The two IMG academy teams fall in the semifinals

IMG Academy Jaras Walker (25) reacts during the second half of the GEICO Nationals semifinal between Monteverde Academy and IMG Academy, Friday, April 1, 2022, at the Suncoast Credit Union arena in Fort Myers, Florida Monteverde Academy defeated IMG Academy 62- 57.

FORT MYERS – The two IMG Academy basketball teams lost in the semifinals of the GEICO Nationals on Friday at the Suncost Credit Union Arena on the campus of the University of Florida Southeastern State.

When they played at Monteverde Academy for the third time this season, the Ascenders boys came out on top in the hat-trick record, falling 62-57 to Eagles in the first half.

The IMG academy girls played a good first quarter before the New Hope Academy from Maryland increased the pressure and rolled to an 80-50 decision.

The final is set for Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Monteverde Academy plays New Hope for the girls championship, followed by the Monteverda vs. Link Academy of Missouri.

Boys

Monteverde 62 IMG Academy 57

The third time was magic for the Eagles, who made more plays down the road to move on to the championship game on Saturday afternoon.

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