No. 16 Englewood 66, Patrick Henry 55MLK Dream Classic
Records: Englewood 14-2; Patrick Henry 5-6.
Halftime: Englewood 24-22.
Summary: Trailing 19-12 in the second quarter, Englewood went on a 9-0 run behind three close-in baskets from senior C Nicholas Waddell. The Eagles led 54-51 with less than four minutes left when they scored six straight points—including a put-back by Waddell—to pull ahead 60-51 with 2:02 left. Minneapolis' Patrick Henry has won four Minnesota state titles in the last eight years.
Top performers: Englewood—Waddell, 21 points, 10 rebounds; F Demarkus Isom-Jones, 16 points. Patrick Henry—G Mandela Jackson, 19 points.
The bonus: "I just love when I'm down there in the post, and my guards give me the ball," Waddell said.