No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.) rolls over New Albany at GEICO Showcase

No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.) rolls over New Albany at GEICO Showcase

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No. 1 La Lumiere (Ind.) rolls over New Albany at GEICO Showcase


10/24/16 7:12:18 PM -- La Porte, IN, U.S.A -- Brian Bowen (20) poses for a portrait. La Lumiere high school in La Porte, IN will be the Preseason Super 25 #1 team. -- Photo by Matt Cashore USA TODAY Sports Images, Gannett ORG XMIT: US 135671 La Lumiere 10/23/2016 [Via MerlinFTP Drop]

Brian Bowen of La Lumiere (Photo: Matt Cashore, USA TODAY Sports)

No. 1 La Lumiere (La Porte, Ind.) moved to 10-0 with a dominant 85-63 victory against New Albany (Ind.) in the opening game of the GEICO ESPN High School Basketball Showcase in New Castle, Ind.

The best player on the court might have been Romeo Langford, ranked as the No. 2 player in the Class of 2018. Langford had 40 points on 15 for 38 shooting with four threes. No one else for New Albany was in double figures.

The Lakers, however, had depth that the Bulldogs (3-2) could not answer.

Brian Bowen had 27 points. Tyger Campbell had 18 and Michigan signee Jordan Poole added 16.

Bowen, who remains uncommitted, is the No. 13 player in the Class of 2017 according to ESPN. Campbell, meanwhile, is ranked No. 25 overall in the Class of 2019.

Kansas coach Bill Self and Louisville coach Rick Pitino were in attendance.

The game was tied at 11-11 before La Lumiere went on a 20-2 run for a 31-13 advantage. New Albany cut the margin to 14 early in the fourth quarter but the Lakers were comfortably ahead.

New Albany, which won the 4A state title last season and only lost once, has suffered consecutive losses. The Bulldogs lost to North Central (Indianapolis), 84-60, over the weekend.

La Lumiere next faces Oldsmar Christian (Fla.) on Dec. 21 at the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C.


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