MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy is riding a 23-game winning streak and the wins continue to roll in against some of the top teams in the nation.
The Warriors just got back after winning the 2016 Bass PRO Tournament of Champions in Missouri and a big-time win in the Hoop Hall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In the quarterfinal round of the Bass PRO Tournament of Champions, the Warriors easily handled Bolivar High School (Missouri) by a 73-38 score. Lindell Wigginton led all scorers with 20 points. Matt Coleman added 11 points, four assists and three rebounds. Mario Kegler chipped in 10 points, Braxton Key added seven, Devontae Shuler had six, Montez Mathis scored six and Khadim Sy also added six. Kenneth Nwuba scored four and Ty-Shon Alexander’s three points put 10 Warriors in the scorebook.
The competition was a big step-up in the semifinals, but the Warriors still took care of business against Rainier Beach, the fourth ranked team in the state of Washington, by an 83-62 score.
Oak Hill had five players reach double figures, led by Shuler with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Wigginton added 14 points, Coleman finished with 12 points and six assists, Key had 11 points and eight rebounds and Sy finished with a double-double at 11 points and 10 boards. The Warriors shot 54-percent from the field.
Rainier Beach’s Sam Cunliffe led all scorers with 26 points.
In the championship game, the Warriors squared off with Sierra Canyon (California), who is currently ranked eighth in the nation in the Max Preps Xcellent 25.
Trailing by two points in the closing seconds, Ty-Shon Alexander nailed the game-winning shot at the buzzer to give the Warriors a 49-48 win.
Alexander led the way with 15 points, all of them from three-point range. Sy had another double-double with 10 points and 12 boards and Key finished with 10 points.
Cody Riley dropped in 18 points and snagged 15 rebounds for Rainier Beach.
Most recently, Oak Hill played in the Hoop Hall Classic this past Monday and scored a 74-55 win over Mater Dei (California).
Key had a big game with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Alexander chipped in 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds, Wigginton added 11 points and Coleman had 10 points.
Next up, the Warriors head to Hickory High School on Wednesday.
Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87