Published Saturday, December 22, 2012 AT 10:10 PM / Updated at 10:20 PM
City of Palms Classic wrap-up
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

FORT MYERS, Fla.  — As it ended up, Omaha Central was on the tougher side of the bracket in the City of Palms Classic boys basketball tournament.

The winners of all three games Saturday came from that side, with Montverde (Fla.) Academy blasting Long Peak (Utah) 66-45 in the final before a packed house at Bishop Verot High School.

The two teams that beat the Eagles in the tournament also won. Long Beach (Calif.) Poly took third by beating Memphis Southwind 64-57. Chicago Whitney Young claimed fifth with a 67-56 win over Chester (Pa.), which brought a 60-game winning streak to Fort Myers before losing twice.

The Eagles, because it was too cold for the beach, went back to the malls before watching Saturday night’s games.

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at