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  • Findlay’s Joseph Drops 27, PC’s Anderson Hits Game-Winner at City of Palms

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    Senior point guard Cory Joseph dropped 27 points as Findlay Prep defeated Winter Park 86-75 on Saturday night at the 37th Annual City of Palms Classic.

    Minnesota coach Tubby Smith was in the stands scouting Joseph, a Canadian native who has cut his list to Texas, UConn, UNLV, Minnesota and Villanova, according to the new-press.com, which is all over this event.

    Texas-bound senior forward Tristan Thompson, also of Canada, added 23 points for Findlay, which was coming off its first loss Thursday to Jared Sullinger and Columbus (Ohio) Northland.

    Junior guard Austin Rivers, the tournament’s reigning MVP, scored 22 for Winter Park.

    Rivers has committed to Florida, but his father, Celtics coach Doc Rivers, recently told me he’s also considering Duke.

    “[Joseph] has done one of the better jobs on Austin I’ve seen in a while,” Winter Park coach David Bailey told news-press.com.

    Findlay Prep (13-1) will play Dunbar at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

    St. Frances, No. 2 in Baltimore by the Sun, will face Dan Hurley’s Newark St. Benedict’s team at 5:15 on Monday.

    PATERSON CATHOLIC WINS THRILLER

    Paterson Catholic won a 61-60 thriller over Landsdowne (Pa.) Penn Wood on a short jumper by sophomore Kyle Anderson with five seconds on the clock.

    PC trailed 55-33 but closed the game on a 28-5 run.

    “We knew we had to win the game somehow, even if it was me that had to do it,” Anderson told news-express com.

    Seton Hall-bound forward Fuquan Edwin led the Cougars with 24 points, senior Jermaine Peart added 11 and junior Derrick Randall scored 10.

    Anderson finished with just six points.

    Paterson Catholic will play either Montverde Academy or Los Angeles Westchester in the semifinals at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    (Photo courtesy news-press.com)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.