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BRADENTON, Fla. - Kailyn Gilbert put on a show Thursday night, pouring in 40 points to lead IMG Academy to a 68-58 victory over DME Academy in a battle of nationally ranked girls basketball teams.

Gilbert, an Arizona Wildcats commit, scored 24 points in the second half to help IMG (11-4) secure its fifth consecutive victory.

Junior forward Chloe Kitts led DME Academy (20-2) with 20 points.

Here are three takeaways from tonight’s game:

GILBERT IS A SENSATIONAL SCORER

Gilbert, a 5-foot-8 senior point guard, is a great shooter. She knocked down eight 3-pointers and finished 11-of-17 from the field.

KITTS IS A DIVISION I PROSPECT

Kitts, a 6-foot-1 junior forward, was impressive for DME Academy. She doesn’t have any reported offers yet but be on the lookout for a big summer for Kitts.

IMG ACADEMY HAS DYNAMIC BACKCOURT

Not only is Gilbert a top tier prospect for the Ascenders, but Oregon commit Grace VanSlooten is a name to keep an eye on as well. VanSlooten added 12 points in IMG's win.

What’s Next for DME Academy?

DME Academy will host The Rock on February 3 at 7:00pm

What’s Next for IMG Academy?

IMG Academy will host Mainland (Daytona Beach) on Saturday at 7:00pm

Box Score 1 2 3 4 Total

DME Academy 22 13 6 17 58

IMG Academy 14 13 20 21 68

(Photo courtesy of IMG Academy)