Oak Hill came into the Les Schwab Invitational with an impressive 21-0 record and recent Classic One Chick-Fil-A Championship in Columbia, South Carolina. Oak Hill won easily and moved to 22-0 for the season and advanced to the quarter-finals of the LSI. The Warriors recorded a 93 to 53 victory and seems to be on cruise control for the majority of the game. Leading the way for Oak Hill was PG Tyler Lewis and SG Jordan Adams. Lewis and Adams both enjoyed team scoring honors with 19 points. Lewis was an efficient 8-12 from the floor (1-3 from the 3 point line) and 2-3 from the free throw line while Adams went 8-14 from the floor and 3-9 from the 3 point line. Lewis also recorded 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds (2 TO). Adams grabbed 5 rebounds and also recorded 3 steals. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera chipped in 14 points going 5-14 from the floor (2-7 from the 3 point line) and 2-2 from the free throw line. Smith-Rivera also grabbed 4 rebounds, dished out 5 assists and had 2 steals. RJ Curington finished with 15 points going 6-9 from the floor (1-3 from the 3 point line) and 2-4 from the free throw line. Other Warriors getting into the action were AJ Hammons with 7 points and 9 rebounds, Jordan Tebbutt had 7 points and 7 rebounds, Montarius Hall chipped in 6 points and 4 rebounds, Darion Clark had 4 points and 6 rebounds while Ike Iroegbu finished with 2 points.
David Douglas was led by SF Taye Baker with 18 points going 6-17 from the floor (1-7 from the 3 point line) and 5-7 from the free throw line. PF Jeremiah Harris chipped in 14 points going 6-10 from the floor and grabbed 6 rebounds. SG Adrian Koza also scored 14 points going 4-5 from the floor (2-3 from the floor) and 2-2 from the free throw line.
For the game, Oak Hill shot 38-69 from the floor for an impressive 55% but only managed 7-26 from the 3 point line. David Douglas went 20-47 from the floor and 3-15 from the 3 point line. Oak Hill went 10-18 from the free throw line for 56% whereas David Douglas went 10-21 for a dismal 48%. Oak Hill clearly outrebounded the smaller team by the margin of 44 to 25. For the game, Oak Hill dished out 14 assists but committed 16 turnovers. Oak Hill now advanced to the quarterfinals to face Lincoln HS of Oregon. Smith-Rivera and Taye Baker were named game’s outstanding players.
In the final game of the day, it was powerful Yates HS of Texas against a well coached and fundamentally sound Wilsonville HS team from Oregon. Going into the 4th quarter, Yates trailed Wilsonville 52-49 but outscored the Oregon team by the score of 22-5 in the final quarter. Simply put, it was the constant pressure defense and double teaming that wore down the upset minded Wilsonville team. Yates was led by Junior PG Darrion Martin who was simply solid throughout the night. He finished with 25 points gong 8-11 from the floor and 9-11 from the free throw line. The majority of his points came strictly off drives to the basket and probably didn’t attempt a shot outside of 10 feet all night long. He recorded 4 rebounds and had 1 steal, but the negative for Martin was his 5 turnovers and 0 assists. PF Clyde Santee also chipped in 20 points going 7-18 from the floor (1-4 from the 3 point line) and 4-4 from the free throw line. He collected 7 rebounds, but also had 5 turnovers. The one-two scoring punch of Santee and Martin combined for 45 of the 71 points for Yates.
Wilsonville was led by senior PG Kevin Marshall who was the leading scorer for his team. Marshall finished with 23 points going 8-13 from the floor and 8-13 from the free throw line. Unfortunately for Wilsonville, Marshall had 9 turnovers for the game. PF Sione Kauji was also solid for Wilsonville as he tallied 15 points going 8-13 from the floor and 4-4 from the free throw line.
Simply put, the game was an up and down high octane game filled with pressure defense, but was a turnover festival on both teams. Wilsonville committed 28 turnovers for the game while Yates committed 21 turnovers of their own. The main difference was Wilsonville turnovers were the results of pressure defense and constant double teaming whereas Yates committed the majority of their turnovers in transition. Yates went 25-63 from the floor for 39.7% and only 2-9 from the 3 point line for 22%. They did manage an impressive 19-25 from the free throw line for 76%. On the other hand, Wilsonville went 19-50 from the floor for 38% while only connecting on 1-5 three point attempts. Wilsonville also went an impressive 18-25 from the free throw line for 72%. Conventional wisdom would have been for Wilsonville to pack it in and force Yates to hit a jumper since the majority of their points came from the free throw line or drives to the basket. Kevin Marshall and Darrion Martin were named game’s outstanding players.