Hamilton Heights Falls To Potent Oak Hill, 84-63

Lady Hawks Stay On Early Season Run With 60-47 Win

Friday, December 1, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com
Elizabeth Balogun, POG.
Elizabeth Balogun, POG.
- photo by Contributed

Hamilton Heights took another shot at Oak Hill Academy on Friday, and once again came up short, 84-63.

Fourth-ranked (USA Today) Oak Hill (4-0) got a game-high 24 points from Keyontae Johnson to spark the perennial national contending Warriors to the 21-point victory.

The Hawks (6-2) were led by Uros Plasvic’s 16 points. Tre Edwards and Wheza Panzo each scored 12 points and Sam Ruzhentsev added 11 points and eight rebounds.

In Fairfax, Virginia, Hamilton Heights’ Lady Hawks won their second game in as many days when they knocked off McDonogh Eagles from Owling Mills, Maryland, 60-47, in the Art Turner Tipoff Classic at Pope VI High School.

The Lady Hawks (4-0) trailed by nine points early in the second quarter, but Elizabeth Balogun sparked a comeback that overwhelmed the Eagles.

Balogun poured in 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to spark the Lady Hawks, who will play host Pope Paul VI on Saturday at 5:50 p.m. Kamilla Cardosa scored 19 points and had eight rebounds while Jazmine Massengill finished with 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists.

Kayla Lyles paced McDonogh with 14 points.

Boxscores

Boys Game

Oak Hill                                  25 24 13 22 – 84

Hamilton Heights                 14 12 14 23 – 63

Oak Hill (84) – Keyontae Johnson 24, Hemmings 3, Richardson 6, Keldon Johnson 16, Calloo 5, Kayouloud 3, Ahemed, E. Johnson 4, McCormack 20.

Hamilton Heights (63) – Ellis 4, Rawls 3, Wheza Panzo 12, Tre Edwards 12, Gilgeous-Alexander, Ambrose, Sam Ruzhentsev 11, LeGuenne, Jitoboh 3, Uros Plasvic 16.

3-Point Goals – Oak Hill 5 (Key. Johnson 1, Hemmings 1, Kel. Johnson 1, Kayouloud 1, Mack 1), Hamilton Heights none.

Girls Game

Hamilton Heights                 10 17 19 14 – 60

McDonogh                             14 10 17 6 – 47

Hamilton Heights (60) – Jazmine Massengill 12, Elizabeth Balogun 22, R. Balogun 2, Hunt 4, Rodrigues 2, Kamilla Cardosa 19.

McDonogh (47) – Dickson 8, Nelson 8, Booth 7, Matsinye, Valdez, Kayla Lyles 14, A.J. Davis 10.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 3, Massengill 2, E. Balogun 1), McDonogh 2 (Lyles 1, Davis 1).

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



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