Basketball Round Up

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Eagles’ effort impresses in tough road loss

Beaufort High’s girls turned in one of their best efforts of the season but came up just short on the road, falling 61-54 to Wade Hampton on Saturday.

Layla Warren scored 22 points to lead the Eagles.

“It was a loss, but it was the best game of the year for us,” Beaufort coach Reggie Jones said. “Great energy going into region play.” 

Cougars’ defense frustrates Warriors

Whale Branch’s girls had a tough time solving Colleton County’s defense in a 32-25 home loss Saturday. 

Kynew Barnwell scored eight points and Zhani Thompson added seven to lead the Warriors. 

Omari Kirkland scored 11 points to lead the Cougars. 

Seahawks hold off Dolphins for 5th straight win

Hilton Head High’s girls ran their winning streak to five games with a 39-34 road win over Battery Creek on Wednesday, avenging a home loss to the Dolphins last month. 

Miley Ray led the Seahawks with 18 points, including three 3-pointers in the third quarter. Janiya Ferebee chipped in seven points and Kenzie Ryan added six for HHIHS. 

Starr Reed led the Dolphins with eight points.

Bobcats beat Dolphins for 9th straight win

Bluffton’s girls ran their winning streak to nine games with a convincing 58-22 win over visiting Battery Creek on Tuesday. 

The Bobcats had three players in double figures, as Tatyana Aiken led the way with 15 points, Samari Mitchell added 14, and Tacoya Heyward had 13. 

HHCA blows by previously unbeaten BA

Hilton Head Christian Academy jumped out to a 16-point first quarter lead and never looked back, cruising to a 65-35 win at Beaufort Academy to open region play with an impressive win.

Dior Shelton notched a team-high 26 points for HHCA, whose defense shut down BA star Amelia Huebel, holding her to just three points.

Jasmine Campbell contributed 15 points, Brielle McCarthy added 10, and Skylar Smith had nine for HHCA.

Mike’Ala Washington scored 16 points to lead BA. 

BoysWarriors rally but can’t hang on vs. Cougars

Whale Branch’s boys rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to regain the lead but couldn’t hang on in a 54-50 defeat at Colleton County on Saturday. 

Shemar Williams scored 15 points, Nick Pringle added 12, and Shawn Chisolm had 11 for the Warriors. 

Alex Sherrill scored 21 points and Stephan Gadson added 15 to lead the Cougars. 

“They shot the ball very well and attacked the basket,” Warriors coach Jim Raymond said. “We were not ready for that, and their defense created problems. They played with a lot of energy.” 

Red-hot Wade Hampton too much for Eagles

Beaufort High’s boys were no match for the No. 3 team in Class 3A, falling 95-57 to a red-hot Wade Hampton squad on the road Saturday. 

Oliver Holmes scored 14 points, Jamaad Rivers added 12, and Ben VanHise and Daniel Phares each had 10 to lead the Eagles, but the Red Devils buried nine 3-pointers and rolled to the convincing win.

Creek can’t keep up with Red Devils

Battery Creek’s boys dropped their region opener on the road Friday, falling 63-36 to third-ranked Wade Hampton. 

Amoni Waring scored 10 points to lead the Dolpins. 

Summa leads Seahawks past Dolphins

Hilton Head High’s boys took control in the second half to claim a 52-41 win at Battery Creek on Wednesday. 

Sam Summa scored 17 points and Gaston Moore added 11 to lead the Seahawks. 

Amoni Waring had 14 and Jordan Rivers added 13 for the Dolphins. 

Hargrove, HHCA hang on vs. BA

Hilton Head Christian Academy’s boys held on for a hard-fought 44-38 win at Beaufort Academy to open region play Tuesday night. 

Floyd Hargrove scored 11 of his game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter, as both teams matched their point total from the first three quarters combined. Andrew Helms added eight points for HHCA. 

HHCA maintained a four-point lead at halftime and through three quarters as both teams struggled to find an offensive rhythm. Both caught fire in a high-scoring fourth quarter, but Hargrove was able to lift HHCA to the victory. 

Dawson Coleman scored 16 points, and Elijah Fess added 12 — on four 3-pointers — to lead BA.

Bobcats shut down Dolphins for home win

Bluffton’s boys used a red-hot start and a strong defensive effort to roll to a 52-29 home win over Battery Creek on Tuesday. 

Tyler Rice poured in 18 points, Lee Kirkland added nine, and Jatelvayn Mosley and Eric Eastham contributed seven apiece to lead the Bobcats.

Bluffton led 20-7 after one quarter and 27-9 at halftime, and the Bobcats’ solid defense kept the Dolphins from closing the gap. 

Jaeon Allen led Battery Creek with eight points. 

Warriors avenge earlier loss to Wade Hampton

The Whale Branch boys picked up their first home victory of 2020, defeating visiting Wade Hampton 62-51 on Tuesday. 

The Warriors suffered a 48-43 loss at Wade Hampton on Dec. 10, but they were in command of the rematch. 

Nick Pringle recorded a team-high 21 points to lead the Warriors, while Diontre McVay (14) and Javon Hogue (12) also were in double figures.