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Battery Creek suffers close loss to Ridgeland-Hardeeville

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Battery Creek fell to Ridgeland-Hardeeville in the Boys’ Class 2-A Lower State Semifinals on Wednesday night. Top-ranked Ridgeland-Hardeeville managed to edge Battery Creek 54-53.

The win allowed Ridgeland-Hardeeville to improve to 25-2. Following the loss, Battery Creek ended its season 23-4. Head coach Antoine Youmans guided Battery Creek to the 23 wins during the 2014-15 season.

Gaylus Bailey scored the game-winning basket for Ridgeland-Hardeeville, connecting a on a putback along the baseline with 24 seconds left. Bailey finished with four points.

Kevon Williams paced Ridgeland-Hardeeville with a game-high 18 points. Accompanying Williams in double figures for the Ridgeland-Hardeeville boys’ basketball team, Nazair Wilson added 12 points for the Jaguars, who advance to the Class 2-A Lower State championship game.

Other scorers for Ridgeland-Hardeeville were Tre Robinson (8 points), Jatare Williams (five points), Ransom Dunham (four points) and Trevon Anderson (4 points).

Battery Creek featured three scorers in double figures. Eric Freeman and Trevin Simmons paced Battery Creek with 14 points apiece. Following Freeman and Simmons in double figures for the Dolphins, Devontae Wilson scored 10 points. Other scorers for the Dolphins were Markell Smalls (4 points), Jeffrey Darden (4 points), Christian Brown (4 points) and Adonis Williams (3 points).

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