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Feb. 12, 2007
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PUT UP YOUR DUKES

This is an article from the Feb. 12, 2007 issue Original Layout

Two future Blue Devils faced each other on what will be their home floor next year, playing in the Duke-hosted Durham Hoophall Classic on Jan. 30. Forward Taylor King of No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) put on the more impressive show, scoring 32 points, but guard Nolan Smith's No. 3 Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) won the game 77--74. Smith (above right) had 14 points.

EXTRA MAYO

Also in Durham, O.J. Mayo had 19 points and six rebounds as his No. 2 Huntington (W.Va.) team beat No. 5 Artesia (Lakewood, Calif.) 73--66. Mayo played after a judge stayed the senior guard's two-game suspension—for receiving a pair of technical fouls in a Jan. 26 game—until his appeal could be reviewed on Feb. 9. Even with Mayo, Huntington still lost its first game on Feb. 2, to unranked Scott County (Ky.) 72--68.

AIR GORDON

In front of a crowd that included Michael Jordan, North Central (Indianapolis) senior guard Eric Gordon scored 43 points in an 88--47 win over No. 22--ranked Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.). In the first half Gordon (left), an Indiana recruit, personally outscored the Loyola team 28--27. Jordan came to watch his sons Jeffrey, a senior guard, and Marcus, a sophmore guard, who play for Loyola and had a combined eight points.

RULE OF THREES

They did it. Huntington Beach (Calif.) Marina, whose team motto is 3Diculous (SI, Jan. 22), set a national season record for three-pointers. The record-breaker was hit by Mike Kinoshita in a 105--101 win over Edison (Calif.). "It was like a shot that won a game," says coach Roger Holmes. "The noise was deafening." Marina's total is 384 with two games plus playoffs remaining.

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PHOTOCHARLES LECLAIRE/WIREIMAGE.COM (SMITH)PHOTOMICHAEL HICKEY/WIREIMAGE.COM (GORDON)