Boys basketball: Sage Hill rolls to 61-42 win

NEWPORT COAST - The Sage Hill High boys basketball team responded

to its loss to St. Margaret's Tuesday with a 61-42 Academy League victory

over visiting Oxford Academy Thursday.

Junior Mike Fitzhugh shot 11 of 13 from the field (85%) to lead the

Lightning with 24 points and he also grabbed 14 rebounds. Sage Hill

junior Erik Williams contributed 14 points, six steals and seven assists,

while sophomore Kevin Joyce chipped in 12 points.

Oxford dropped to 3-9, 0-4 in league

"The guys really responded (from the St. Margaret's loss)," Sage Hill

Coach Gordon McNeill said. "We couldn't afford to lose this game. (The

Lightning) rose to the challenge. We got up by 30 in the fourth quarter.

It was one of the best games we played all around."

The Lightning (5-6, 2-2 in league) returns to Academy League action

Tuesday at 6 p.m., playing at Brethren Christian.

ACADEMY LEAGUE

Sage Hill 61, Oxford Academy 42

Oxford Academy 8 10 13 11 - 42

Sage Hill 18 17 17 9 - 61

Oxford Academy - Reys 2, Furmerman 9, Barboza 2, Quiaoit 9, Van Hill

10, Caveness 7, Finlen 3.

3-pt. goals - Furmerman 2, Quiaoit 1, Finlen 1.

Fouled out - none.

Technicals - none.

Sage Hill - Joyce 12, Brewer 2, Wilkins 0, Williams 14, Fitzhugh 24, Youssef 3, Friedrichs 4, Cho 2, Tanney 0, Cochran 0, Swanson 0.

3-pt. goals - Joyce 2.

Fouled out - Cho.

Technicals - none.

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