36th_v3The 36th annual City of Palms Classic tipped off today at Bishop Verot H.S with five opening day games. This years tournament is filled with a number highly talented teams from across the country.

Game #1 – Roman Catholic (PA) vs. Arlington Country Day (FL) 56 to 55

Leading scorers: Rakeem Brookings (Roman Catholic, PA) had a game high 27 points and Maalik Wayns added 14 points for Roman Catholic. Rodney McGruder (ACD, FL) finished with 20 points and Wally Judge totaled 12 points for ACD.

Game # 2 – Word of God (NC) vs. American Heritage (FL) 63 to 61

Leading scorers: John Wall (WOG, NC) finished with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Dezmine Wells totaled 18 points in the win. C.J. Leslie ended with 11 points and 7 rebounds for (WOG, NC). Kenny Boynton (AH, FL) had a game high 19 points and Ray Taylor (AH, FL) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

Game # 3 – Andrew Jackson (FL) vs. North Port (FL) 76 to 58

Leading scorers: Stacey Poole Jr. (Andrew Jackson, FL) had a game high 20 points in the win. Bernard Nugent Jr. added 18 points and Marquel Wade had 14 for Andrew Jackson, FL. Shaun Noriega and Kasey Wilson scored 17 point apiece for North Port.

Game # 4 – Duncanville (TX) vs. Dunbar (FL) 83 to 62

Leading scorers: Sterns had 24 points, Franklin had 21 points and 11 boards, Williams had 16 points and Roger Dowell added 11 for Duncanville. Perkins, a sophomore point guard, stole the show for Dunbar, scoring a game-high 28 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range. Simons had 10 points and six rebounds and Paulk finished with 10 points for Dunbar.

Game # 5 – Westchester (CA) vs. Fort Myers (FL) 62 to 47

Leading scorers: Jordin Mayes (Westchester, CA) had a game high 17 points and O’Conner added 14 points and seven assists. Terran McClendon (Fort Myers, FL) ended with 16 points in the loss.