Semi-Final Press Conference
Findlay (31-2) defeated Mountain State 68-53 in the National High School Invitational semi-finals. Findlay plays on ESPN Saturday at 1:30pm EST vs. Montverde Academy in the ESPN Rise NHSI Finals. This is Findlay’s 3rd national final in 3 seasons.
Findlay’s Cory Joseph scored 32 points with 6 rebounds. Tristan Thompsons scored 9 points with 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. Nick Johnson scored 11 with 4 rebounds, 5 steals. Senior guard Marko Petrovic had 9 points. Godwin Okonji scored 4 with 9 rebounds including 8 on the offensive glass, and 3 blocks.
The Pilots had 23 offensive rebounds and made 20 of 27 free throws.
Findlay is the defending National High School champion and is currently ranked #2 by USA Today.
This will be the 100th game under in 3 seasons under Coach Peck. The Pilots are 96-3 and will be playing to advance to their 3rd national championship game.
In the other tournament semifinal, Montverde defeated Winter Park in overtime.Here is the press conference with Mountain State coach Rodney Crawford and Findlay Prep coach Michael Peck.