Super 25 Game of the Day: No. 12 Bishop Montgomery vs. J.W. North

Super 25 Game of the Day: No. 12 Bishop Montgomery vs. J.W. North

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Super 25 Game of the Day: No. 12 Bishop Montgomery vs. J.W. North

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Stephen Thompson, Jr., an Oregon State signee, leads No. 12 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.).

Stephen Thompson, Jr., an Oregon State signee, leads No. 12 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.).

The Matchup:  No. 12 Bishop Montgomery (Torrance, Calif.) plays host to J.W. North (Riverside) in a CIF Southern Section Open Division first-round playoff game.

Bishop Montgomery players to watch: Stephen Thompson, Jr., a 6-4 senior guard, is headed to Oregon State next year, where his father, a former NBA player, is an assistant coach. He leads the Knights with 25.3 points a game. Sophomore small forward Jordan Schakel and senior 6-5 forward Christian Oshita are also key players.

J.W. North players to watch: Junior point guard Dikymbe Martin (21.0 ppg and 6.5 apg) and 6-5 junior forward Christian Gray (13.0 ppg, 7.6 rpg).

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What to expect: Though Bishop Montgomery is a No. 1 seed and J.W. North is a No. 16 seed, both come in with only one loss, so it should be a close game. Last season, J.W. North defeated Bishop Montgomery in their only meeting, a 65-54 win in the MLK Day Showdown in Pasadena.

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