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Hammond upends Spartans, 85-22
CMAS JUSTIN WALKER BRINGS the ball upcourt while being pursued by Hammonds Spencer Carlson in action from Saturdays game.
Hammond opened its game at the Camden Military Academy with a 17-0 run and coasted to an 85-22 win over the Spartans in a Saturday matinee played at the White Field House.In a game which attracted a large crowd, including former NBA star Xavier McDaniel, the visiting Skyhawks never let their lead slip below 30 points over the final 20 minutes of the contest.Hammond sophomore guard Seventh Woods, one of the nation’s top underclassmen and the youngest member of the Team USA junior squad last summer, played sparingly due to the Hawks’ large lead and finished with eight points for the winners. McDaniel’s son, 6-foot-5 inch junior forward Xavier McDaniel Jr., led all scorers with 15 points including throwing down three of the guests’ six slam dunks on the afternoon.The Spartans were led by Devin Larson who scored half of his team’s 22 points with 11. Matt Zimmerman added five for the hosts while teammates Malike McGill and Olando McCoy added four and two points, respectively.The high-flying Skyhawks opened quickly, using a pair of Chavez Goodwin putbacks and Woods’ steal and layin and then going inside for a slam to jump to an 8-0 lead in the game’s opening two minutes of play.