The Heat went from ice cold last week, to red-hot this week, as they defeated the Nuggets, 49-14, in a Newport-Mesa National Junior Basketball boys’ Division II game Sunday.
Running the “Miami” offense, the Heat jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the first period. Brett Super scored on lay-ups early in the game off passes from the Heat’s big man, Mitch Dean. Super then repaid Dean with three assists and Dean was off to a solid 11-point, 11-rebound game despite playing limited minutes, as the Heat rested their starters as much as possible.
Drew Johnston had a solid game for the Heat with 10 points and several assists. Alec Nguyen was a force under the boards with eight rebounds to go along with four points. John Holland ran the floor and found open teammates with strong, accurate passes and contributed points and rebounds.