The Battery Creek boys’ basketball team prevailed in the second round of the Boys’ Class 2-A Playoffs on Saturday night, defeating Lee Central 64-60.
With the win, Battery Creek improved to 22-3 and advanced to meet No. 1 Ridgeland-Hardeeville in the third round of the Boys’ Class 2-A Playoffs.
The loss dropped Lee Central to 15-7. Eric Freeman fought through foul trouble to pace Battery Creek with a game-high 20 points and six rebounds. Freeman found himself saddled with two fouls early in the first half. The Battery Creek, player, however, remained active on the offensive end throughout the contest.
Following Freeman in double figures for Battery Creek, Devontae Wilson contributed 13 points for the Dolphins. Wilson also dealt out three assists in Battery Creek’s four-point victory.
Adonis Williams, joining Freeman and Wilson in double figures in the Battery Creek scoring column, tossed in 11 points. The productive Williams also dealt out a game-high seven assists for Battery Creek in the winning effort. Lee Central, however, wasn’t without its share of offensive highlights in the loss. The Stallions pushed for the win throughout the contest.
A pair of Lee Central players reached double figures in the Stallions’ scoring column. Montrell Smith paced Lee Central with a team-high 15 points. Accompanying Smith in double figures, Tyronne Wilson netted 12 points for the Stallions.