Oak Hill Warriors move to (35-0) after Saturday night win in OT over Christ School and Greenies Josh Level(Greensboro) moving to the elite level

Posted by Andy Durham on February 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm under High School | 9 Comments to Read

The Oak Hill Warriors(35-0) have picked up three big wins in the past week and the biggest/toughest of all, may have been the win in overtime againt the Christ School, back on Saturday night in Salem Virginia….Tyler Lewis was sick as a dog on Saturday night, but the team still survived behind the play of D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and for Christ School, Josh Level(Greensboro, N.C.) took his game to whole new level, with his outside shooting touch….One of today’s thoughts is, we determince our destiny by choice not by chance, so let’s visit now with Rick Lewis and the Phenom Hoop Report…..

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Oak Hill Moves to 35-0

There’s an old saying, “what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger” and
after a brutal four day stretch the Oak Hill Warriors were able to escape
the Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout with an overtime win over the Christ
School by the score of 71-63. It was the 3rd game against nationally ranked
teams in four days for the Warriors. Oak Hill started the week with a
national showdown with Arlington Country Day in Beckley, West Virginia on
Wednesday night. The Warriors were victorious with a 77-52 win. The team
then traveled to Bristol, Virginia to play undefeated West Oak Academy on
Friday night. West Oak Academy featured several high major prospects and the
Warriors were able to win by the score of 93-73. Unfortunately, for the
Warriors they had to travel back to Mouth of Wilson since they had school on
Saturday before making the trip to Salem, Virginia to play Christ School in
the finale of the Roy Stanley Memorial Shootout.

There were two major story lines for the number one ranked Oak Hill
Warriors. First of all, SG D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera simply put together two of
the best back to back performances of the season. On Friday night,
Smith-Rivera scored 29 points going 10-14 from the floor (4-4 from the 3
point line) and a perfect 5-5 from the free throw line. On Saturday night,
he was sensational once again as he tallied 37 points with 11 of them coming
in the overtime period. Smith-Rivera went 11-19 from the floor (2-5 from the
3 point line) and 13-15 from the free throw line. He also had 3 rebounds and
had 5 steals while dishing out 3 assists. Without question, Smith-Rivera
two game performances against West Oak Academy and the Christ School were
simply spectacular.

The next story line was the play of PG Tyler Lewis. Lewis scored 10 points
Friday night and dished out 7 assists and on Saturday night he had 8 points,
5 assists, 5 rebounds and 2 big steals down the stretch for Oak Hill. While
these are modest numbers for Lewis, he battled and fought through the
weekend with stomach virus. Going into Saturday’s game against Christ
School, he was up the entire night throwing up and spent the majority of
Saturday morning in the school infirmary and was unable to eat anything in
the past 24 hours. Prior to the Saturday night game, Lewis had less than two
hours of sleep and was still sick with a fever and was questionable for the
game. Jordan Adams of Oak Hill finished with 14 points and collected 9
rebounds. He also had 2 steals and dished out 2 assists. Others that got
into the scoring column were Damien Wilson and Darion Clark with 4 points
each while Montarius Hall and AJ Hammons tallied 2 points. Hammons was also
nursing an ankle injury and was not 100% and did not have the same mobility
on both ends of the court.

For Christ School, the story line was the play of 6’6 junior PF Will Weeks
and 6’5 sophomore WF Josh Level. Weeks finished with 23 points and grabbed
11 rebounds while Level finished with 14 points but knocked down key three
pointers during the last minutes of the game when the Greenies of Christ
School trailed Oak Hill 57-45. In addition, Jerome Hairston also enjoyed a
solid game with 12 points while Alabama commit Shannon Hale finished with 8
points. Weeks is a strong, active and aggressive power forward and his
inside play was key for Christ School throughout the game. His play was
impressive and should see his stock continue to climb. More importantly, he
plays the game with passion and purpose and his work ethic on the court was
impressive. Sophomore Josh Level continues to make monumental strides in his
game. Level has been known as an elite level athlete with his explosive
leaping ability, but he has worked extremely hard on his perimeter game and
his three pointers were big time in the rally for Christ School. If he
continues to improve in the next two years as he as in the past year, high
major schools will be knocking on his door. Jerome Hairston is a strong and
aggressive guard that is a major steal for Towson State.

In overtime, it was the Smith-Rivera show as he used his size and strength
to score all 11 points for Oak Hill and the Greenies had no answer for him.
He used a vast arsenal of offensive moves either to score or get fouled and
he was almost automatic from the free throw line.

In the game Friday night against West Oak Academy, there were several
players that deserve mentioning for the team from Florida. 6’6 sophomore
Boubacar Moungoro is one of the elite level athletes in the 2014 class. He
finished with 15 points against Oak Hill but he has a nice blend of elite
level athleticism combined with a nice skill set that will make him a high
priority of high major schools. He is extremely long and explosive and is
absolutely fantastic in transition. 6’9 junior Demba Konate finished with 15
points and already has an offer from Florida according to Coach Tony Atkins.
Konate is a strong and active rebounder and is relentless on the boards. He
is quick off his feet and will be a player to watch in the 2013 class
nationally. 6’2 senior SG Sheldon Hagigal (Cincinnati) chipped in 17 points
while 6’5 Kedar Edwards (South Carolina signee) chipped in 15 points.

Oak Hill is now 35-0 for the season and will resume action this week as they
play Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


  • The observer said,

    Josh Level has been in school for how long now? 3 or 4 years?? I know he played at Dudley and then onto Westchester and now at the Christ School and only a sophomore? How is that possible?

  • KIR said,

    If he transfers back to public can he re-class and just be a soph since this would only be his 2nd year at public school?

  • facts said,

    That answer is NO.

  • accurateobserver said,

    Josh Level is a sophomore. He attended Dudley his freshman year and obviously reclassified as a ninth grader at Westchester or a tenth grader at Christ School. This doesn’t seem hard to understand. Jackson Kent, Diante Baldwin (along with others at High Point Christian); Reed Lucas, Christian Hairston, Jonathan Terry, Reggie Dillard (along with others at Greensboro Day); Montay Brandon, Josh Woodard, Jaquel Richmond (along with others at Wesleyan) have all done it. Some may have reclassified and/ or repeated a grade at the primary, elementary, middle or high school level for a number of reasons. Some may have done it for academics. Some for athletics. Some parents may feel their child could benefit from having an extra year to mature before leaving home for college. Hargrave Military Academy, like other well respected institutions across the country, offers students an extra year of preparation after graduating from high school and going off to college. With that being said, some students could end up like Tyler Hansbrough and enter college as a 20 year old freshman. Others, like many of the names listed above, will still only be 18 even with an additional year of high school. I’m amazed at how this topic of reclassification continues to be frowned upon like it’s a brand new phenomenon. It has been practiced for years with good success.

  • For the record said,

    for the record josh woodward did not reclass, but you can make stuff up if you wish

  • eddie willis said,

    I guess accurate will need to retire his pseudonym, ’cause he is not accurate after all. LOL.

  • really said,

    Yeah right. He is the same age as the guys who reclassed. Maybe he was held back in elementary school, at that point you are not eligible to reclass. Please.

  • Bob said,

    Really – Josh was not held back or reclassed. He turned 18 in November and is scheduled to graduate in May.

  • exactly said,

    Exactly, that means he would be 19 during the basketball season next season, which is old. Most seniors are 16, 17 or the oldest 18 during their senior year of basketball. He is a good player, so you have no argument from me.