Ooltewah Wins, 70-52, Rolls Into Christmas Tourney Title Game

Robinson Powers Owls With 24-Point Effort Against Host West Ashley

Saturday, December 22, 2012 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Ooltewah’s once-beaten Owls proved rude guests Friday night in the Peper Law Firm Holiday Classic.

Point guard Antonio Jackson scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Owls past previously unbeaten West Ashley, 70-52, in the second round of the classic at West Ashley High School.

Ooltewah (9-1) will play Hough High School (9-1) out of Charlotte, N.C., in Saturday's championship game at 6:30 p.m.

“(Hough) is really good and they’ve got two 6-9 posts,” Owls coach Jesse Nayadley said in a telephone interview.

Jackson also had eight assists and made two 3-pointers against West Ashley.

“Antonio was really good all night on both sides of the ball,” Nayadley said. “(Our) hard pressure finally wore them down. They were undefeated and playing in their own gym and we played really good basketball.”

The Owls, who beat Hanahan, S.C., 81-67, in Thursday’s opening round, built a 31-24 halftime lead against the host Wildcats (10-1) and had a 39-28 edge in the third and fourth quarters to reach the title game.

Ben Snider contributed 17 points – 15 in the second half – and pulled down 10 rebounds to record a double-double. He made three 3s.

Jacqueze Robinson added 11 points, including two 3s. Daaron Maston had nine points, all coming on 3-pointers. Although he had just one point, Andrew Ware was busy on the backboards with eight rebounds.

Ernest Heywood led West Ashley with 19 points and Daquan Gleen had 16.

SUMMARY 

Ooltewah                  16 15 22 17 – 70

West Ashley             14 10 17 11 – 52

Ooltewah (70) – Antonio Jackson 24, Jacqueze Robinson 11, Ware 1, Ben Snider 17, Maston 9, Presley 6, Fritz 2.

West Ashley (52) – Fields 2, Sobiesvo 8, Zorn 7, Ernest Heywood 19, Daquan Gleen 16, Brown.

3-point goals: Ooltewah 11 (Snider 3, Maston 3, Presley 2, Jackson 2, Robinson 1)

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)

 

 

 


Former UTC Lineman Lott Signs With Raiders

  Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football student-athlete Derrick Lott signed with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders this week.  Lott played three seasons at UTC (2012-14) after transferring from Georgia.    Lott signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2015, but eventually spent the season on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice ... (click for more)

Rhea County Picked To Win Region 4-5A

Rhea County's Golden Eagles have been picked to win the Region 4-5A championship in Murphy Fair's Tennessee High School Football magazine. Coach Mark Pemberton has led the Eagles to a state quarterfinal and two semifinals in his three years as head coach. Senior Mason Stephenson rushed for more than 1,400 yards last year and Eddie Bice ran for another 1,200. Ooltewah ... (click for more)

Man, 28, Shot And Killed In East Chattanooga

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed in East Chattanooga early Friday morning. The victim was identified as Jeremy Clark, a brother of House candidate Dennis Clark. Dennis Clark said, "Jeremy, a beloved son, my younger brother and dear friend to many, was taken from us too soon. The pain from our sudden and tragic loss is Indescribable. He was a compassionate and fun-loving ... (click for more)

Michael Ford Sentenced To More Than 13 Years In Prison On Drug Charges

Michael Shawn Ford has been sentenced to 13 and a half years in prison on drug charges. On April 20, 2105, Ford was arrested at his house in East Ridge. Police found him hiding in the closet with a laundry bag which contained a loaded pistol and 7.9 grams of crystal meth. Officers said that two backpacks were found in the same bedroom, one with 257.3 grams of crystal meth ... (click for more)

Olympic Events On The Ocoee River Made History – But It Wasn’t Easy

It started with a simple “what if” question while Atlanta officials were working on a bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.  A group of amateur kayakers from the city began asking themselves: “What if Atlanta’s bid is successful? Then where would the Olympic whitewater canoe and kayak races be held?”  To some of the members of that group, the answer was obvious. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Don’t Kick A Man’s Neck

From the minute my brothers and I each became cognizant, my dad started teaching us the rules of becoming a man. Dad was from deep in Mississippi and he’d been taught a lot of life’s secrets from his father. These lessons have been passed for generations and, the older I have become, I’m convinced a lot of them were borne from The Sermon on the Mount. Our favorite, back in the ... (click for more)