Strong Second Half Leads Heights Past ABI, 91-62

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - by special to The

Hamilton Heights opened its basketball season on Monday with a 91-62 victory over the American Basketball Institute (ABI) behind an impressive 63-point second-half offensive explosion.

The Hawks held a 28-22 halftime lead, but ripped ABI with 35 third-quarter points and added 28 in the fourth period to pull away for the easy win.

Jordan Rawls paced the Hawks with a game-high 25 points and Tre Edwards pumped in 22 in support.

Kevaughn Ellis added 13 points.

Jonathan Foster led ABI (2-2) with 14 points and Travis Hunter scored 13.

Box Score

American Basketball Institute                  14 8 21 19 – 62

Hamilton Heights                                      14 14 35 28 – 91

American Basketball Institute (62) – Kuche 9, Jonathan Foster 14, Ivory 5, Joseph 6, Cao 9, Lee 3, Clinton 1, Andrews 2, Travis Hunter 13

Hamilton Heights (91) – Kevaughn Ellis 13, Jordan Rawls 25, Panzo 6, Tre Edwards 22, Gilgeous-Alexander 1, Ambrose-Hylton 3, Ruzhentsev 3, LeGuenne 3, Jitoboh 7, Plasvic 7.

3-Point Goals – American Basketball Institute 7 (Hunter 3, Foster 2, Ivory 1, Cao 1); Hamilton Heights 8 (Edwards 4, Ellis 1, Rawls 1, Ruzhentseve 1, LeGuenne 1.

(Contact Larry Fleming at and on Twitter @larryfleming44)

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