Green Wave boys win at Hanahan

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Summerville senior John Jenkins drives through traffic for a bucket Saturday.

Hanahan made its runs, but in the end Summerville had too much offense for the Hawks.

The Green Wave boys earned a 61-57 victory on the road over the Hawks on Saturday to improve to 3-1 on the season.

Hanahan got out to the best start as Wesley Kennedy scored 14 first-quarter points to lift the Hawks a 20-17 lead. The senior hit three shots from three-point range in the opening quarter.

But Summerville opened the second quarter with a seven-point run to take the lead and entered the half up 32-26. Summerville senior John Jenkins had three shots from behind the arc in the quarter.

The Green Wave extended its lead to nine, but the Hawks cut the lead to three entering the final period and tied the game at 51 in the fourth. Summerville capitalized on a couple of takeaways late in the final quarter to take a 59-51 lead, but the Hawks didn’t stop fighting.

Kennedy hit his fifth 3 to cut the lead to five. However, Summerville made a couple of free throws to secure the victory. Rodney Keener hit a shot from beyond half-court just before the buzzer, but that left Summerville ahead by four.

“We didn’t all come out with great intensity, but our bench helped us out a lot tonight,” Jenkins said. “Hanahan was tough and came out strong.”

Kennedy led all scorers with 23 points. Keener added 20 points for the Hawks. Jenkins led Summerville with 22 points while Timmy Singleton added 11 and Kawuan Cox came off the bench to add 10.

Summerville will end the calendar year with appearances at the Warrior Classic tournament at Stall High School Dec. 20-23 and the Piggly Wiggly Roundball Classic tournament at North Charleston High School Dec. 27-30.

“We need to play a lot more defense and do a better job with rebounds,” Jenkins said. “We also need to toughen up a little. We played a little soft this week so we need to pick up our intensity.”

Summerville 61, Hanahan 57

Hanahan 20 6 16 9—57

Summerville 17 15 13 14—61

SUMMERVILLE (53): John Jenkins 22, Timmy Singleton 11, Kawuan Cox 10, Kalacanic 7, Robinson 9, Wilkerson 2.

HANAHAN (57): Wesley Kennedy 23, Rodney Keener 20, Mack 5, Pruitt 6, McLaurin 1, Smalls 2.

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