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by Tobi Salami ’20, 21st Century Journalism class

Brandon Dornevil goes up strong in a game earlier this season.

The Oak Hill Academy Red Team took on the Union High Bears from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, in a home game on January 22nd, 2019. The contest started off slowly for the Red Team, but they made a run during the second quarter to narrow the score and end the half down by only two, 29-27 in favor of the Bears. After halftime, the team began to make defensive stops and went on an offensive run with Noah Allen ‘19 and Brandon Dornevil ‘19 leading the charge. The Red Team pushed through and emerged with the lead in the third quarter, 49-38. The fourth quarter included a 1-2-2 press that caused many forced turnovers and allowed the Red Team to make numerous baskets. The highlight of the night, and a play that sealed the game, was Dornevil’s steal and drive for an ‘And-1’ basket. The top scorers of the game were Dornevil with 21 points, Allen with 18 points and Delaney Heard ’20 with 11 points. Following the game, Coach Michael Burns commented, “Our guys struggled early in the game and trailed at the half. But the guys came out as a team in the second half, stuck to our plan, and got the win.”