By ADRIENNE ANDERSONFebruary 26, 2014
FORT BENNING, Ga., (Feb. 26, 2014) -- The Tarheels and Heat faced off Saturday during a Child, Youth & School Services 11- to 13-year-old basketball game at Santiago Gym with the Heat coming out on top 20-10.
Ladarious Williams led the first quarter scoring with three of the Heats' five points while the defense held the Tarheels scoreless in the quarter. The game's top scorer, David Lacy, extended the Heats' lead with four points in the second quarter as the Heat took a 9-1 lead into the half.
Heat coach Diamond Hough attributed the Tarheels lack of scoring to his defense.
"Our defense (2-3 zone) is good for not letting people get to the middle, which we don't want them to do," he said. "Most of the kids at this age have not developed a long shot."
The Tarheel's were strong offensively in the second half and pulled to within two points at 12-10. Despite being fouled, the Tarheels missed several opportunities to score, allowing the Heat to remain in the lead and take home the 20-10 win.
Hough attributed much of the team's success to guards Joshua Jackson and Jayson Lacy.
"Those two stepped up big today," he said. "We practiced a specific offense formation and both of them were able to execute the offense, so both of them scored. Since every team knows that I have two good big men, the better my guards are, the better we are and we will be unstoppable because they have to concentrate on the big men. If my guards (score consistently), we're going to be a good team."
David Lacy scored a game-high 10 points to lead the Heat and Donovan Pearman led the Tarheels with six points.
Pearman (6), Robertson (3), McClain (1).
D. Lacy (10), Williams (6), Ayral (2), J. Lacy (2).