Ooltewah’s Jarek Boyd, Jaymcal Johnson, Ben Snider and Ron King combined for 60 points to outscore East Hamilton's team on Friday and the Owls defeated the Hurricanes, 78-55, at Edward M. Foster Gymnasium in District 5-AAA basketball action.
Boyd led the balanced scoring attack with 17 points. Johnson finished with 16, Snider 14 and King 13 as the Owls improved to 14-7 overall and 7-2 in the district to maintain second place behind Bradley Central.
Boyd and Snider each had eight rebounds. Johnson added four steals and C.J. Fritz dropped in nine points, dished out four assists and was credited with three steals. Edward Montgomery also had six steals and four assists.
Mac Brower scored 12 points and Deshaun Beach had 11 for the Hurricanes (3-5, 6-15).
Ooltewah had a six-point lead after one quarter and outscored East Hamilton, 43-26, in the middle periods to gain the upper hand.
“We pressured East Hamilton into some early turnovers, which led to some early transition baskets,” Owls coach Andre Montgomery said in an e-mail to Chattanoogan.com.
East Hamilton 15 11 15 14 – 55
Ooltewah 21 21 22 14 – 78
East Hamilton (55) – Thompson, Jackson 2, Lowery 8, Sparks 5, Bunton 7, Chacko, Wright 4, Wingard 5, Griffith 1, Brower 12, Beach 11.
Ooltewah (78) – Jaymcal Johnson 16, Jarek Boyd 17, Ben Snider 14, Ross, Montgomery 6, Williams 2, Fritz 9, Ron King 13, Jones 2.
(E-mail Larry Fleming at email@example.com)