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BOYS

BA rallies to give Smith 500th win

Beaufort Academy’s boys erased a 16-point halftime deficit to pull off a wild 75-71 double-overtime win over visiting Andrew Jackson Academy on Saturday, giving coach Bobby Smith his 500th career victory.

Dawson Coleman scored 26 points, Elijah Fess added 14, and Braydon Dineen, Braxton Tolbert, and Sully Gay each had six for BA. 

Golden Warriors get defensive to beat BA

John Paul II used a strong defensive effort to claim another pivotal region victory Friday, winning 37-33 at Beaufort Academy. 

Mark Knight led JPII with 12 points and eight steals, Jeremiah Young had 11 points and four assists, and Jackson Ogden added eight points for the Golden Warriors. 

Elijah Fess led the Eagles with 18 points, while JPII limited BA leading scorer Dawson Coleman to six points. 

Coleman leads BA in big region road win

Beaufort Academy’s boys rolled to a 66-43 win at Colleton Prep on Wednesday. 

Dawson Coleman scored 18 points to lead the way for the Eagles, while Malachi Rodriguez, Brandon Trapp, and Braydon Dineen each added seven points. 

GIRLS

Creek girls fall to top-seeded Rebels in first round

Battery Creek’s girls came up short on the road Monday, losing 59-43 to top-seeded Strom Thurmond in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Junior Nani Singleton and freshman Kiara Wilson each scored eight points, and senior Starr Reed and junior Emonee Johnson added five apiece for the Dolphins. 

Battery Creek finished 3-18 in coach Anntionette Elam’s first season at the helm and returned to the postseason after falling short last season. 

Balanced BA edges JPII in OT

Beaufort Academy’s girls picked up an impressive region win and earned at least a share of second place in the region with a 67-63 overtime victory over visiting John Paul II on Friday. 

Amelia Huebel scored 19 points and Mike’Ala Washington added 17 to lead four Eagles in double figures. Emily Ann Hiers contributed 12 points, and Tahleea Heyward had 10 for BA in its region finale. 

The Eagles used their balance to overcome a monster game from Tkai DeVore, who racked up 38 points, 21 rebounds, six steals, three assists, and two blocks. Abby Quinty added 17 points, four boards, and four assists, and Jasmine Hamilton had eight points, eight rebounds, three steals, three assists, and two blocks. 

Washington powers BA past Warhawks

Beaufort Academy’s girls cruised to a 62-33 road win over Colleton Prep on Wednesday. 

Mike’Ala Washington poured in 23 points to lead the way for the Eagles. Emily Ann Hiers added 10 points, Tahleea Heyward had nine, and Amelia Huebel scored seven for BA.