Beaufort Academy captures Coca-Cola Classic

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Beaufort Academy outlasted Dorchester Academy 50-46 to win the Thomas Heyward Academy Coca-Colas Classic at Thomas Heyward Academy last Friday night. With the tournament title-clinching victory, the Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team improved to 3-2. Luke Harper paced Beaufort Academy with a game-high 22 points in the title tilt. Harper was also named the tournament’s most valuable player. Directly behind Harper in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Kevin Williams netted 10 points for the Eagles. Williams was named to the all-tournament team. Dorchester Academy wasn’t without its highlights in the four-point loss. Leading Dorchester Academy offensively, Lance Brownlee scored a team-high 19 points. The Eagles excelled late to hold on for the championship victory. The Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team will look to carry momentum from the Thomas Heyward Academy-hosted tournament over into the remainder of the 2015-16 season.