Hamilton Heights Hawks Split Games In Atlanta Tourney

Lady Hawks Stay Unbeaten After Two Wins In Ohio

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

(Story has been updated)

The Hamilton Heights Hawks split two games this past weekend at the Holiday Hoopfest in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday and Saturday.

The Hawks lost their first game of the season when Lincoln Prep posted a 73-63 victory. Hamilton Heights bounced back Saturday with a 111-65 rout of Action Sports Academy.

Also on Saturday, the Lady Hawks defeated Lakota West, 55-40, in the Journey to the Tourney event in West Chester, Ohio, despite not having sophomore Treasure Hunt (injury) and coach Keisha Hunt (illness).

Tre Edwards scored 22 points, Kevaughn Ellis 14 and Wheza Panzo 10, but it wasn’t enough for the Hawks, who had a 40-32 halftime lead against Lincoln Prep (3-0).

Hamilton Heights’ long-range shooters were zeroed in on the rim, hitting 12 3-point shots, including four each by Ellis and Edwards.

Myreon Jones led the winners with 20 points while Moulaye Sissiko scored 14 and Damion Baugh finished with 10.

On Saturday, the Hawks played Action Sports Academy with a collegiate clock and raced to the one-sided 46-point victory.

Seven Hawks (5-1) scored in double figures, with Uros Plasvic’s 19 points leading the way. He had plenty of offensive support. Edwards scored 18 points, including making four of the Hawks’ nine 3-pointers. Jordan Rawls, Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander and Jason Jitoboh each tossed in 13 points, Keon Ambrose had 12 and Panzo 10.

Tyre Keith paced ASA with 18 points. Mike Evans had 17 points and Travis Raynor 15.

The Lady Hawks (3-0) were led by Elizabeth Balogun’s game-high 23 points in the win against West Lakota High School, which played host to the event sponsored by the Ohio Girls Basketball Report.

Marta Rodrigues scored 11 points and Kamilla Cardosa finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Jazmine Massengill, a University of Tennessee signee, had nine points and eight rebounds.

Sophomore Treasure Hunt missed the game with an ankle injury and Keisha Hunt wasn’t coaching due to sickness.

Abby Prohaska sparked West Lakota with 13 points.

The Lady Hawks were back on the floor Sunday, and had their coach on the sideline with them. Treasure Hunt was still sidelined with the bum ankle, but Hamilton Heights cruised to a 62-29 victory over Wayne (Ohio) High School (1-1). The Lady Hawks remain undefeated after four games.

Kamilla Cardosa paced the Lady Hawks with 21 points and six rebounds. Elizabeth Balogun had 15 points and seven rebounds and Massengill added 13 points and nine boards.

Hamilton Heights had a comfortable 32-15 halftime lead.

Boys Boxscores

Hamilton Heights                 22 18 10 13 – 63

Lincoln Prep                         15 17 18 23 – 73

Hamilton Heights (63) – Kevaughn Ellis 14, Tre Edwards 22, Wheza Panzo 10, Rawls 6, Jitoboh 4, Ruzhentsev 3, Ambrose 2, Plasvic 2, Gilgeous-Alexander, Le Guenne.

Lincoln Prep (73) – Myreon Jones 20, Moulaye Sissiko 14, Damion Baugh 10, Garrett 9, Garang 7, Turner 5, Williams 3, Stuart 3, H. Sissiko 2, Martinez, Ring, Muteba.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 12 (Ellis 4, Edwards 4, Panzo 2, Rawls 2), Lincoln Prep 5 (Jones 2, Baugh 1, Garrett 1, Garang 1).

Hamilton Heights                 59 52 – 111

Action Sports Academy     48 17 – 65

Hamilton Heights (111) – Ellis 4, Jordan Rawls 13, Wheza Panzo 10, Tre Edwards 18, Thomasi Gilgeous-Alexander 13, Keon Ambrose 12, Ruzhentsev 9, LeGuenne, Jason Jitoboh 13, Uros Plasvic 19.

Action Sports Academy (65) – Savo 3, Mike Evans 17, Travis Raynor 15, Tyre Keith 18, Coates 7, Davey 2, Dennis, Roper, Shabbazz 3.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 9 (Edwards 4, Rawls 2, Panzo 2, Ruzhentsev 1), Action Sports Academy 7 (Evans 3, Keith 2, Savo 1, Keith 1).

Girls Boxscore

Lakota West (40) – Gales 3, Henderson, Jones 4, Haar 5, Dudukovich 8, Mason, Ballew 3, Dean4, Oxley, Abby Prohaska 13.

Hamilton Heights (55) – Massengill 9, Elizabeth Balogun 23, R. Balogun 2, Marta Rodrigues 11, Kamilla Cardosa 10, Manzano.

3-Point Goals – West Lakota 4 (Gales 1, Haar 1, Ballew 1, Prohaska 1), Hamilton Heights 3 (Massengill 1, E. Balogun 1, Rodrigues 1).

Hamilton Heights                 24 8 16 14 – 62

Wayne, Ohio                         6 9 14 0 – 29

Hamilton Heights (62) – Jazmine Massengill 13, Elizabeth Balogun 15, R. Balogun 5, Rodrigues 4, Martinez 4, Kamilla Cardosa 21, Manzano, Jitoboh.

Wayne, Ohio (29) – Muntz, Hampton 5, Hall 2, Miller, Herring, Willis 3, Wolfork 4, Scott, Brown, Trice 8, Dunson 2, Malone 5.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 5 (Massengill 3, E. Balogun 1, R. Balogun 1), Wayne, Ohio none.

(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twitter @larryfleming44)

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