HSBBB: Howard, Rebels get revenge on JPII in rematch

HSBBB: Howard, Rebels get revenge on JPII in rematch

After dropping an overtime battle at John Paul II on Monday, Thomas Heyward boys basketball had its revenge at home Friday, beating up the Golden Warriors in a 57-36 victory.

The Rebels’ man defense frustrated the Golden Warriors, as THA opened up a double-digit advantage in the first half and never let JPII back in it. 

“Credit to THA,” JPII coach Mac Tamminen said. “They were the more physical and aggressive team. We were outplayed in just about every category.” 

Brandon Howard led the way with a monster effort, collecting 29 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Tony O’Banner added eight points and seven boards, and Preston Hamilton scored six points for the Rebels.

Jackson Ogden scored 18 points to go with four steals to lead JPII.

THA (9-6, 4-4) hosts Colleton Prep for another region matchup Tuesday, while JPII (9-4, 5-2) hosts Bethesda Academy the same night.

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