After winning the Chick-fil-A Classic Holiday Basketball Tournament last week, Oak Hill is looking to finish the Les Schwab Invitational undefeated tonight as they take on Jesuit High School (OR) in a televised championship game on ESPNU at 11:30pm (EST).
Class of 2012 point guard Tyler Lewis (North Carolina State) and class of 2012 small forward Jordan Adams (UCLA) have been the main catalysts for a Warrior team whose average margin of victory is over 30 points a game in the tournament. Lewis is averaging 17 points and six assists a contest while shooting above 65% from the field throughout the first three games.
Thanks to his latest nine-point, eight-assist performance, Lewis has now scored over 2,500 points and dished out more than 1,000 assists in his high school career.
“I think the MVP of the tournament so far is Tyler Lewis,” Adams told NRS, “he’s been very consistent throughout the tournament thus far. He’s been playing really well and has scored and passed well too.”
Adams has been terrific for Oak Hill as well by scoring close to 19 points a game and grabbing seven rebounds a contest. His best performance of the tournament so far was his 24-point, 12-rebound game against Lincoln High School (OR) in the second round of the tournament.
“Jordan Adams has been amazing for us, he’s one of the best players on our team,” Lewis told NRS. “He is one of the best shooters in the country but can also get to the basket and has hit big shots in the tournament for our team to go on big runs. He does whatever it takes for our team to win and is an exceptional leader.”
Class of 2012 point guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown) has been another integral part of Oak Hill’s success as he’s twice won player-of-the-game honors in their last three victories averaging 16 points and three assists in those contests. His best game so far was his last performance against Westview High School (OR) in which he recorded 18 points on 7-10 shooting from the field including 1-2 from the three-point line and 3-4 from the free-throw line.
“D’Vauntes is a major factor on our team,” Lewis said, “he can score on anybody in many different ways. He’s the guy that defends the other team’s best player.”
Oak Hill is going to be taking on an undefeated (8-0) Jesuit team who has won their last two games in the tournament by two points each. They are the defending Oregon 6-A State Champions.
Class of 2013 guards Khyan Rayner and Xavier Coleman will be leading the charge against the Warriors and are both averaging around 13 points per game so far in the tournament. However, Jesuit is a deep squad and has multiple guys who can step up and score proven by the fact that they won their last game without a single scorer reaching double figures.