Heathwood Hall swept a SCISA Region 1-3A doubleheader Friday at home against Augusta Christian. In other action, Hammond and Ben Lippen split two varsity decisions.
The HH girls (16-1, 5-0) bagged their 10th straight win, downing the Lions 59-48 as A’ja Wilson rang up 27 points and Victoria Dickerson scored 15. The top-ranked Highlanders have an interesting non-region game tonight against No. 2 Northwood Academy.
In the nightcap, Joseph James poured in 29 points to lead the Highlanders (12-5, 4-1) to their ninth win in the last 10 games. James recently scored the 1,000th points of his four-year varsity career. Gabe Bradner and Bradley Singleton backed James with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Hammond salvaged a split with host Ben Lippen by winning the boys game, 51-44. Seven Wood led the Skyhawks (10-7, 3-2) with 17 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Brandon Picow scored 12 points in support and McNair Coleman chipped in nine. Hammond established order with a 14-3 run in the second quarter, wiping out a 13-11 Falcons lead at the end of the first. Luke Burnett scored 17 points for the Falcons (5-14, 0-6) who have dropped four in a row and eight of the last nine.
Ben Lippen’s girls (9-10, 2-4) took a 53-31 decision from the last place Skyhawks (6-13, 0-5). Corrie Hester and Lydia Wu shared scoring honors for the winners with 15 points apiece. Amelia Green scored 13 points for the slumping Skyhawks, who have lost seven in a row.