Green Wave sweeps Hawks

  • Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Roger Lee/Journal Scene Summerville’s Christian Kalacanic and Hanahan’s Tre Smalls prepare to tip off Saturday.

Hanahan hung with Summerville for a quarter Saturday but then the Green Wave blew the game open.

Summerville took a 15-13 lead into the second quarter, but extended the lead to 39-19 at the half en route to a 76-35 win at home. It was a much more convincing win than the 61-57 victory Summerville earned at Hanahan on Dec. 14.

“Our goal was to limit them to 10 points per quarter so we are glad we did that,” Summerville coach Greg Elliott said. “They had two kids with 20 points the last time we played them so we tried to clamp down on them tonight. All our starters played well and efficient tonight and our bench came in and did a great job of playing together and sharing the ball. Everyone contributed so it was a nice way to end a busy holiday schedule.”

Senior John Jenkins led all scorers with 23 points and Christian Kalacanic added 11 points for Summerville, which had 10 players score. Jenkins hit three shots from behind the arc in the second period and finished the game 8 for 10 at the free-throw line. Sophomore Tru’Shaun Moorer hit two 3s during the game.

Justin Pruitt and Marquis Mack led Hanahan with 9 points each.

Summerville played a lot of basketball during the holiday break and Elliott is hoping that will pay off when region play opens Jan. 14.

“We need to improve on taking care of the ball and take a few less bad shots per game, but overall we have played well halfway through the season,” Elliott said. “Traditionally, we have played our best basketball in January and February so we are trying to gradually improve as we approach region play. I think our region is going to be better this year so we need to be better this year.”

Summerville was 11-0 last January. The Green Wave has gone 28-6 in region play the past four years.

The Hanahan girls played Summerville a little tighter Saturday than when the teams met in December, but the Lady Green Wave still won the rematch.

Summerville jumped out to a five-point lead in the opening quarter and then held off the Lady Hawks for a 56-43 victory. The Lady Green Wave had three players post double-digit scoring.

Zuri Green led the way with 16 points. Rodnesha Capers added 15 and Dalexis Aldridge added 10.

Hanna Brown led Hanahan with 20 points while Alexis Harper added 10.

The Summerville teams travel to Goose Creek Friday before opening up region play by hosting Colleton County Jan. 14.

Girls Basketball: SUMMERVILLE 56, HANAHAN 43

Hanahan 10 13 9 11-43

Summerville 15 16 11 14-56

Hanahan (43): H. Brown 20, A. Harper 10, Yon 5, Washington 5, Harper 2, Hamilton 1.

Summerville (56): Zuri Green 16, Rodnesha Capers 15, Dalexis Aldridge 10, A. Green 7, Chapman 5, Anderson 2, Mazyck 1.

Records: Summerville 7-5. Hanahan 4-6.

Boys Basketball: SUMMERVILLE 76, HANAHAN 35

Hanahan 13 6 8 8-35

Summerville 15 24 20 17-76

Hanahan: Kennedy 2, Keener 6, Mack 9, Pruitt 9, DuBose 3, McLaurin 3, Smalls 2, Green 2

Summerville: John Jenkins 23, Christian Kalacanic 11, Washington 4, Moorer 6, Singleton 6, Palmer 3, Robinson 7, Wilkerson 8, Groome 4, McRae 4

Summerville record 9-3

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