Gonzaga-bound forward Filip Petrusev capped his prep career with another strong performance and a national championship in New York.
Petrusev scored 15 points as No. 1 Montverde Academy routed University School 76-58 in the GEICO High School Nationals championship game on Saturday.
Petrusev, who made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in Friday’s semifinal win over Findlay Prep (Nevada), did most of his damage inside. He scored 10 points as Montverde, located near Orlando, Florida, grabbed a 35-26 halftime lead.
The 6-foot-10 forward hit his lone 3 to boost the Eagles’ lead to 43-33 early in the third quarter. Petrusev moved well without the ball and found creases inside en route to making 6 of 9 field-goal attempts against a sizable University front court.
Montverde beat Utah state champion Lone Peak 87-82 in Thursday’s opener before thumping third-ranked Findlay Prep 71-53 and No. 2 University (Fort Lauderdale, Florida).
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