Oak Hill Warriors improve to (25-0) with title win at Les Schwab Invitational

Check out the Championship Game report and the tournament summary and read on about Jordan Adams, DSR and Tyler Lewis and how they did overall, start to finish in the tourney out west in Oregon…..Oak Hill, 57-50 over Jesuit in the final on Friday…..

The Phenom Hoop Report…..Courtesy of Rick Lewis

Event: Les Schwab Invitational: Championship Game

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After a grueling schedule of 15 games within a 30 day time frame in
December, Oak Hill earned a hard fought win over a deliberate and patience
Jesuit team for a 57-50 victory and the Les Schwab Invitational
Championship. The victory moves Oak Hill to an impressive 25-0 record and
has equally impressive wins over Hargrave Military Academy (Exhibition),
Quality Education, Stoneridge Prep, LaLumiere, Grace Prep Academy, Paul VI
and Miller Grove. Coming into the Les Schwab Invitational, conventional
wisdom pegged the championship would be a battle between nationally ranked
Riverside Academy and Oak Hill Academy. That being said, the Oregon teams
exemplified team basketball at its finest. The majority of the Oregon teams
that made it to the semi-finals showcased an “Ivy League” tempo that will
give more athletic teams problems. Jesuit came into the game with an 8-0
record and 3 consecutive 6A Oregon State Championships and they were not
going to be pushed over by anyone, especially Oak Hill.

In the championship game, Oak Hill jumped out to an early 17-7 first quarter
lead and appeared to be in total control and command of the game. Like a
boxing opponent, Jesuit took a lot of body punches, but never went down for
the count and showed resiliency and toughness and outscored the Warriors by
the score of 14-11 in the second quarter. At halftime, the Oak Hill lead was
28-21. The story line for the game was Jesuit was able to control the tempo
and play their style of game. Jesuit exhibited patience with constant
movement that led to open looks and Jesuit converted and made the game
interesting and close. Oak Hill was able to hold on to the lead and pull out
a hard earned 57-50 victory. Leading the way for Oak Hill was SG D’Vauntes
Smith-Rivera with a game high 23 points. Smith-Rivera went 7-13 from the
floor (1-2 from the 3 point line) and 8-9 from the free throw line. In
addition, Smith-Rivera tied with rebounding honors with game high 6 rebounds
along with AJ Hammons and Jordan Adams. Tyler Lewis chipped in 10 points
going 3-7 from the floor and 4-4 timely free throws down the stretch for Oak
Hill. Lewis dished out 4 assists but also had an unusual 4 turnovers for the
game, although two of the palming violations were questionable. In addition,
Lewis collected 3 rebounds. That being said, it was not the typical
performance for the senior PG. Jordan Adams tallied 8 points but also had an
off game by going 4-13 from the floor (0-3 from the 3 point line) and 0-1
from the free throw line. Adams did contribute in other areas as he
collected 6 rebounds and had 2 steals. AJ Hammons contributed 6 points going
3-4 from the floor and also collected 6 rebounds. The “unsung” hero for Oak
Hill tonight was Damien Wilson. Wilson came off the bench and had 7 points
going 2-4 from the floor and 3-4 from the free throw line. He also collected
5 rebounds. Darion Clark chipped in 3 points and grabbed 2 rebounds.

Jesuit once again had balance scoring as 6’1 WG Rick Maddock tallied 14
points going 6-11 from the floor (1-5 from the 3 point line) and 1-1 from
the free throw line. Junior guards Xavier Coleman and Khyan Rayner both
chipped in 11 points. Coleman went 5-8 from the floor (0-2 from the 3 point
line) and 1-2 from the free throw line. Rayner went 4-15 from the floor
(3-11 from the 3 point line). 6’7 PF Max Rich chipped in 8 points and
collected 5 rebounds.

Oak Hill shot 20-25 from the floor for 45% but only managed 1-7 from the 3
point line. On the other hand, Jesuit shot 19-49 for 39%, but did manage to
hit 6-25 3 pointers (with the majority coming in the second half). Oak Hill
went 16-20 from the free throw line for 80% while Jesuit went 6-9 for 67%.
Oak Hill out-rebounded Jesuit by the margin of 33 to 24. The Achilles heel
for the Warriors was the 12 turnovers compared to 8 for Jesuit.

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was named game MVP, but was mysteriously left off the
All Tournament team. Unfortunately, like many tournaments across the country
the voting and selection is done prior to the championship game. Jordan
Adams was named to the All Tournament team and teammate Tyler Lewis was
named Tournament MVP. Adams scored 64 points for the tournament for 16 PPG
scoring average. Adams shot 28-53 from the floor for 52% (4-13 from the 3
point line for 30%) but went an uncharacteristic 4-8 from the free throw
line. Adams also grabbed 27 rebounds for the 4 day tournament for 6.75 RPG.
Tyler Lewis scored 60 points for the tournament for a 15 PPG scoring average.
Lewis went 24-39 from the floor for 61% (2-6 from the 3 point line for 33%)
but went 10-11 from the free throw line for 90%. Lewis dished out 27 assists
for 6.75 APG. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera also chipped in 60 points for the 4 day
event for an average of 15 PPG. Smith-Rivera went 20-49 from the floor for
40% (4-17 from the 3 point line for 23.5%) but went an impressive 13-15 from
the free throw line for 86%. Smith-Rivera also grabbed 17 rebounds for a
4.25 average. Unfortunately for Smith-Rivera, the voting for all tournament
team was done prior the start of the championship game which is absolutely
ridiculous. While the play of Lewis in the first three games were deserving
of MVP honors, the play of Smith-Rivera in the semi-final and final game was
equally deserving of MVP honors, much less All Tournament. Oak Hill is now
25-0 for the season and will be on a well deserved Winter Break until
January 10th, 2012.

In tomorrow’s issue, we will review the player profiles of the All
Tournament team along with other top performers at the Les Schwab
Invitational and the Chick Fil A Tournament held in Columbia, South Carolina
prior to Christmas. So stay tuned for an extensive list of player profiles
and evaluations.