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GEICO Nationals quarterfinals: Sunrise Christian stunned, Steve Smith's storied career ends

By USA Today, 04/01/22, 3:30PM PDT


Prolific Prep Stuns #1 Seed Sunrise Christian

The 2022 GEICO Nationals tipped off on Thursday and the action did not disappoint.

Link Academy, IMG Academy and Montverde Academy took care of business to advance to the semifinals. Sunrise Christian was shockingly upset by Prolific Prep, while Steve Smith’s storied coaching career at Oak Hill Academy came to an end.

Let’s take a closer look at what transpired during the quarterfinal round.

Sophomore Zion Sensley propelled Prolific Prep to victory with a game-winning three in the closing seconds after Duke signee Mark Mitchell put Sunrise Christian Academy out in front with a layup. Prolific Prep managed to beat Sunrise Christian Academy without its McDonald’s All-American duo of Kansas signee M.J. Rice and UCLA signee Adem Bona, making the win arguably the biggest upset in GEICO Nationals history.