Warriors riding 29-game win streak


By Nathan Ham - [email protected]



Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post - Ty-Shon Alexander scored 17 in Oak Hill’s win over McCallie School in Chattanooga.


MOUTH OF WILSON, Va. — Oak Hill Academy kept the win streak rolling with three more victories, all coming away from the friendly confines of Turner Gymnasium.

First up, the Warriors faced off against the Jonesboro High School Cardinals from Georgia last Wednesday in Beckley, Virginia. Oak Hill had five players in double figures, led by senior forward Braxton Key who dropped in 19 points to go along with eight rebounds, eight steals and seven assists.

Junior point guard Matt Coleman scored 15 points, dished out five assists and collected three steals. Senior big man Khadim Sy notched a double-double with 11 points and 12 boards, Ty-Shon Alexander scored 11 points and Lindell Wigginton scored 10. Devontae Shuler scored eight points off the bench.

Jonesboro’s M.J. Walker led all players with 28 points. Tariq Jenkins chipped in 12 in the loss.

Oak Hill hit the road to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Dr. Pepper 10 Classic this past weekend with a game on Friday against McCallie School and a big matchup against nationally-ranked Hamilton Heights on Saturday.

In game one, McCallie was overwhelmed from the start, trailing by 26 points at the half and eventually falling to the Warriors, 89-59.

Wigginton poured in 23 points, Key scored 19 and Alexander finished with 17. Senior center Rodney Miller added 12 off the bench.

That was just the start of a big weekend for Wigginton. Not only did he play a tremendous game Friday night, but the junior went on to win the three-point shootout and slam dunk contest.

In the final contest of the weekend, the Warriors faced 25th-ranked Hamilton Heights. The game remained close throughout until the Warriors pulled away a bit in the fourth quarter to take a 64-47 win.

Wigginton was once again on point with his shot, scoring 24 to lead the way. Sy scored 21 and grabbed 13 rebounds. Shuler finished with nine points and Coleman chipped in eight assists.

Oak Hill has 11 regular season games remaining and 10 of those will be home games with the lone road trip being to Grundy, Virginia to face Mountain Mission School.

Next up, the Warriors host Word of God Academy from Raleigh on Tuesday. WOG features one of the top players in the nation, swingman Rawle Alkins. Alkins is currently ranked as the 17th best high school senior in the nation according to ESPN.

Max Preps Xcellent 25 rankings:

1. Chino Hills High School (CA): 26-0

2. Oak Hill Academy (VA): 32-1

3. Montverde Academy (FL): 22-1

4. Atascocita High School (TX): 31-0

5. St. Anthony High School (NJ): 19-0

6. Sierra Canyon High School (CA): 22-3

7. Detroit Jesuit (MI): 15-0

8. DeMatha High School (MD): 21-4

9. St. John’s High School (Washington, DC): 24-2

10. Stevens Point High School (WI): 20-0

11. Wayne High School (OH): 21-0

12. Findlay Prep (NV): 23-1

13. St. Benedict’s Prep (NJ): 24-1

14. Providence Day (NC): 26-3

15. Memphis East High School (TN): 15-1

16. Seton Hall Prep (NJ): 19-1

17. Bishop Montgomery High School (CA): 23-1

18. La Lumiere High School (IN): 22-3

19. Apple Valley High School (MN): 19-1

20. Neumann-Goretti High School (PA): 20-2

21. Greenforest High School (GA): 23-2

22. High Point Christian Academy (NC): 21-5

23. Chaminade High School (MO): 15-6

24. Hopkins High School (MN): 22-1

25. Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (TN): 22-3

Nathan Ham can be reached at 336-846-7164 or followed on Twitter @NathanHam87

Nathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Ty-Shon Alexander scored 17 in Oak Hill’s win over McCallie School in Chattanooga.
http://jeffersonpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_TyShon-Alexander-dunk.jpgNathan Ham | Jefferson Post – Ty-Shon Alexander scored 17 in Oak Hill’s win over McCallie School in Chattanooga.

By Nathan Ham

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