Takeaways from the NHSI semifinals

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. – It will be No. 2 seed Montverde Academy (Fla.) against No. 4 seed St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) for the National High School Invitational championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Close games were once again the order of the day in Friday’s semifinals as No. 1 seed and defending champ Findlay Prep’s (Nev.) 54-game win streak was snapped by St. Benedict’s, 60-57. In the other semifinal, No. 3 seed Prime Prep (Texas) gave Montverde all it could handle before falling 57-55.

Here were the main takeaways and who played well from Friday’s semifinal actions at the NHSI: