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Huebel hits another milestone as BA beats HHP

By Wes Kerr

LowcoSports.com

Amelia Huebel (above) had already scored over 1,000 points for Beaufort Academy, but on Friday night she locked down yet another remarkable milestone. 

Huebel passed the 1,000 career rebound mark as the Beaufort Academy girls opened region play with a 43-34 win at Hilton Head Prep. 

“She’s been the heart of the program,” BA coach Lillian Aldred said. “This is her fifth year with us. She works hard and shows amazing leadership. You can’t ask more of her on or off the court.” 

The senior led the way with 19 points and 17 rebounds against the Dolphins, while Tahleea Heyward impressed with 12 points, and Emily Ann Hiers added eight. 

The Dolphins did an excellent job on Mike’Ala Washington, holding her to just three on the night. 

The home team certainly battled, starting off the game on a 7-1 run and responding well to several second-half surges from BA. Ella Clark put up 15 points and Haylee Hopman added five. 

Huebel was proud of the journey it took to reach the 1,000-board mark.

“It’s unreal,” she said. “I don’t think many people have gotten here before. The fact that each rebound counts as just one compared to scoring two or three points at a time is very cool.” 

A ceremony celebrating the achievement will be held on Friday, Jan. 10, at 9:30 a.m. in the BA gym. 

BA girls win big, move to 8-0

Beaufort Academy’s girls cruised to a 67-33 win at Andrew Jackson Academy on Saturday to remain undefeated.

Mike’Ala Washington poured in 26 points, Tahleea Heyward added 17, and Amelia Huebel had 11 to lead a balanced attack for the Eagles. Mary Hanna Hiers contributed eight points. 

Boys BA boys fall on the road

Beaufort Academy’s boys got off to a slow start and were unable to recover in a 59-44 loss at Andrew Jackson Academy on Saturday. 

Dawson Coleman scored 18 points to go with seven rebounds, but the rest of the Eagles had a tough time finding their shot as BA finished 3-for-21 from 3-point range. Thomas Holliday pulled down 11 rebounds, and Elijah Fess had six points and eight boards for BA.

Cyclones too much for Warriors

The Whale Branch boys couldn’t keep pace with a powerhouse Porter-Gaud team on Saturday, losing 55-44 to the host Cyclones in the inaugural Phenom Hoops Lowcountry Showcase. 

Mason Grant scored 21 points, and Jett Kirshtein added 11 to lead the Cyclones, who led just 17-14 after one quarter but extended the margin to 11 by halftime. 

Nick Pringle and Shawn Chisolm each scored 14 points, and Shemar Williams added eight to lead the Warriors.

Calloway carries Dolphins past BA

With second-leading scorer Stone McDonald limited in action, the Hilton Head Prep boys dug deep and followed Tyrone Calloway to a statement 49-32 home win over Beaufort Academy to begin region play Friday. 

“We knew it was going to be a defensive battle,” Calloway said. “We wanted to limit Dawson Coleman, and that’s what won us this game.” 

Coleman was limited to just seven points, while Elijah Fess led the Eagles with nine, sinking three triples. 

The Dolphins led by 13 at halftime and kept rolling through the second half. Calloway, the star of the night, put up 28 points to lead all scorers. Luke Foley was Prep’s key rebounder, and the duo of Max Marko and Kane Eanes was productive off the bench. McDonald scored seven in limited action. 

Warriors outlast Chapin in 2OT

The Whale Branch boys picked up an impressive victory on a neutral court Friday, outlasting Class 5A Chapin 63-62 in double overtime in the Goose Creek Showcase. 

Nick Pringle scored 23 points, including a pair of free throws with three seconds left to help seal the victory. Shawn Chisolm added 17 and Shemar Williams had nine for the Warriors.

The Eagles missed two free throws that would have tied it with four seconds remaining, then Pringle knocked down two foul shots to extend the margin to 63-59 before Chapin hit a buzzer beater from beyond halfcourt for the final margin. 

Pringle was able to stretch the floor with three 3-pointers and open up the paint for Chisolm, but the Eagles kept pace thanks to 23 points from Maddux Harrell.