Pope Paul VI Deals Heights Lady Hawks First Loss, 80-72

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Hamilton Heights suffered its first loss in seven games Saturday when the Lady Hawks fell to Pope Paul VI, 80-72, in the Art Turner Tipoff Classic in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Lady Hawks, ranked No. 4, defeated No. 3 Riverdale Baptist. On Saturday, however, the No. 6 Lady Cougars turned the tide on Hamilton Heights with a hard-fought win. All the rankings are by MaxPreps.

Pope Paul VI (1-1) was led by senior Amira Collins, who scored 20 points, and junior Ashley Owasu’s 19 points. Collins has signed with the Tennessee Lady Vols and Owasu, the No. 8-ranked player in the nation by ESPN, is a Maryland commit.

Kate Klimkiewicz also had 19 points.

The Lady Hawks’ Elizabeth Balogun led all scorers with 28 points, including three 3-pointers, and Treasure Hunt added 16 points and she also knocked down three 3s and dished out five assists.

Jazmine Massengill, a Tennessee signee, finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

Hamilton Heights will conclude its four-game, four-day whirlwind tour on Sunday playing Roland Park Country School out of Baltimore, Maryland.


Hamilton Heights (72) – Massengill 9, Elizabeth Balogun 23, R. Balogun, Treasure Hunt 16, Rodrigues 5, Cardosa 9, Martinez 5.

Pope Paul VI (80) – Gingras 6, Ashley Owasu 19, Amira Collins 20, Kate Klimkiewicz 19, Kenefick 7, Falco, Herzog, Green 9.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 8 (E. Balogun 3, Hunt 3, Massengill 1, Rodrigues 1), Pope Paul VI 6 (Klimkiewicz 3, Green 2, Kenefick 1).

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

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