Three players scored in double figures Tuesday to help Richmond Hill overcome an early deficit and claim a 60-48 win over visiting Glynn Academy in a boys’ 3-AAAAA basketball matchup.
Isaiah Hill led the way with 17 points. Trey DeLoach added 16 points and seven rebounds, and Zane McKenzie scored 10 points for the Wildcats, who improved to 6-3 in Region 3-AAAAA and 13-8 overall.
Richmond Hill trailed 21-20 at halftime, but outscored the Red Terrors 21-14 in the third period to build a lead the Wildcats didn’t give up. Sam James added 9 points for the Wildcats, who earned their second win in a row.
“We were able to force some turnovers in the second quarter which sparked a nice run for us to take the lead,” RHHS boys’ coach Bill Henderson said. “We played much better with the lead tonight than we have in previous games and I was happy with how the guys executed late to put the game away.”
Saturday, the Wildcats held off visiting Coffee, 39-38. Hill, who finished with 19 points, hit two free throws with less than a second left to give RHHS the win.
“I was proud of the way the guys handled adversity, expecially one night after a tough loss at Camden,” Henderson said. “We made plays and hit shots when we had to, and thankfully we were able to get a decent look at the basket late which led to the foul call. The guys played hard and executed in some crucial possessions to pick up a key region win.”
Leviticus Brown finished with six points for the Wildcats.
The win followed Friday’s 69-50 loss at Camden County. Hill finished with 21 points and seven boards in that contest, while Trey DeLoach added six points and eight rebounds and Sam James and Andre Walker had six points each.
The Wildcats led 27-23 at halftime and were up by as many as eight points in the third period, but couldn’t hold on to the advantage.
“We did not handle adversity that we faced very well, and against good teams on the road we have to play much better,” Henderson said. “Camden County did a good job of getting us out of our game, and we did a poor job executing on both ends in the third and fourth quarters.”
The Wildcats play Tuesday at Effingham County.
Richmond Hill fell to 5-15 overall and 2-7 in 3-AAAAA after a 53-34 loss to Glynn Academy on Tuesday night in girls’ basketball.
Jamie Bunting led the Lady Wildcats with 10 points, while Jazlyn Martin added nine and Allison Benson had six points for RHHS, which kept it close early on.
The Lady Wildcats trailed by seven at halftime, and the Lady Terrors were able to add to their lead in the second in part because of Richmond Hill turnovers.
“They are a good team, so they were able to capitalize on our turnovers,” RHHS coach Sarah Brown said.
The Lady Wildcats now get a week off before they take on Effingham County, and Brown said that’ll give her team time to regroup.
“We are looking to get some rest and to get ready for our next couple of region games,” she said. “We have to continue to get better as we close out region play and move into the region tournament.”