BA girls rally for tourney title, boys fall in final

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Beaufort Academy’s girls rebounded from a sluggish first half to surge past Cathedral Academy for a 63-29 win in the championship game of the First Federal Bank BA Classic on Saturday. 

The Eagles trailed by three at halftime before outscoring Cathedral 21-2 in the third quarter to take control. 

Amelia Huebel and Maeve Kalady scored 17 points apiece and Mary Hanna Hiers added 10 for the Eagles. Huebel and Emily Ann Hiers were named to the all-tournament team. 

BA routed Holy Trinity 71-16 in the first round, as Huebel poured in 26 points, pulled down double-digit rebounds and dished out double-digit assists for a triple-double. Emily Ann Hiers scored 11 points, Mary Hanna Hiers had 10, and Emma Melville scored eight for the Eagles.

BA (9-1) opened region play at home against John Paul II on Tuesday and travels to Hilton Head Christian Academy on Friday.

BA’s boys lost 54-47 to Cathedral in the championship game. The Eagles beat Bridges Prep 70-46 in the first round behind 19 points apiece from Dawson Coleman and Jaylen Reeves. Elijah Fess added 10 for the Eagles (8-3), who hosted John Paul II on Tuesday and travel to Hilton Head Christian Academy on Friday.

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