Hammond travels to Heathwood Hall and Cardinal Newman visits Ben Lippen when SCISA Region 2-3A basketball resumes on Tuesday.
Hammond’s boys (7-7, 1-0) are fresh from a 53-50 win over Augusta Christian in the region opener last Friday and a 50-25 conquest of Laurens Academy on Saturday. Aaron Walters and Cliff Ayers combined for 32 points in the region win, with Walters taking game honors with 16 points. Heathwood Hall (12-4, 1-0) was back to playing with a full deck in its region-opening 62-49 win over Ben Lippen, and it showed. Corey Littlejohn led the Highlanders with 19 points and had plenty of support from Morgan Whalen (13), Mac Whalen (12) and Joepsh James (10). Morgan Whalen missed half of December with an ankle sprain.
The Heathwood girls (6-9, 1-0) toppled Ben Lippen 38-29 is a sluggish offensive affair, and are looking to pick up the pace against the Skyhawks (3-11, 0-1). Seniors Kristen Dickerson (21.9 ppg, 4.8 apg) and Arayael Brander (12.1 ppg, 13.2 rpg) are the Highlanders leaders. Sophomores Kaki Smith and Elaine Epting scored 16 points apiece for Hammond in a 58-52 region-opening loss to Augusta Christian.
Ben Lippen (7-8, 0-1) is looking to break a three-game losing streak when the Cardinals come calling. Mitchell Deter (16.4 ppg) and Andrew Hennie (14.3 ppg) are the top Falcons producers. Cardinal Newman (10-4, 1-0) has won five of its last six games. Jake Motto (16.3 ppg, 14.4 rpg) and Zach Hrovat (11.7 ppg) do a lot of damage for CN.
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Cardinal Newman’s girls (7-5, 1-0) have won three in a row, including a 43-21 region-opening win vs. St. Joseph’s. The Falcons (4-9, 0-1) dropped a a 52-29 decision to Ashley Hall on Saturday falling to Heathwood Hall in region play the day before.