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Alexander's Game-High 26 Points Propel Hawks To Win

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Kentucky signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a team-high 26 points Saturday as Hamilton Heights rallied for a hard-fought 72-67 victory against Athlete Institute of Canada in the Buckeye Elite Showcase in Portsmouth, Ohio.

The Hawks (7-2) built a 19-16 first-quarter lead, but fell behind 40-32 at halftime and still trailed 58-49 going into the fourth period at Portsmouth High School.

Therren Shelton-Szmidt scored 24 points and Nickeil Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 points in the Hawks’ win.

Jahvon Blair, who has college offers from DePaul and other mid-major schools, led AI (16-3) with 19 points. Mason Forman added 11 points and Syracuse commitment Oshae Brissett finished with 10.

Linescore

Athlete Institute                   16 24 18 9 -- 67

Hamilton Heights                19 13 17 23 – 72

Athlete Institute (67) – Jahvon Blair 19, Washington 5, Plummer 7, Lyons 8, Patterson 2, Scott 5, Oshae Brissett 10, Mason Forman 11.

Hamilton Heights (72) – Nickeil Alexander-Walker 12, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 26, Rawls, Edwards, Massengill, Therren Shelton-Szmidt 24, Diawara, Panzo 7, Ezeagu 3.

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


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