It was a night of more than just one BCS match-up featuring the #1 ranked team in the nation according to USA Today. There was the BCS National Championship game pinning national football powerhouses Notre Dame against Alabama and the BCS Challenge pinning local Las Vegas, and arguably national, powerhouses Findlay Prep against Bishop Gorman. Both games occurring nearly simultaneously with a similar result as one team overpowered another with their overall power. The Alabama Crimson Tide left no doubt last night and left Miami, FL as the #1 team in the Nation just as the Findlay Prep Pilots left no doubt against their city rival ending the night as the #1 team in the nation. Barring a 7-0 run to end the second half, the Pilots held a comfortable lead throughout and never looked back finishing the game as 65-45 victors.
The game didn’t lack in star-power, both on the court and courtside. With Findlay Prep stars such as (UNLV commit) Chris Wood, (Indiana commit) Stanford Robinson, and (UCLA commit) Allerik Freeman starting for the Pilots with UCLA’s Ben Howland, UNLV’s Dave Rice, and BYU’s Dave Rose in attendance. Being in the spotlight is no unfamiliar territory for Findlay Prep with some of their recent notable alumni including UNLV standouts Mike Moser and Michael Bennett having received plenty of national attention during their tenure on the squad.
All Findlay Prep practices and classes take place on the Henderson International campus. Including a few days when the players come in to some classes and read to the younger students on campus. If you would like to take your family out to see the #1 High School Basketball team in the nation play, the drive’s not too far away no matter where you are in town. All Findlay Prep Pilot basketball games will be played at the Southpoint Arena this season, located in the heart of Las Vegas with easy access to and from the I-15 and 215. Who knows, maybe you’ll get to see more stars than just those playing on the court as seen last night.