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Rathan-Mayes scores 55 points in HPrep win

Mar. 01, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. -- There's a new Canadian member of the 50-point club after Huntington Prep's 121-50 win over Teays Valley Christian tonight.

Florida State-bound guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes erupted for 55 points while adding seven rebounds and seven assists in the victory, marking the second time in the last month a player for the Express has broken the 50-point mark.

Rathan-Mayes, who was up for consideration for the McDonald's All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic, but was not selected, connected on 23-of-35 field goal attempts, including eight 3-pointers.

Earlier this month, Andrew Wiggins scored 57 points against Marietta College JV in a game played at Point Pleasant High School.

On Thursday night, Wiggins was hit in the nose on the game's fourth possession and did not return for precautionary reasons, but Rathan-Mayes picked up the scoring load.

Rathan-Mayes led the transition game for Huntington Prep, connecting on 15 of his 17 attempts from inside the arc.

Montaque Gill-Caesar, Moses Kingsley and Carlos Arroyo each had 14 points in the win for Huntington Prep, who hosts its final game of 2012-13 in the Tri-State at 2 p.m. Saturday when the Express takes on United Leadership Academy (Canada) at Boyd County Middle School.

Deskins finished with 22 points while Austin Peyton added 16 for Teays Valley Christian.

HUNTINGTON PREP 34 29 33 25 -- 121: Rathan-Mayes 55, Gill-Caesar 14, Kingsley 14, Arroyo 14, Strake 8, Wiggins 6, Gabriel 5, Provo 3, Landry 2

TEAYS VALLEY CHRISTIAN 12 21 3 14 -- 50: Deskins 22, Peyton 16, Wojcieszak 8, Parsons 2, Lane 2