Mario Kegler’s 25 leads Oak Hill Academy past Providence Day
No.1 Oak Hill Academy was too much for Providence Day on Friday.
Ever since losing Harry Giles, the Warriors are still untouchable on the high school circuit.
The 6’7″ Small Forward Mario Kegler has been a force all season; Friday, grabbing five rebounds in addition to leading all scorers with 25 points.
Coming in second would be Tennessee commit Grant Williams of Providence Day with 23 points.
Providence Day’s only lead came at 7-5 in the first quarter after a jumper by Josh Howard and they never gained a lead over Oak Hill for the rest of the game.
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Kegler’s performance since Giles injury has been key to the Warrior’s success so far this season, putting up 21 points last game against Wesley Christian.
Overall it was a physical contest on Friday, especially in the second half which picked up with intensity as two players from Oak Hill were called for technicals – Mario Kegler and Khadim Sy.
Something that Oak Hill coach Steve Smith was not happy with.
Per Charlotte Observer:
“I’m not happy that we picked up two technical fouls. I told my team it’s not their job to talk to the referees, that’s my job.”
Even this early in the season Oak Hill Academy looks like a no.1 team and so far have portrayed a lethal combination of tenacity, efficiency and athleticism.
The Warriors will continue to create match up challenges for opponents all season, boasting a roster with seven players standing 6’7″ or taller, as mentioned by the Charlotte Observer.
Oak Hill Academy would top Providence Day 76-64.
Top Performers from Friday:
Oak Hill Academy –
Mario Kegler: 25P 5R
Braxton Key: 20P 11R
Matt Coleman: 11P 4A
Providence Day –
Grant Williams: 23P 9R
Josh Howard: 15P 7R
Devon Dotson: 12P 4R