Category: Boys Basketball

Soaring High: Hamilton Heights Hawks Midseason Review

The Hamilton Heights Boys Basketball program has been lighting up the courts in the first half of the 2023-2024 season, showcasing an impressive 14-2 record and a team effort that has fans and opponents alike taking notice. Despite facing early setbacks, the Hawks, under the leadership of Coach Stephen Cook, have rallied and grown stronger, building a culture centered around teamwork and making the most of every moment.

Overcoming Adversity:

The journey for the Hawks this season has not been without challenges. Losing the very first game of the season to TSF and enduring a heartbreaking one-point overtime defeat to rival Christian Heritage School could have derailed their momentum. However, the team rallied, learning valuable lessons from these experiences and emerging stronger. Coach Cook’s motto, “Anything Lost can be found again, except time wasted,” reflects the team’s resilience and determination to make every moment count.

Individual Achievements:

The Hawks have seen standout performances from several key players, contributing to the team’s success:

  • Bryson Andrews: The sharpshooter not only helped the team achieve a remarkable 14-2 record but also broke the school record for the most made 3-pointers in a career. Andrews has sunk 251 threes in his career as a Hawk, shooting at an impressive 39% from beyond the arc this season.
  • Viktor Mikic: Making history with a single-game record of 23 rebounds against TSF, Mikic leads the Hawks in rebounds, averaging 10.9 per game. His dominance on the boards has been a crucial factor in the team’s success.
  • Kevin de Kovachich: Leading the team in scoring with an average of 16 points per game, de Kovachich is not only a scoring threat but also contributes with 5 assists and 3 steals per game, showcasing his versatility on the court.
  • Habeeb Yusuf: A defensive force, Yusuf leads the Hawks with an impressive 50 blocks on the season, averaging 5.6 blocks per game over the last 8 games.
  • Vito Perkovic: The 6’10” forward has been a key contributor, averaging 11 points and 6 rebounds per game while showcasing his shooting prowess with a 37% accuracy from beyond the arc.
  • Kamai Samuels: The sophomore guard has been an all-around player, averaging 15 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals per game, demonstrating his impact on both ends of the court.

Looking Ahead:

The Hawks are on an impressive 6-game win streak, outscoring opponents by an average of 83-65. As they head into the second half of the season, their sights are set on maintaining the momentum. With upcoming events like the FriendshipCars.com Virginia Invitational and the Dr. Pepper Classic, the team has opportunities to further solidify their dominance on the court.

The first half of the 2023-2024 season for the Hamilton Heights Hawks has been a rollercoaster of challenges and triumphs. With a resilient spirit, exceptional individual performances, and a strong team ethos, the Hawks are not just winning games; they are making a statement in high school basketball. As they continue their journey, fans can expect more thrilling moments and impressive victories from this dynamic and determined team.

Hawks Secure 5th NACA National Championship

FORT BLUFF, Tenn., February 24, 2023 – The Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Boys Basketball team defeated Arlington Christian School 49-47 to claim the NACA Division 1 National Championship.

In the final 3 games of the 2022-2023 season, the Hawks played some of their best team basketball of the season against some very tough competition.

Game 1: Hamilton Heights 70 – Shabach Christian Academy 68

Game 2: Hamilton Heights 68 – Life Center Academy 60

Game 3: Hamilton Heights 49 – Arlington Christian School 47

Dumont Drops 40 Against East Hamilton

The Hawks, led by Villanova Signee Jordann Dumont, knocked off East Hamilton 87-67 on Friday night in a battle of 2 very talented squads.

The Hawks led by 9 at the half and stretched that lead to 20 to close out the contest. Dumont scored 40 for the Hawks, eclipsing his career high and setting a new single-game scoring record in the process.

“East Hamilton is always a tough matchup, but our guys were prepared and stepped up to the challenge even in the face of some adversity. A couple of our guys got in foul trouble early, by we didn’t let that deter us and we were able to secure the W.” – Coach Stephen Cook

Full Stats and Highlights are available HERE

NEXT UP: The Hawks travel to Chattanooga Christian School on Tuesday night. Navy plays at 4:30 PM EST vs CCS JV and then Columbia plays at 7:00 PM EST against CCS Varsity.

-Stat Recap

Jordann Dumont – 40 Points (77% FG%), 15 Rebounds, 2 Blocks

Ogbonna Agbo – 16 Points, 10 Rebounds, 2 Blocks

Casper Pohto – 13 Points

Hawks Drop Season Opener in Mississippi

The Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Hawks Boys Basketball team traveled to Columbus, MS on Saturday for a season-opening matchup against powerhouse, Tupelo High School at the SSP Tip-Off Classic.

The Hawks led by 3 at the half and by as much as 18 early in the 4th but ultimately fell by a final score of 89-88, falling to 0-1 on the season.

“We have a very talented group of guys and they did a lot of great things for us tonight. Unfortunately, we just made too many mistakes late in the game and let them back in it. We will use this game to learn and improve. WE WILL BE BETTER.” – Coach Stephen Cook

Full Stats and Highlights are available HERE

NEXT UP: The Hawks travel to Murfreesboro where the Boys and Girls teams will both face off against Franklin Road Christian Academy on Friday night. The Girls play at 4:30 PM CST and then the Boys play at 6:30 PM CST

-Stat Recap

Jordann Dumont – 28 Points (7/13 3FG), 9 Rebounds, 5 Assists

Ogbonna Agbo – 17 Points, 7 Rebounds

Cam Andrews – 13 Points, 5 Assists

Casper Pohto – 12 Points in 9 minutes

Mathieu Nader-Kalombo – 10 Points, 4 Assists

Matchups Set for 9th Annual Hawks Havoc

Elite high school basketball returns to Chattanooga for the 9th Annual Hawks Havoc Classic on November 18th and 19th at East Ridge High School.

This year’s schedule is 6 games featuring some of the best boys and girls basketball programs in the Chattanooga area, and beyond.

The boy’s field will include:

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy – Chattanooga, TN – The Hawks return for Coach Steve Cook’s 3rd year at the helm and kick off their National Schedule in style and in front of the home fans. The Hawks have won 6 NACA National Championships and countless Hawks Alumni have gone on to play at the college level and beyond, including current NBA Stars, Shai Gilgeous-A

lexander and Nickeil Alexander-Walker.

Carolina Basketball Academy – Atlanta, GA

Moc Valley Prep – Chattanooga, TN

Wesley Christian School – Allen, KY

Girl’s teams will include:

Hamilton Heights Christian Academy – Chattanooga, TN – The Lady Hawks return after a two-year layoff and are reloaded with a talented roster ready to return to national prominence. The Lady Hawks have produced 10 NACA National Championships, 3 Geico National Championship Appearances, and 4 McDonald’s All-Americans. Hamilton Heights Alum Filipe Congalves leads the Lady Hawks as they kick off what is bound to be a magical 2022-2023 season.

Boyd Buchanan School – Chattanooga, TN – Lady Bucs

Brainerd High School – Chattanooga, TN – Lady Panthers

SCHEDULE

Friday, November 18

5:00 PM – HHCA Lady Hawks vs Boyd Buchanan

6:30 PM – CBA Prep vs Moc Valley Prep

8:00 PM – HHCA vs Wesley Christian

Saturday, November 19

5:00 PM – HHCA Lady Hawks vs Brainerd

6:30 PM – Wesley Chrisitan vs CBA Prep

8:00 PM – HHCA vs Moc Valley Prep

Hawks Victorious Over Tyner Academy

The Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Hawks Boys Basketball team traveled to Tyner Academy High School on Tuesday for a cross city contest against the very talented Rams.

The Hawks were able to walk away with a 64-49 win, bringing them to 5-8 on the season and putting a stop to a 6 game slide in a tough run of national competition.

“This is a much needed win and every one of our guys deserves some credit. We got just about everybody involved in the game, moved the ball well, were unselfish, and that showed in the end result” – Coach Stephen Cook

Camden Andrews was instrumental in the Hawks win, scoring 14 points and also creating opportunities for his teammates, finishing with 8 assists.

Bryson Andrews and Jordann Dumont each scored 15 points, with Dumont also pulling down 7 rebounds.

Somto Cyril had a great night on both ends of the floor, finishing with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 6 blocks.

Champ Patterson provided the Hawks with 7 points and 3 rebounds, while also being an all around team player and having 4 assists and 2 steals.

Hamilton Heights now travels to Knoxville on Thursday night (1/13) to face a very talented, Bearden squad who is currently ranked 10th in the state.

Full Stats and Highlights available HERE

-Stat Recap

Jordann Dumont – 15 Points, 7 Rebounds

Cam Andrews – 14 Points (2/2 from 3), 8 Assists

Bryson Andrews – 15 points (5/8 from 3), 2 Assists

Somto Cyril – 9 Points, 9 rebounds, 6 Blocks

Champ Patterson – 7 Points, 3 Rebounds, 4 Assists

Aries Hull – 2 Points, 7 Rebounds

Max Slavic – 2 Points, 2 Rebounds

Andrews Brothers Lead Hawks to Record Setting Lighthouse Classic Victory

Camden Andrews and Bryson Andrews were spectacular on Saturday in a 87-73 Victory over Chicago Prep at the Lighthouse Classic in Corinth, MS. Camden had 17 assists and Bryson recorded 9 3’s, both single game records for the event.

The Hawks picked up a quality team win after a tough loss on Friday, and were led on the stat sheet by Jordann Dumont and Bryson Andrews. After the game, however, Coach Cook had the most praise for his teams ability to come together as a unit and take care of business on both ends of the court. He even spoke specifically about the defense of Aries Hull and Champ Patterson: “When Aries and Champ are locked in defensively, that’s when we are our best as a team. They make the game easier for their teammates.”

Hamilton Heights will now travel to Knoxville, TN on Monday 11/29 for a matchup against Knoxville Christian School.

Records

-Camden set the Lighthouse Classic record for assists in a single game with an incredible 17 assists.

-Bryson tied the Lighthouse Classic record for made 3 pointers in a single game by knocking down 9 of them.

-As a team, the Hawks set the single game record for the most made 3 pointers with 15. This record lasted about 6 hours until CPA out of Nashville, TN hit 17 3’s in their game.

Top Performers

Jordann Dumont | 30 points, 8 Rebounds (50% from 3)

Camden Andrews | 17 Assists, 7 Rebounds

Bryson Andrews | 27 Points (56% from 3)

Somtochukwu Cyril | 12 Points, 11 Rebounds, 5 Blocks

Hawks Pull Out 2 Big Wins to Open Season

The Hamilton Heights Christian Academy Hawks kicked off the 2021-2022 Boys Basketball season over the weekend, picking up 2 big wins at the 8th Annual Hawks Havoc Classic.

In game one on Friday night, the Hawks defeated Southwest Ohio Prep 78-71. The Hawks were lead by Junior Jordann Dumont (26pts, 9 Reb) and Sophomore Somto Cyril (14reb, 9 Blocks).

Saturday saw the Hawks pull out an 85-82 Victory vs Franklin Prep Academy. Jordann Dumont once again paced the Hawks with 35 Points and 16 Rebounds, while Andrews brothers Camden (14pts, 11 reb, 5 ast) and Bryson (20pts, 50% from 3) also put together strong performances to help HHCA secure the win

The Hawks now look forward to the Lighthouse Classic in Corinth MS on November 26 & 27th.