Isaiah Mayes, a freshman, scored a team-high 16 points to lead home-standing Battery Creek past rival Whale Branch 50-46 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Friday night.
Joining Mayes in double figures, Markell Smalls scored 13 points for the Dolphins. Finishing one shot short of reaching double figures, Adonis Williams chipped in eight points for Battery Creek in the victory.
The Dolphins, who improved to 14-4 overall with the win, battled back to claim the victory after facing numerous deficits. Battery Creek trailed during the game’s final minute. The determined Dolphins excelled late to notch the win.
Cam Miller paced Whale Branch with a game-high 18 points in the heartbreaking loss.
From left: Markell Smalls brings it down the court for the Dolphins; Kenny Brown from Whale Branch challenges two Battery Creek opponents; Battery Creek’s Timothy Ford shoots; Dolphins Markell Smalls drives for the basket. All photos by Wagner Photography of Bluffton, SC.