Hamilton Heights’ Lady Hawks made a trip to Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and made good use of a four-day basketball swing with a 77-70 overtime victory over Riverdale Baptist’s Lady Crusaders.
The game pitted nationally ranked (MaxPreps) high school teams and fans on hand got their money’s worth.
4 Hamilton Heights (3-0) got two free throws from Kamilla Cardosa with one second left in regulation to force the overtime period. Cardosa finished with a team-high 23 points and nine rebounds.
Elizabeth Balogun scored 21 points, Treasure Hunt had 17 and Jazmine Massengill added 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Marta Rodrigues finished with seven rebounds.
The No. 3 Lady Crusaders (3-1) were led by all-American Shakira Austin, a University of Maryland signee, with a game-high 25 points. Jayla James tossed in 14 points and Honesty Scott-Grayson 10.
Hamilton Heights now has three games in three days in Fairfax, Virginia, where it will play sixth-ranked Pope Paul VI on Saturday night.
Hamilton Heights (77) – Jazmine Massengill 14, Elizabeth Balogun 21, R. Balogun, Treasure Hunt 17, Rodrigues 2, P. Martinez, Kamilla Cardosa 23, M. Martinez.
Riverdale Baptist (70) – Ivey 2, Honesty Scott-Grayson 10, Henly 2, Jayla James 14, Ebo 9, Shakira Austin 25, Martino 8.
3-Point Goals – Hamilton Heights 6 (E. Balogun 3, Hunt 3), Riverdale Baptist none.
(Contact Larry Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @larryfleming44)