Lady Hawks Romp At Home, But Boys Stumble Vs. Legacy Charter

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - by special to The

Hamilton Heights’ Lady Hawks made the most of their first home game this season, pleasing a full-house crowd with a 95-33 rout of Legacy Charter School from Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday night.

In the nightcap, Legacy Charter’s boys knocked off the Hawks, 51-49. It was the Hawks’ first home loss in the past two years.

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Balogun led the Lady Hawks with a game-high 25 points. Treasure Hunt scored 22 points and Kamilla Cardosa added 11 points and nine rebounds. Esmery Martinez was credited with eight rebounds and Rodrigues had eight assists.

The Lady Hawks (18-2) jumped on a team bus after the game and headed for New Albany, Mississippi, to play Arlington (Tennessee) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Pleasant dreams, girls.

In boys’ action, Legacy Charter (19-5) maintained a five- or six-point lead most of the game until the Hawks tied the score at 47-all with 1:39 left in the fourth quarter. Hamilton Heights missed several scoring opportunities, but the visiting Lions held on for the victory.

The Hawks’ Tre Edwards tipped in a shot at the buzzer for the final two-point spread.

Uros Plasvic paced the Hawks with 12 points and Jordan Rawls added 10 points. Sharane Wright led the Lions with 14 points.


Girls Game

Legacy Charter (33) – Mia Goosby 13, Rice 7, Goudelock 2, Ferguson 4, Tyler, Eldridge 7, Rhodes, Moss, Marcomson.

Hamilton Heights (95)  -- Jazmine Massengill 11, Elizabeth Balogun 25, R. Balogun 6, Treasure Hunt 22, Rodrigues 4, Smith 5, P. Martinez, Kamilla Cardosa 11, E. Martinez 7, Manzano 2, Jitoboh.

3-Point Goals – Legacy Charter 3 (Goosby 3), Hamilton Heights 6 (Hunt 4, E. Balogun 1, Smith 1).

Boys Game

Legacy Charter (51) – Malick Wilcox 11, Sharane Wright 14, C.J. Jamison 12, Claxton 7, Robinson 2, Mack 5, Douglas.

Hamilton Heights (49) – Ellis 1, Jordan Rawls 10, Edwards, Panzo 8, Ambrose 2, Ruzhentsev 7, Jitoboh 9, Uros Plasvic 12.

3-Point Goals – Legacy Charter 4 (Wright 2, Wilcox 1, Jamison 1), Hamilton Heights 4 (Rawls 2, Ruzhentsev 2).

(Contact Larry Fleming at and on Twitter @larryfleming44)


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