Gibbs Sparkles For New Heights At IS8

Reporter Mike Sullivan has story on the New Heights' victory ...

SOUTH JAMAICA, N.Y. -- Ashton Gibbs scored 27 points, including three three-pointers, to help New Heights claim a 82-49 victory over Chaminade in an IS8 Fall League game.

The contest started about 40 minutes late due to a damaged backboard. But the delay didn't seem to bother Gibbs, a Pittsburgh recruit, from knocking down jumpers from the opening tap.

New Heights led 23-12 after the first eight minutes of play and held a 44-27 advantage at the half due to Gibbs' points. He displayed a consistent perimeter game and also showcased the ability to get to the rim with his handle.

New Heights pushed the lead to 62-44 heading into the fourth quarter and were never threatened. The Chaminade team, despite the big deficit, did a solid job of cutting without the basketball and creating layup opportunities. Unfortunately for the Chaminade team, New Heights had too much Gibbs and too much support.

Trinity Fields, the senior Cardozo guard, knocked down 18 points for the winners while Scott Machado added 12 points.

For Chaminade, Chris Flatley and Matt Johnson each had 12 points while teammate Sean Wildes added 11 points.

But the story for this game was Gibbs, who showed a nice balanced offensive game. Panther fans will be happy to have him on the floor next season in Pittsburgh.

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