Oak Hill tops Carlisle School, 81-59
Oak Hill Academy opened Tuesday’s game on a 17-4 run to bury the Carlisle School early on.
The Warriors started out the game hitting five three-pointers in the first quarter to take a 20-7 lead after the first eight minutes.
Mario Kegler was responsible for three of those long bombs, scoring nine points in the first. Lindell Wigginton added a pair of three-point baskets, Khadim Sy had a layup and a free throw and Braxton Key hit a jumper.
The second quarter started out much of the same with the Warriors outscoring the Chiefs 13-4 to open the quarter and push its lead to 33-11. Devontae Shuler, who came off the bench in this contest, scored seven of those 13 early on.
Junior guard Ty’Shon Alexander closed out the quarter strong, connecting on all three of his three-point attempts, including one at the horn to give the Warriors a 44-22 halftime advantage.
Oak Hill kept building on its lead early in the third. Kegler buried two more from three-point range, Matt Coleman swished a pair of free throws and Key hit another smooth midrange jumper that put the Warriors up on Carlisle, 55-29.
Sy chipped in four more points, Key hit a three-pointer and Coleman floated in for a layup and hit a free throw to convert the three-point play.
Alexander nailed another three in the closing seconds to push the Warriors lead to 29 points at the end of three.
In the fourth quarter, it would be Carlisle’s super sophomore Rasir Bolton that put on a show from the outside. Bolton hit a trio of three-pointers from well beyond the arc that got Carlisle to within 20, but no closer.
Bolton led all scorers with 29 of his team’s 59 points.
Oak Hill’s Kegler and Alexander both dropped in 15 points, all from three-point range. Sy finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. Shuler chipped in 10 points, Coleman had seven points and seven assists, Key scored seven, Wigginton added seven and Rodney Miller had five.
The Warriors sit at 10-1 overall and have a busy stretch of games coming up. Oak Hill travels to Bristol, Virginia for the 2015 Friendship Classic.
The eight-team tourney features the Warriors, Lebanon High School, Evelyn Mack Academy (NC), Hamilton Heights (TN), Abingdon High School, Virginia High School, Faith Assembly Christian Academy and Covenant Christian (GA).
Oak Hill opens the tournament on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Virginia High.