Gray Stars In Oak Hill Win

CHATHAM, Va. – Oak Hill registered its first win of what is likely to be many this year. But, Hargrave Military Academy fought the good fight in Tuesday's scrimmage on the HMA campus.

Oak Hill Prevails 87-85 In Split Half Scrimmage

Tuesday's Oak Hill-Hargrave scrimmage was technically won by Oak Hill, 87-85. The scrimmage was broken down into two halves with the Warriors winning the first 20-minute affair, 44-32. In the second 20-minute half, Hargrave prevailed 53-43. Add it up and you come up with a two-point win by Steve Smith's crew.

Unofficially, Mario Boggan and Justin Gray led all scorers with 25 points each. Oak Hill's Carmelo Anthony tossed in 24 points.

In the first half, Anthony and Sani Ibrahim combined to score 24 points and pull down 9 boards.

Here's are the player highlights:

OAK HILL

  • Carmelo Anthony, SF: In no big surprise, Anthony proved tough to guard. He scored 24 points on 10-19 from the field, but was just 1-4 from deep. Off the dribble, he was tough and chipped in with seven rebounds.
  • Justin Gray, PG: He's the starter at the point over Chadd Moore and the team looks good with him at the controls. He reached down, scored 25, and was on target from deep. He made plays despite being dogged on defense by HMA's Timmy Smith. Wake Forest has a very good one in Gray.
  • Sani Ibrahim, PF/C: At times, he looked good on offense like when he spun past Boggan for a hoop. He got after it on the boards, especially in the second half. He finished with 12 points on 6-12 shooting. He grabbed 15 rebounds. Ibrahim was able to find a few ways to get around Boggan and made some nice catches in traffic.
  • Chadd Moore, CG: He tossed an alley oop or two with good timing. He's going to play a lot of minutes this year, but the point guard spot is clearly Gray's at this point.
  • Dion Dacones, F, 2003: He looked pretty good. He caught an tough alley oop and pulled down a few rebounds in traffic. Just a junior, he'll get minutes on for a talented team.
  • Antywane Robinson, F: Injured and didn't play many minutes.
  • Eric Wilkins, SG: Played nice help defense and made a bucket or two but wasn't a major contributor on this occasion.
  • Ian Johnson, PF: Didn't play a ton, but did hit a few mid-range jumpers and he should be a good one at Davidson.

HARGRAVE

  • Mario Boggan, C: He scored 25 points on 11-20 shooting. He did a nice job on Ibrahim and though you can't stop Sani, he did impede his progress. On the glass he was tough, grabbing at least 10 boards. He was the main offense for Hargrave and he looked very comfortable and composed.
  • Trent Strickland, SF: He was the most effective defender against Anthony and did a commendable job with a tough assignment. He played a big role in Hargrave's second half win. He sparked them with some offense and like we said, gave a good defensive effort.
  • Stanley Asumnu, SG: He's definitely made a conscious effort to take the ball to the rim this year and looks more powerful than in the past. His stroke, which is his trademark, wasn't going down. We had him for 12 points.
  • Cameron Bennerman, SG: Like Asumnu, it wasn't totally his day offensively but did get 10 points unofficially. He hit a 3, converted a few drives and at times played defense with some intensity.
  • Robert Strickland, SF/PF: On the glass he was very, very good. That's his deal. He chips in via a variety of little things and will also blocks shots. Nice performance.
  • Renardo Dixon, PF: You walked away thinking he's a darn good athlete. He hit a few short jumpers, played with energy, and gave Hargrave good minutes. Mike Preston did a nice job of making sure he didn't leave Dixon on Ibrahim by himself.
  • Timmy Smith, PG: He hounded Gray into some early turnovers. He comes up with a lot of steals. We think this kid is going to be the leader of this team. He turned it over some and his stroke isn't pretty, but he did get a few to go down. Why is no one recruiting him at the mid and low-major level?

NOTES

Former Tar Heel assistant Phil Ford was in attendance for the game. … A third period was won by Oak Hill and featured most of the reserves from each team playing a 15-minute quarter with a running clock. …


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