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River Hill boys golf stays undefeated behind Graves’ big day

Senior Jackson Graves finished with a career-best 26 points, topping his previous high of 25 that he scored against Oakland Mills earlier this fall, to help River Hill improve to 4-0 on Tuesday with a convincing win over Atholton.

Playing at Hobbit’s Glen, the Hawks earned an 85-58 victory over the Raiders. Graves set the pace with his one-over-par round, followed closely behind by Cam Deiuliis (23 points) and Robbie Graham (22). Nate Deiuliis rounded out the team’s scoring with 14 points.

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Atholton, playing the match without leading scorer Branden Nguyen, dropped to 1-3 on the season.

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Jackson Graves made a birdie on his first hole of the day, six pars and two bogeys en route to his standout day. He had a narrow miss for birdie on his final hole of the day that would have gotten him back to even par.

A preview of the 2019 Howard County golf season, including a look at the top storylines around the area and team-by-team players to watch.

Freshman Camden Campbell led the way for Atholton with 20 points, marking his third straight round of 20 or more points to open his high school career.

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On Wednesday, Atholton will face Oakland Mills at Fairway Hills at 3 p.m., while River Hill returns to action on Thursday at 3 p.m. against Reservoir at Fairway Hills.

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QUOTEABLE

“I thought my putting was really good today and the shots I did miss were in good spots. Before I picked the club, I knew where the best miss was. I made smarter decisions than I usually do, especially off the tee not necessarily taking driver every hole.” — Jackson Graves, River Hill

“I feel really good about where we are at because our top three have been really consistent so far. Our fourth hasn’t really transferred what we know they are capable of yet into matches, but I think that’s actually a good thing. We want them to get that experience now so that when we get into those bigger matches later in the season they are ready,” — Jackson Graves, River Hill

BOX SCORE

River Hill — 85, Atholton — 58

RH (4-0): Jackson Graves 26, Cam Deiuliis 23, Robbie Graham 22, Nate Deiuliis 14.

A (1-3): Camden Campbell 20, Nolan Chong 17, Luke Chory 11, Cam Okolita 10.

OTHER BOYS SCORES:

Centennial — 89, Mt. Hebron — 64

C (4-0): Dustin Stocksdale 26, Ty Sams 25, Max Middleton 22, Spencer Haythorn 16.

MH (2-2): Garrett Snyder 22, Ethan Kang 16, Jason Van Tine 14, Tyler Kang 12.

Centennial golf sweeps tri-match against Howard and Atholton at the Timbers at Troy on Aug. 29, 2019, behind a balanced team effort.

Marriotts Ridge — 75, Long Reach — 32

MR (4-0): Josh Lee 23, Max Luther 21, Brian Kang 16, Will Morgan 15.

LR (0-4): Garrett Watt 11, Ian Rullman 10, Sammy Hussain 6, Matt Peters 5.

Howard — 55, Oakland Mills — 37

Ho (2-2): Jarrett Maynor 19, Shayan Kassiri 15, Will Drnach 12, Mason Vale 9.

OM (0-4): Alex Tamai 18, Paul Lebert 11, Heath Franklin 6,

GIRLS SCORES:

River Hill — 41, Atholton — 2

RH (4-0): Adrienne Lesho 17, Amy Zhao 11, Simran Mulchandani 10, Shreya Wankhade 3.

A (0-4): Susie Jang 2.

Centennial — 52, Mt. Hebron — 29

C (4-0): Morgan Taylor 24, Erin Jeong 13, Sussi Park 13, Amaris Hill 2.

MH (2-2): Zoe Perna 11, Kate Fleck 8, CoTu Doan 6, Christina Bodziak 4.

Howard — 39, Oakland Mills — 10

Ho (2-2): Logan Lurie 22, Morgan Cooper 10, Paige Wine 4, Emily Wine 2.

OM (0-4): Julia Chang 6, Kylee Hoffman 3, Ira Valeza 1.

Marriotts Ridge — 35, Long Reach — 0

MR (4-0): Alana Alexander-Giles 19, Sydney Bivens 12, Navya Kunadi 4.

LR (0-4): N/A.

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