 22nd USA Basketball coaching assignment, including winning the 2019 U16 gold medal, serving as a lead coach at the 2019 USA Men's Junior National Team July minicamp and as a court coach at the 2019 USA Men's Junior National Team October minicamp. He also served as head coach of the USA Nike Hoop Summit Team in 2013, 2014 and 2018, and as a USA Hoop Summit assistant in 2012 and 2017.

"I am truly honored to represent our country and to work with such a great staff and tremendous young men," Jones said. "We know that we have a challenge ahead of us, and we will embrace it, prepare for it, and we look forward to competing with some of the best talent from the Americas. We are very excited and anxious to get back on the court and chase a gold medal."

Jones has coached DeMatha for 20 years where he owns an all-time record of 511-119 (.811 winning percentage). He led the Stags to their fourth consecutive MaxPreps Top 25 finish this past season, finishing No. 4 with a 9-0 record in an abbreviated 2020-21 campaign.

Flannery enters his 14th coaching role for USA basketball in 2021 after recently completing his 25th season with St. Edward where he's compiled a 483-132 overall record.

White will undertake his 10th USA basketball coaching assignment. White is 449-106 overall with nine state titles in 23 seasons as a high school basketball head coach.

The coaches will look to continue the tradition of the USA U16 men's basketball program that has compiled an all-time record of 31-0 in FIBA Americas Championship competition since its debut in 2009.
Mike Jones coaches up his DeMatha squad during a timeout.
Photo by: Mike Braca
Mike Jones coaches up his DeMatha squad during a timeout.