Oak Hill, Montverde to play for national championship

Montverde, Oak Hill to meet again in Dick's finals

Two-time defending tournament champion Montverde Academy (Fla.) and top-ranked Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) both survived semifinal upset bids and will meet in the Dick's Nationals final for the second straight year.

MIDDLE VILLAGE, N.Y. -- After four of the country's biggest basketball powers won on Thursday at Dick's Nationals High School Championship, it was no surprise to see a hard-fought pair of games on Friday. Montverde Academy (Florida) knocked off Findlay Prep (Nevada) in overtime, and Oak Hill Academy (Virginia) held off Huntington Prep (West Virginia). That sets up yet another title game bout between Oak Hill and Montverde, which will go for its third straight championship.

Here are five observations from Friday's action: