Lady Hawks Beat Country Day, Avenge National Title Game Loss

Saturday, January 20, 2018 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Hamilton Heights’ girls avenged a tough loss in the 2017 Dick’s Sporting Goods national championship game in New York on Friday, routing Miami (Florida) Country Day, 71-39, in the Raatz Fense/O’Shea’s Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.

Sophomore wing Treasure Hunt (No. 10 in ESPN 2020 rankings) scored a game-high 18 points and went 3 for 5 from behind the 3-point arc.

Another sophomore, Kamilla Cardosa (No. 13, 2020), turned in a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.

Elizabeth Balogun and Jazmine Massengill, who were named to the McDonald’s All-America team earlier this week, had 15 and seven points, respectively.

Junior Esmery Martinez just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

The second-ranked Lady Hawks (17-2) built a 20-15 first-quarter lead and turned to their defense to outscore the Lady Spartans 31-14 in the second and third quarters. As the turnovers mounted, the Lady Hawks had a 20-10 advantage in the fourth period for the final 22-point victory.

Koi Love paced Country Day (11-9) with 10 points.

Also on Friday night, the Hamilton Heights boys’ team hosted Central Park from Birmingham, Alabama, and walked away with an 89-73 victory at their on-campus gym on Hickory Valley Road.

Jordan Rawls led all scorers with 24 points – he won an offensive duel with Central Park’s Jayden Stone, who scored 22 points.

Kevaughn Ellis had 15 points, Uros Plasvic 12 and Tre Edwards 10 for the Hawks (13-4).

Hamilton Heights’ 6-foot-11 Jason Jitoboh scored all of his nine points and the Eagles’ 6-9 Sekou Dembele tossed in eight points as the Hawks took a 26-16 lead. The Hawks had a 16-6 run in the quarter.

Central Park (13-4) got five of those 10 points back in the second period, but Ellis’ two 3s and a thunder dunk helped the Hawks take a 48-43 lead into halftime.

The teams played evenly in the third period, but the Hawks built a 20-point lead early I the fourth quarter before each team turned the action over to reserve players.

Sekou Dembele scored 17 points and Dimitry Ruyny added 15 for the Eagles.

Boxscores

Girls Game

Miami Country Day              15 8 6 10 – 39

Hamilton Heights                 20 17 14 20 – 71

Miami Country Day (39) – Shaw 5, Alvarez 6, Fishman, Godfrey, Taylor 2, J. Theodule 2, Koi Love 10, E. Theodule 8, Berry 6, Gordon.

Hamilton Heights (71) – Massengill 7, Elizabeth Balogun 15, R. Balogun 2, Treasure Hunt 18, Rodriquez, Smith, E. Martinez 4, Kamilla Cardosa 16, P. Martinez 9, Manzano, Jitoboh.

3-Point Goals – Miami Country Day 6 (Alvarez 2, E. Theodule 2, Shaw 1, Love 1), Hamilton Heights 6 (Hunt 3, Massengill 1, E. Balogun 1, P. Martinez 1).

Boys Game

Central Park                          16 27 18 12 – 73

Hamilton Heights                 26 22 19 22 – 89

Central Park (73) – Johnson 2, Smith 5, Jackson 2, Dimitry Ryuny 15, McConica, Jayden Stone 22, Baruti 6, Sekou Dembele 17, Gormely 2.

Hamilton Heights (89) – Kevaughn Ellis 15, Jordan Rawls 24, Panzo 8, Tre Edwards 10, Gilgeous-Alexander, Ambrose 2, Ruzhentsev 7, LeGuenne 2, Jitoboh 9, Uros Plasvic 12.

3-Point Goals – Central Park 5 (Ryuny 3, Stone 1, Smith 1), Hamilton Heights 8 (Rawls 4, Ellis 3, Ruzhentsev 1.

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

 

 


PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

Wilson Central Baseball Turns Tables On Chattanooga Christian

Lookout Valley Softball Defeats Grundy, Loses To Marion At Opening Of Yellow Jacket Classic


(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Sevier Co. Tournament Soddy Daisy Trojan Classic ... (click for more)

After losing 10-0 to Chattanooga Christian on Thursday, Wilson Central (Lebanon) took a 10-8 win on Friday. The visitors had to hold off the Chargers, who scored four in the bottom of the ... (click for more)

Marion County softball banged out nine hits to take an 8-0 victory over host Lookout Valley at the opening of the Yellow Jacket Classic. The Yellow Jackets were held to just one hit in the ... (click for more)


Sports

PREP BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/SOCCER SCHEDULES

(Changes, Corrections Or Additions: Please Notify Dennis Norwood at dennisnorwood56@gmail.com) PREP BASEBALL SATURDAY, APRIL 20 Sevier Co. Tournament Soddy Daisy Trojan Classic At Soddy Daisy 10:00 am: Soddy Daisy vs. Tullahoma 1:00 pm: McMinn Co. vs. Tullahoma 4:00 pm: Soddy Daisy vs. White Co. At Ooltewah 1:00 pm: Ooltewah vs. White Co. 4:00 pm: ... (click for more)

Wilson Central Baseball Turns Tables On Chattanooga Christian

After losing 10-0 to Chattanooga Christian on Thursday, Wilson Central (Lebanon) took a 10-8 win on Friday. The visitors had to hold off the Chargers, who scored four in the bottom of the seventh to make it close. However, having a six-run deficit earlier was too much for CCS to overcome. (click for more)

Breaking News

TDOT Plans To Add 1 Lane In Each Direction To I-24 From Georgia State Line To US 27; New Section Of Apison Pike To Be Widened

The state plans to add one lane in each direction to a seven-mile section of Interstate 24, which is one of the most congested freeways in the country. The purchase of right of way for the project is included in TDOT’s annual three year transportation program. Right of way is listed for 2022 in a section between the Georgia state line and Brown's Ferry Road and another ... (click for more)

Man, 50, Shot In Road Rage Incident On Bailey Avenue; Christopher Bell, 29, Wanted For Attempted Criminal Homicide

A man, 50, was shot on Bailey Avenue on Thursday afternoon, and Christopher Bell, 29, is wanted for criminal attempted homicide. At approximately 3:20 p.m. Chattanooga Police were dispatched to a person shot call at 1050 Bailey Ave. Upon arrival, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man stated to police that he and the suspect were involved in a vehicle ... (click for more)

Opinion

Save The Wildlife, Mr. Berke

Why in the world would there be any question regarding the wildlife at East Lake park, and the humane relocation of same? Why would anyone need to beg for the right thing to be done? Maybe if the ducks could ride scooters, there would be money for this. Or maybe if they had means to pay for one of the so-called affordable apartments we have in Chattanooga, they would rate the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: What's 'Good' About It?

For the biggest part of my life (a real long time) I refused to acknowledge what is “good” about Good Friday. Today, in literally every country on earth, it is ‘Good Friday’ and, nope, nothing is “good” about killing my Jesus. Forget that it is the most singular display of His love for me, and I push all of the human race aside, to stand completely alone, and feel Jesus’ eyes on ... (click for more)