Sports briefs for February 9th-15th

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Photo above: A Berkeley High defender, left, tries to block Beaufort High School’s Deron Robinson’s hook shot Feb. 3 during their Region VIII, Class-AAAA basketball game at BHS. The Eagles won the game 68-55. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

HEADED TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Omar Cummings signs to play football for South Carolina State University. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High School.
Omar Cummings signs to play football for South Carolina State University. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High School.
Heily Hernandez and Omar Cummings signed National Letters of Intent last week. The Beaufort High School student-athletes were joined by friends and family in a signing ceremony held at Beaufort High School. Hernandez signed to play soccer for North Greenville University. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High School.
Heily Hernandez and Omar Cummings signed National Letters of Intent last week. The Beaufort High School student-athletes were joined by friends and family in a signing ceremony held at Beaufort High School. Hernandez signed to play soccer for North Greenville University. Photo courtesy of Beaufort High School.

RUNNING

5th Annual Race4Love to be held Feb. 11

Hopeful Horizons will hold the 5th annual Race4Love benefiting its efforts to end child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. This 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, on Cat Island.

The course, which is flat and quick, offers a pleasant trip through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island.

“We are thrilled to continue this community tradition that started with CODA,” said Kristin Dubrowski, COO of Hopeful Horizons. “The Race4Love is a family friendly event that is raising money for three great causes. Each step you take helps us make a difference in the lives of victims of abuse.”

Fees are $25 for the run and $20 for the walk and will increase to $30/$25 for race day registration, which opens at 8 a.m. at the event. Group discounts are available.

The race will start near Sanctuary Golf Course located at 8 Waveland Ave. in Beaufort. Visit www.race4love.com.

GOLF

Sanctuary Golf Club to host NWGA event

The National Women’s Golf Association (NWGA) has announced a partnership with Cat Island’s Sanctuary Golf Club which will bring a women’s professional golf event to the Beaufort area.

The Cat Island Ladies Classic will be contested July 18-20 at the Sanctuary Golf Club.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for both the Beaufort community and the NWGA,” said Scott Walker, president of the NWGA. “We have been considering bringing a tournament to this part of the country for quite some time, and I am pleased that management of Sanctuary Golf Club is providing us this opportunity. It is great for the community, and it is great for women’s golf.”

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event. For information regarding sponsorship, Pro-Am participation and volunteering, contact Michael Sinisko, GM, Sanctuary Golf Club, at 843-524-0300.

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BHS drops home game to Colleton County 

Host Beaufort High fell behind early and couldn’t recover from its slow start as Colleton County pulled away to win 67-51 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Jan. 31.

The Eagles hosted Colleton County in their final regular-season home game of the 2016-17 campaign.

With the loss, Beaufort High dropped to 10-8 overall and 4-3 in the region.

Beaufort High was forced to play from behind throughout the contest.

Colleton County took control early, outscoring the Eagles 23-13 in the first quarter. The Cougars led 40-26 at halftime and remained ahead throughout the second half.

Colleton County continued to limit Beaufort High late, outscoring Beaufort High 15-11 in the final quarter.

A pair of Cougars reached double figures in the scoring column. Leading Colleton County to the win, Nyeem Green netted a game-high 18 points.

De’iajae Ferguson accompanied Green in double figures, scoring 17 points for the Cougars in the victory.

Colleton County won despite committing 16 turnovers. The Cougars dished out 16 assists and grabbed 33 rebounds in the victory.

Monty White led Beaufort High with 17 points.

The Eagles ventured into the week with regular-season games remaining on the road at Cane Bay and Hilton Head.

BA rolls over Coastal Christian Prep

The Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team didn’t have any trouble returning to the win column on the road at Coastal Christian Prep on Feb. 2, rolling past host Coastal Christian Prep 75-43.

With the win, the Eagles improved to 13-5.

Two Beaufort Academy players recorded a double-double and four Eagles reached double figures in the scoring column.

Kevin Williams paced Beaufort Academy with a game-high 26 points and 13 rebounds.

Dawson Coleman delivered a double-double of his own for the Eagles, adding 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Jalen Moon netted 19 points and Luke Harper pushed in 17 points for the Eagles in the win.

Beaufort Academy separated itself from Coastal Christian Prep following the opening quarter. The Eagles, after edging Coastal Christian Prep 16-15 in the first quarter, used a 24-7 run in the second period to carry a commanding 40-22 lead into halftime.

Pulling away to win easily, Beaufort Academy outscored Coastal Christian Prep 23-10 in the fourth quarter to set the final score.

Ashton Wood was the only Coastal Christian Prep player to reach double figures in the scoring column. Wood paced Coastal Christian Prep with 16 points.

In other Beaufort Academy news, the boys’ basketball team fell short in a game on the road against host John Paul II on Jan. 31.

Homestanding John Paul II edged Beaufort Academy 65-63.

With the loss, Beaufort Academy improved to 12-5 overall and 6-4 in the region.

The first quarter ended with the two foes tied 14-14. Beaufort Academy outscored John Paul II 21-15 in the second quarter to lead 35-29 at halftime.

Remaining ahead after intermission, visiting Beaufort Academy outscored John Paul II 18-14 in the third quarter.

But John Paul II wouldn’t be denied the win. The determined Golden Warriors outscored Beaufort Academy 22-10 in the final quarter to notch a come-from-behind win.

A pair of John Paul II players posted double-doubles to lead the Golden Warriors to the victory. Karl Johnson paced John Paul II with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Rashad Battiste accompanied Johnson in double figures in the John Paul II scoring column and led the Golden Warriors on the glass, scoring 19 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds.

The Eagles weren’t without their share of highlights in the late-regular-season affair.

Beaufort Academy featured three scorers in double figures. Kevin Williams led Beaufort Academy with a game-high 21 points. Accompanying Williams in double figures for the Eagles, Dawson Coleman contributed 14 points and Luke Harper added 13 points.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Beaufort High School’s Caroline O’Hara, right, passes the ball behind the back of Berkeley’s Jasmia Gadsden on Feb. 3 during their Region Vlll, Class-AAAA basket ball game at BHS. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Beaufort High School’s Caroline O’Hara, right, passes the ball behind the back of Berkeley’s Jasmia Gadsden on Feb. 3 during their Region Vlll, Class-AAAA basket ball game at BHS. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

Beaufort High beats Berkeley on Senior Night

Beaufort High pulled away to beat Berkeley 41-29 as the two girls’ high school basketball teams met on Senior Night on Feb. 3.

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 13-9 overall and 3-5 in the region.

Beaufort High remained at least a few field goals ahead of Berkeley throughout the late-regular-season girls’ high school basketball matchup.

The Lady Eagles carried a lead out of each quarter. Beaufort High edged Berkeley 9-8 in the first quarter then stretched its lead in the second period. The Lady Eagles outscored Berkeley 13-7 in the second quarter to lead 22-15 at halftime.

Finishing strong, Beaufort High outscored Berkeley 16-12 in the final quarter.

Beaufort High featured two scorers in double figures. Naijuia Moyd led the Lady Eagles with a game-high 19 points. Joining Moyd in double figures for the Lady Eagles, Imari Smalls added 11 points.

Terrayah Williams narrowly missed reaching double figures in the scoring column, netting nine points. Williams led Beaufort High on the backboards, grabbing eight rebounds for the Lady Eagles.

Beaufort High entered the week with regular-season games remaining on the road at Cane Bay and Hilton Head. The Lady Eagles will begin competing in the postseason later in the month.

Beaufort Academy ladies prevail at Coastal Christian

Beaufort Academy pulled away to beat Coastal Christian Prep 63-45 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Feb. 2.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 9-7 overall. The Eagles boast a 3-6 region record.

Beaufort Academy returned to the win column following back-to-back losses to Thomas Heyward Academy and John Paul II. The Eagles won for the third time in five games.

Emily Ann Hiers turned in a career-high scoring performance to lead Beaufort Academy to the victory. Hiers paced the Eagles with a career-high 18 points. The productive Hiers also recorded five steals and dished out four assists for the winning team.

Hiers led a trio of Beaufort Academy players in double figures, Mary Keane netted 15 points and registered five steals for the Eagles in the victory. Joining Hiers and Keane in double figures for Beaufort Academy, Amelia Huebel followed with 10 points.

The Eagles forced Beaufort Academy to play from behind throughout the girls’ high school basketball matchup.

Hailey White led Coastal Christian Prep with a game-high 21 points.

Sarah Silcox accompanied White in double figures in the Coastal Christian Prep scoring column, chipping in 11 points for the host squad in the setback.

Beaufort Academy entered the week with regular-season games remaining versus Colleton Prep Academy, Hilton Head Christian Academy and Hilton Head Prep.

Lady Eagles turn back Colleton County, 44-33 

Beaufort High beat visiting Colleton County 44-33 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Jan. 31.

The Lady Eagles prevailed in a battle of longtime girls’ high school basketball rivals.

With the win, Beaufort High improved to 12-9 overall and 2-5 in the region.

The Lady Eagles led at the conclusion of each quarter. Starting strong, host Beaufort High outscored Colleton County 14-5 in the first period. Beaufort High led 22-16 at halftime and doubled up Colleton County 20-10 in the third quarter to extend its lead out to a double digit advantage.

Beaufort High featured a pair of scorers in double figures. Naijuia Moyd led the Lady Eagles with 15 points. Moyd drained a pair of 3-point field goals for Beaufort High in the victory.

Imari Smalls accompanied Moyd in double figures for Beaufort High, scoring 13 points.

Terrayah Williams finished one field goal short of reaching double figures for the Lady Eagles, tallying eight points in the triumph.

Williams led Beaufort High on the backboards, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.  The game’s leading rebounder chased down nine defensive caroms in the winning effort.

Lillian Sumner, Jada Wilson and Carolina O’Hara also provided scoring. Sumner netted four points for the Lady Eagles, while Wilson and O’Hara contributed two points a piece.

The Lady Eagles won despite committing 20 turnovers. Homestanding Beaufort High dished out eight assists. Smalls distributed a game-high four assists for the Lady Eagles.

VOLLEYBALL

New timeout responsibilities approved for second referee

The responsibilities and mechanics of the second referee during a time-out in high school volleyball have been altered.

Effective with the 2017-18 season, the second referee will whistle a warning at 45 seconds and instruct the timer to sound the horn at 60 seconds as the defining end of a time-out. Further, the second referee shall whistle if the teams are ready to play prior to the 45-second warning and then instruct the timer to sound the horn.

This revision to Rule 5-5-3b was one of five rules changes recommended by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Volleyball Rules Committee at its January 8-10 meeting in Indianapolis and subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.

In a related change, Rule 5-4-3c(17) now states that the first referee shall whistle a warning at 45 seconds if the second referee is still checking the scoresheet. In addition, Rule 5-8-3a states that every time-out will end with a warning whistle by the second referee followed by the horn sounded by the timer.

A new rule, 9-8-2, clarifies that a replay is considered to be part of a single-play action. Once a replay is signaled by the first referee, no requests — time-out, service order, lineup, substitution, libero replacement, etc. — may be recognized until after the replay.

A complete listing of all rules changes will be available soon on the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org. To access, click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page, and select “Volleyball.”