Famed Oak Hill Academy Trounces Hamilton Heights, 77-50

Friday, February 21, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. – Hamilton Heights, a tiny school in Chattanooga, Tenn., got a taste of big-time prep basketball Friday night.

The nationally ranked Warriors, perennial national championship contenders, buried the visiting Hawks, 77-50, under an avalanche of 10 3-pointers.

In an atmosphere of a program that has produced 30-plus high school all-Americans and numerous NBA players, the Hawks couldn’t contend with a team that has four Atlantic Coast Conference signees and 10 players with Division I scholarship offers.

Oak Hill (33-3) set the tone early, scoring the game’s first nine points and building a 36-16 halftime lead.

The Warriors placed four players in double figures – Caleb Martin had 15, Cody Martin and Rokas Gustys 13 each and B.J. Stith added 11. Martin made four of Oak Hill’s 10 3-pointers.

Point guard Aleksa Jugovic led Hamilton Heights (32-5) with 17 points, including all nine in the second quarter.

Friday’s game concluded the Hawks’ regular season schedule.

SUMMARY

Hamilton Heights                        7 9 20 14 – 50

Oak Hill Academy                      18 18 22 19 – 77

Hamilton Heights (50) – Roknic, Duran 9, Nauseda 5, Vaitkus, Aleksa Jugovic 17, Balogun 9, Ado 8.

Oak Hill Academy (77) – Caleb Martin 15, Cody Martin 13, B.J. Stith 11, Rokas Gustys 13, Miller 6, Manuel 5, Anderson 3, Ubaru 6, Sy 4, Uju.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 4 (Jugovic 2, Duran, Nauseda), Oak Hill Academy 10 (Ca. Martin 4, Ubaru 2, Co. Martin, Anderson).

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



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