Hampton sweeps past Unaka

Published 5:31 pm Sunday, December 11, 2022

STAR CORRESPONDENT
Senior forward Cadon Buckles scored 17 of his game-high 24 points as Hampton held off Unaka 93-47 on Friday night at Van Huss/White gymnasium in conference basketball action. The Bulldogs led 24-12 after one period and extended to a 44-25 halftime lead.
“I thought the kids shared the ball well,” Bulldogs head coach Ned Smith said. “Michael Anspaugh had six assists, and defensively we pressured the ball and forced some turnovers. We got the ball up and down the court and closed out at the other end.”
Unaka (0-9, 0-2 conference) committed 22 turnovers and could not solve the Bulldogs full-court pressure all night. The ‘Dogs (5-1, 1-0) raced into the fourth quarter with a 70-36 lead and never looked back. Geno Carrico scored 13 points and Levi Lyons added 10 for the ‘Dogs.
For Unaka, Mason Wilson scored a team-high 14 points, along with post Marcus Shomaker.
GIRLS
Hampton 52
Unaka 25
Both teams showed poor shooting in the first period but in the second quarter, senior guard Madison McClain got hot, nailing three trey’s as Hampton opened a 25-12 halftime advantage. Senior guard Lyndie Ramey had all 12 of the Lady Rangers first half points.
The Rangers (1-10 overall, 0-1 conference) shot 4-for-19 in the first half (21 percent), while the Lady Bulldogs shot 8-for-25 (32 percent) in the half.
“We didn’t shoot the ball well tonight,” Lady Bulldogs head coach Brandon Carpenter said. “But credit Unaka for playing good defense. They came ready to play tonight at the defensive end. We rebounded well and I think that can be a strength for us.”
Hampton (5-0, 1-0) opened a 40-24 lead going into the fourth quarter behind a team-high 18 points from McClain. Ramsey led all scorers with 21 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double.
Hampton 52-25
Unaka (25)
Ramsey 21, Yontz 1, Harrell 3.
Hampton (52)
Helle 3, McClain 18, Henry 6, Jenkins 11, Berry 4, L. Smith 3, H. Smith 1, Carrico 2, Nickles 4.
Unaka 3 8 12 1 – 25
Hampton 8 17 15 12 – 52
3-point goals: U 3 (Ramsey 2, Harrell 1), H 7 (McClain 5, L. Smith 1, Jenkins 1)
BOYS
Hampton 93-47
Unaka (47)
Douglas 2, Wilson 14, Ramsey 9, Blamo 6, Shomaker 14, Powell 2.
Hampton (93)
Lyons 10, Anspaugh 6, Buckles 24, Campbell 9, Trivett 4, McElyea 4, Nave 5, Hicks 6, Point 6,
Fagen 4, Carrico 13, Robinson 2.
Unaka 12 13 11 11 – 47
Hampton 24 20 26 23 – 93
3-point goals: U 2 (Wilson 2), H 4 (Buckles, Trivett, Nave, Anspaugh 1)

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