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AJ Dybantsa, Prolific Prep defeat Brewster Academy: Live score, updates of MAIT semifinals (1/26/2024)

Follow along for live updates from the MAIT high school boys basketball tournament
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The country's biggest games of the week in high school boys basketball are going down in Central Florida.

In addition to host Montverde Academy (Florida), the nation's top-ranked team, the 2024 Montverde Academy Invitational Tournament features No. 4 Prolific Prep (California), No. 11 Brewster Academy (New Hampshire) and some of the top squads from the Sunshine State.

Following Thursday's opening round that saw all the favorites take care of business, the MAIT continues Friday with a pair of exciting matchups for the semifinals.

Prolific Prep and Brewster Academy, two of the most talent-laden teams in the country, will face off in the first semifinals game of the day. The winner advances to the MAIT championship game on Saturday, where they will likely see Cooper Flagg and No. 1 Montverde.

Montverde will take on Oak Ridge (Florida), a preseason top 25 team nationally, in the last game of the day.

All games from the MAIT are being streamed on the NBA app. Prolific Prep vs. Brewster Academy is scheduled to tip off at 5:00 p.m. ET. 


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Prolific Prep's A.J. Dybantsa is the top-ranked junior recruit in the country.

AJ Dybantsa, the nation's No. 1 overall junior, throws down a slam in Prolific Prep's victory over Riviera Prep (Florida) at the MAIT on Jan. 25, 2024.


-- Prolific Prep defeats Brewster Academy, 80-69, and advances to the championship game of the MAIT. If Montverde keeps its perfect season alive tonight against Oak Ridge (Florida), it will be No. 1 vs. No. 4 in the country Saturday night in the finals. 

-- Georgia Tech signee Cole Kirouac finishes a tough layup for Brewster Academy, but AJ Dybantsa knocks down both free throws on the other end for Prolific Prep. 

-- Iowa State signee Nojus Indrusaitis gets the steal and slam for Brewster Academy, but it looks like Prolific Prep will hold on for the win. The Crew lead 76-67 with only 48 seconds remaining. 

-- Brewster Academy junior Dwayne Aristode drills his third three-pointer of the game to cut the lead to single digits, but Prolific Prep answers with a Tyran Stokes slam off an alley-oop. The Crew lead 74-63 with 2:17 to go.

-- Just like that, Prolific Prep leads by 13 points, 70-57, with less than five minutes to go. That's a strong response from the Crew after the Bobcats made it a six-point game and stole some momentum.

-- Crawford has been key to Brewster Academy's success this season, and he's showing up again in this game. The Stanford signee hits his second three of the game and now has 26 points with the Bobcats only down six, 63-57.

-- Elijah Crawford comes through with the and-one for Brewster Academy to open the fourth quarter. The Bobcats have cut the Crew's lead back down to seven points, 61-54.


-- Brewster is staying within striking distance. Preston Fowlers drops in a three to make it 61-51 in favor of Prolific Prep entering the fourth quarter.

-- Winters Grady getting it going for Prolific Prep. The sharpshooter has seven straight points for the Crew, who lead 59-46 with less than two minutes left in the quarter.

-- AJ Dybantsa with a four-point play, hitting a three through the foul and then knocking down the free throw. The nation's top junior is up to 22 points on the game, and Prolific Prep leads 49-38.

-- Tyran Stokes buries a stepback three-pointer to put Prolific Prep ahead by double digits for the first time today, 43-33.

-- Elijah Crawford pulls up for a mid-range jumper to open the third quarter with a bucket for Brewster Academy. Tyran Stokes gets the two points back for Prolific Prep on the other end with a tough finish in the paint.


-- Elijah Crawford goes 2-for-2 from the free throw line to end the first half. Prolific Prep holds a 38-31 lead going into the second half.

-- AJ Dybantsa just provided a candidate for dunk of the year. A soaring one-handed slam that will surely be going viral.

-- Dwayne Aristode cashes in a much-needed three for Brewster Academy, but Prolific Prep responds with a three from Aiden Sherrell. It's a three-point frenzy out here, with the Crew up 36-28 on the Bobcats.

-- AJ Dybantsa finishes the layup through the foul and hits the free throw to convert the and-one. The five-star junior leads all scorers with 14 points, and Prolific Prep leads 33-25. 

-- Preston Fowler sinks a three-pointer for Brewster Academy, stopping a quick 6-0 run by Prolific Prep. The Crew lead 28-25 halfway through the second quarter.

-- The lead is short-lived for Prolific Prep. Brewster Academy ties the game up at 22-22 with a three from five-star junior Dwayne Aristode.

-- Four-star junior Winters Grady, who recently received a college offer from Washington, hits a three to open the second quarter. Prolific Prep grabs a 22-19 lead. 


-- Brewster Academy is settling in after that timeout. DJ Shine drains back-to-back threes for the Bobcats, tying the game 19-19 on their last possession of the quarter.

-- AJ Dybantsa alert. The nation's No. 1 overall junior intercepts a pass and takes it the distance for an emphatic slam. Brewster wants a timeout with Prolific Prep now up 15-9.

-- Five-star sophomore Tyran Stokes shows off his handles and finishing ability with a fastbreak dunk, and five-star junior AJ Dybantsa knocks down a three on the next possession for Prolific Prep. The Crew lead 13-9.

-- Stanford signee Elijah Crawford gets the scoring started with a pull-up jumper near the free throw line. Brewster Academy leads 2-0.

-- Time to get started in this first of two semifinals matchups today at the MAIT. Here are the starters for both teams:

Prolific Prep

Zoom Diallo

Winters Grady

AJ Dybantsa

Tyran Stokes

Aiden Sherrell

Brewster Academy

Elijah Crawford

Nojus Indrusaitis

Dwayne Aristode

Sebastian Wilkins

Daniel Jacobsen

5:00 p.m. Friday (ET) | Montverde Academy, Montverde, FL


-- Zach Shugan | | @SBLiveSports