Heights Closes Regular Season With 84-37 Win

Hawks Now Prep For NACA National Tourney

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Jordan Rawls filled in for Therren Shelton-Szmidt for a second straight game Saturday and scored 11 points in Hamilton Heights’ 84-37 victory over Charlotte Basketball Academy in Greenville, South Carolina.

Rawls, one of only two players from Chattanooga on the Hawks’ roster, made three of the team’s nine 3-pointers. C.J. Massengill, the other local on the squad, scored four points.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander paced Hamilton Heights with 21 points and Nickeil Alexander-Walker added 17.

Saturday’s win winds up the Hawks’ regular season and they will head into the postseason with a 25-6 record. Coach Zach Ferrell’s Hawks will return home and prepare for the National Association of Christian Athletes national tournament at Ft. Bluff, north of Dayton on Feb. 22-24.

Hamilton Heights is also scheduled to participate in the USA National Prep tournament on March 2-4 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

LINESCORE

Hamilton Heights                             19 21 19 25 -- 84

Charlotte Basketball Academy       7 14 10 6 – 37

Hamilton Heights (84) – Nickeil Alexander-Walker 17, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 21, Jordan Rawls 11, Massengill 4, Samake 4, Diawara 9, Panzo 3, Ezeagu 5, Jitoboh 4, Edwards 6.

Charlotte Basketball Academy (37) – J. Ziegler 1, A. Ziegler 5, Dawson, Goss 3, Hyman 6, Aaron Tait 10, Kura 2, Chandler 6, Marte 2, White 2.

3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 9 (Rawls 3, Alexander-Walker 2, Edwards 2, Gilgeous-Alexander 1, Panzo 1, Charlotte Basketball Academy 4 (Hyman 2, A. Ziegler 1, Goss 1).

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


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