Urbana snaps victory drought


Urbana defeats Ben Logan for first win since Dec. 18

By Justin Miller - jmiller@civitasmedia.com



Urbana’s Najhea Honore is fouled on his way back up to the basket after an offensive rebound Tuesday against Benjamin Logan.

Urbana’s Najhea Honore is fouled on his way back up to the basket after an offensive rebound Tuesday against Benjamin Logan.


Urbana pasted visiting Benjamin Logan in the Hillclimbers’ return to CBC/MRD boys basketball Tuesday night, winning by a convincing 73-43 margin.

The Hillclimbers shared the basketball from start to finish, often passing up a good look at a three-pointer or a drive to the hoop by dumping it off to an open player on the block.

“That was the biggest thing tonight – sharing the ball,” UHS Coach Jeremy Dixon said. “Very good, well-rounded team effort tonight.”

Urbana (6-4, 4-0) also played well defensively and pounded the offensive glass – a recipe for success no matter which teams are playing.

“Najhea (Honore) did a really good job. He always does. He’s a big-time rebounder,” Dixon said. “It’s frustrating every day in practice, too, because none of our guys can box him out either.” Honore finished with 11 rebounds.

The Hillclimbers opened a wide 37-14 lead going into halftime, then coasted throughout much of the second half.

“For sure, the first half was excellent,” Dixon said. “It did get a little sloppy in the fourth, but even throughout the game tonight we were trying some different combinations.”

Urbana entered the final quarter with a 60-27 lead and had already begun the process of substituting some fresh bodies into the game.

Jordan Underwood led Urbana with 16 points. Cameron Logwood had 13 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds and Levi Boettcher had 12 points.

Urbana also won the jayvee game, 45-35. Dakota Hower had 17 points and Reid Taylor scored 14 in that contest for UHS.

Urbana hosts Greenon on Friday – a change from the original schedule which had the ‘Climbers traveling that night.

Urbana’s Najhea Honore is fouled on his way back up to the basket after an offensive rebound Tuesday against Benjamin Logan.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2016/01/web1_Honore010516.jpgUrbana’s Najhea Honore is fouled on his way back up to the basket after an offensive rebound Tuesday against Benjamin Logan.
Urbana defeats Ben Logan for first win since Dec. 18

By Justin Miller

jmiller@civitasmedia.com

Reach Justin Miller at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @UDC_Miller.

Reach Justin Miller at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @UDC_Miller.