BA makes quick work of Warhawks
Beaufort Academy’s boys breezed to a 72-34 home win over region foe Colleton Prep on Friday.
Dawson Coleman led a balanced BA attack with 16 points, while Thomas Holladay added 15, and Braxton Tolbert had 12.
Slow start dooms Eagles
Beaufort High’s boys got a strong performance from the bench to get back in it after a slow start, but the Eagles fell short in a 68-41 home loss to Effingham County (Ga.) on Saturday.
Ben VanHise scored 10 points, CJ Smith added eight, and Davis Willis had six to lead the Eagles.
Jags stay hot with win over Creek
Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s boys ran their winning streak to four games with a 56-33 home win over Battery Creek in Region 8-3A play Friday.
Brandon Howard led the Jaguars with 16 points, and Mauriq Singleton added 10.
Jaeon Allen scored 11 points to lead the Dolphins.
King leads Bucs to win column
Bridges Prep’s boys snapped a seven-game skid with a 69-60 win at Royal Live Oaks Academy on Friday.
Kyle King poured in 21 points to lead the Buccaneers, while Colton Doran added 14, and Joshua Smith scored 12.
Pringle, Williams lead WB to tough road win
The Whale Branch boys stayed undefeated in region play with a hard-fought 61-47 win at Barnwell on Thursday.
Nick Pringle poured in a game-high 20 points, and Shemar Williams had a big night with 19 for the Warriors, who were without point guard Jaylen Reeves.
Diontre McVay added 11 points, and Shawn Chisolm had nine for the Warriors, who were up by one at halftime and led by four entering the fourth quarter before pulling away down the stretch.
Eagles make it two in a row for grieving coach
Beaufort High’s girls won for the second night in a row Saturday, routing visiting Effingham County (Ga.) 41-19.
Layla Warren and Sequioa Smalls each poured in 15 points, and Nyja Deville made a strong contribution for the Eagles, who were without coach Reggie Jones for a second consecutive game due to a death in his family.
“It a total team effort from the coaches — Leon Sherman, Tim Summers, and Marilyn Wade — holding down the fort,” Jones said in an email. “The young ladies played hard and I’m very proud of them.”
BA balanced in blowout win
Beaufort Academy’s girls rolled to a 56-25 road win over Ashley Hall in a non-region matchup Thursday.
Amelia Huebel led three Eagles in double digits with 17 points, while Tahleea Heyward added 15, and Mike’Ala Washington scored 11. Becca Frelin chipped in seven