Hamilton Heights’ Lady Hawks won three weekend games in the NISAA winter kickoff in Richmond, Va., capping their sweep of opponents by blasting Carolina Prep Academy, 83-29, in Sunday’s action.
Elizabeth Balogun scored a game-high 21 points and recorded eight rebounds, six steals and eight assists for the Lady Hawks. Balogun did not play in the fourth quarter.
Juliet Onome added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Amber Hunt had 16 points and Jamee Ward finished with 11 points.
The Lady Hawks built a 46-14 halftime lead.
The Lady Hawks also defeated TPLS, 61-46, in the opener and edged Forest Trails Academy, 53-48, (formerly New Hope Academy).
Against TPLS, Onome paced the Lady Hawks with 19 points, 15 coming in the first half. Hunt added 13 points.
Hunt led the Hamilton Heights offense against Forest Trails with 15 points and added four rebounds.
Jazmine Massengill had 13 points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists. Balogun finished with 10 points. Akia Harris had a solid game with four points, four rebounds, four steals and five assists.
In a Gold varsity boys contest, Hamilton Heights routed St. Louis Christian, 69-47, in the Legacy Nissan Classic at North Laurel High School in London, Ky., behind the season-best 31-point effort by junior Shai Alexander.
Alexander, a University of Florida commitment, made 9-of-19 shots, including 4-of-7 3-pointers, and added 9-of-9 free throws.
With Alexander paving the way, Hamilton Heights (7-1) built a 35-26 halftime lead and cruised to the easy win.
Therren Szmidt added 18 points and nine rebounds and Silas Adheke finished with 11 points and five rebounds. Ezekiel Balogun, who will play collegiately at The Citadel, went scoreless, but grabbed eight rebounds.
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