Heathwood Hall came away with a split basketball Wednesday at Augusta Christian. The Highlanders boys improved to 4-0 in SCISA Region 2-3A action with a 52-49 win, but the host Lions assumed sole possession of first place in the girls race by downing Heathwood 63-48 score in the opener.
Sophomore Corey Littlejohn upped his season scoring average to 20.0 points a game with a 23-point performance last night. Littlejohn also had 17 rebounds, four assists, three steals and four blocs and cashed in 13 of 14 chances at the free-throw line in yet another outstanding all around performance for the Highlanders, who improved to 15-4 overall. Mac Whalen was next in the box score with nine points, and chipped in five assists and two blocks, as well. Joseph English had seven points, eight rebounds and two steals.
Elizabeth Alewine headlined the convincing AC performance in the first game, pouring in 28 points. The Lions scoring machine received double-figure support from Amura Brandt (13) and Lindsay Banks (11). Kristen Dickerson and Arayael Brandner accounted for the bulk of the Heathwood scoring with 25 and 13 points, respectively. The Highlanders girls now stand at 8-10 overall, 3-1 in region play.
To date, Dickerson is averaging 24.2 points and 5.1 assists a game and Brandner is averaging 12.4 points and 11.8 rebounds.
Heathwood Hall closes out the first half of the SCISA 2-3A campaign Friday at Cardinal Newman.