Patterson, Montverde to clash 

December, 22, 2009
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Four teams booked slots for prime viewing Wednesday night on ESPNU. The matchups at the 37th City of Palms Classic from Bishop Verot High, however, have yet to be determined.

Tuesday's semifinal pairings, featuring nationally-ranked Paterson (N.J.) Catholic against Montverde (Fla.) Academy and St. Benedict's (Newark, N.J.) opposing Winter Park (Fla.) will decide the Wednesday night's menu on ESPNU, which tips with the consolation game at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed 9:30 p.m. by the title tilt.

Montverde used a 22-8 third-quarter showing to upend Westchester (Los Angeles), 62-47. Trailing 23-18 at the break, Montverde played to its potential in the second half. Central Connecticut-bound point guard Kaleb Clyburn dictated the pace, swinging the ball around the perimeter and dribbling-driving into the crevices of Westchester's defense. Clyburn, a 5-foot-8 resident of Orlando, Fla., scored four points and handed off seven assists, but committed one turnover in 26 minutes.

Christopher Lawlor

High School Basketball
Christopher Lawlor has covered high school sports for more than 20 years, most recently with USA TODAY, where he was the head preps writer responsible for national high school rankings in football, baseball and boys and girls basketball. He also ran the Gatorade national player of the year program for nine years.