High School Basketball
Heritage School sweeps Weber
It was a good night for basketball teams from The Heritage School on Thursday during a GISA Region 1-AAA sweep of Weber School.
The Lady Hawks used a stifling defense to improve to 19-3 overall and 9-0 in GISA Region 1-AAA action with a 47-19 win over The Weber School Thursday night.
Heritage built a 25-6 lead at the half, giving up just four points in the first quarter and two points in the second quarter to build the double-digit lead at the break.
Kara Groover led the way with 14 points and Lillie Smith tossed in 11 en route to the Lady Hawks ‘victory over their region foes.
Groover also had five rebounds and five steals.
The Lady Hawks won the game by shooting 43 percent from the field (19 of 44).
Heritage connected on 4 of 6 shots from 3-point territory to help keep their region record perfect.
Groover went 2 of 2 on her 3-point attempts while Zofia Powell hit her only long-range jumper.
The Lady Hawks’ defense forced 17 steals against an outmanned Weber squad and also pulled down 21 rebounds, including 13 on the defensive side of the court.
HERITAGE 58, WEBER 45 (boys): The Hawks led from start to finish Thursday to win the region contest and improve to 10-5 overall and 4-1 in league play.
Three players finished in double figures for Heritage.
Rich Yancey and Luke Smith each scored 14 points. Glavin Groover added 11. Cole Jones finished with 14 rebounds.
Heritage built a 30-22 lead at the break, but Weber played its best basketball of the night in the third period, outscoring the Hawks 15-12 in the to cut the Heritage lead to 42-37.
The Hawks put an end to Weber’s comeback attempts in the fourth quarter, outscoring them 16-8.
Groover and Smith each hit three 3-point shots as part of the Hawks’ offense Thursday night.