Hamilton Heights Wins, Loses In NACA Hoops Tournament

Lady Hawks Win 63-18 In Their Pool Play Action

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

DAYTON, Tenn. – Hamilton Heights’ Hawks split two games (pool play) in the National Association of Christian Athletes basketball tournament at the Fort Bluff Campground.

Hamilton Heights lost to top-seed and eighth-ranked and unbeaten Lighthouse Christian, 81-65, but bounced back by defeating Combine Academy, 68-48.

The Lady Hawks routed Potter’s House, 63-18, in their lone game on the opening day.

Lighthouse (34-0), out of Antioch near Nashville, jumped out front 24-8 after one quarter – the Hawks committed eight of their 21 turnovers in the period – and had a 45-32 halftime margin. The Hawks played their opponent pretty much even in the second half, but that wasn’t enough to overcome the early deficit.

Aleksa Jugovic led the Hawks (33-6) with 21 points, including four 3s, and Ezekiel Balogun scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Tripp Davis scored a game-high 27 points for Lighthouse and Will Smith added 20. Braxton Nappier scored 13 points and Chase Nappier finished with 11.

In the bounce-back game, Hamilton Heights outscored Combine Academy, located in Charlotte, N.C., 20-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away and post the easy win.

Balogun scored 19 points and Jugovic added 16 for the Hawks.

Sophomore center Abdulhakim Ado just missed a triple double with 12 rebounds, 10 blocks and nine points.

In girls action, the Lady Hawks decided the outcome by outscoring Potter’s House, 32-5, in the first quarter and 43-10 in the first half. Potter’s House failed to score in the third period.

Victoria Monyei scored 10 points for Hamilton Heights and Nina Vukosaljevic had 10 assists.

The Hawks conclude pool play in Division I by taking on ABI Academy from Atlanta at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The championship round is scheduled for Friday.

The Lady Hawks play twice on Thursday, battling Providence Academy from Johnson City at 11:20 a.m. and Riverdale B from Upper Marlboro, Md, at 4 p.m., in Division 2 play.

SUMMARIES

Boys

Hamilton Heights                   8 24 16 17 – 65

Lighthouse Christian             24 21 17 19 – 81

Hamilton Heights (65) – Roknic 2, Nauseda 4, Aleksa Jugovic 21, Ezekiel Balogun 18, Ado 6.

Lighthouse Christian (81) – Tripp Davis 27, Will Smith 20, Chase Nappier 11, Braxton Nappier 13, Grey 1, Douthard 8.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 4 (Jugovic 4), Lighthouse Christian 7 (Davis 3, Douthard 2, C. Nappier, B. Nappier).

Girls

Hamilton Heights                   32 11 12 8 – 63

Potter’s House B                    5 5 0 8 – 18

Hamilton Heights (63) – Paulauskaite 6, Vukosavljevic 6, Victoria Monyei 10, Kasciunaite 9, Kievisaite 7, Balogun 6, Hunt 8, Plentaskaite 5, Izundu.

Potter’s House B (18) – Smalls 5, Williams 4, Whatly 3, Billingsly 4, Penn, Nkperuana, Bannister.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 3 (Kieviskaite, Zalkauskaite, Plentaskaite), Potter’s House 1 (Smalls).

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

 



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