Oak Hill traveled to Beckley, WV to battle nationally ranked Arlington Country Day and came away with an impressive 77-52 victory to push their record to 33-0.
After an exciting first half where both teams shot “lights out” from the perimeter, it was the defense in the second half that was the difference maker. Coach Steve Smith changed defenses multiple times with full court and half court pressure that eventually created turnovers and wore down the opposing team. Oak Hill led 42-37 at halftime, but went on to outscore ACD by the score of 35-15 in the second half.
Leading the way for Oak Hill was SG D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera with 24 points going an impressive 8-12 from the floor (6-10 from the 3 point line) and 2-2 from the free throw line. Smith-Rivera also collected 4 rebounds and dished out 6 assist for a great all around game. Jordan Adams scored 23 points going 8-16 from the floor (3-8 from the 3 point line) and 4-4 from the free throw line. Adams also had 3 rebounds, 3 steals and dished out 6 assists for the game. PG Tyler Lewis was efficient and effective as he scored 8 points going 3-5 from the floor (2-3 from the 3 point line). Lewis also dished out 9 assists and had 4 steals for the game as he controlled the tempo while only committing one turnover late in the game. Montarius Hall enjoyed a solid game for Oak Hill as he collected 5 rebounds and scored 4 points. Darion Clark chipped in 8 points while Damien Wilson scored 6 points.
Leading the way for Arlington Country Day was Jordan Goodman with 18 points going 7-11 from the floor (4-7 from the 3 point line). Ian Baker scored 13 points going 5-8 from the floor (3-4 from the 3 point line) while Carlos Morris finished with 10 points going 3-13 from the floor (1-4 from the 3 point line) and 3-3 from the free throw line.
For the game, Oak Hill shot 58% going 29-50 from the floor while connecting on 11-25 from the 3 point line for 46%. Arlington Country Day shot 45% going 19-42 from the floor and 8-15 from the 3 point line for an impressive 53%. Oak Hill shot a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line while ACD shot 6-9 for 67%. The big storyline in the game for Oak Hill was the defensive pressure in the second half and the ability to control the tempo on both ends of the court. Oak Hill had 22 team assists for the game while only committing 6 turnovers. On the other hand, Oak Hill pressure defense led to 11 steals that created transition points for the Warriors.
Oak Hill has a brutal weekend schedule as they travel to Bristol, Tennessee to play undefeated West Oak Academy of Florida tonight and then travel to Salem, Virginia Saturday night to play Christ School or Arden, NC.