Beaufort girls surge back to .500


By Justin Jarrett


After a gauntlet of four Class 5A opponents and a strong Class 4A foe left his Beaufort Eagles girls basketball team staring at an 0-5 record, Reggie Jones might have wondered to himself why he returned from a one-year hiatus to reclaim the helm.

His players have reminded him.

The Eagles have surged to five straight wins to even their record, including back-to-back nail-biters this weekend.

They endured a tough shooting night in a 39-33 overtime win at Colleton County on Friday, as their top two scorers combined to go 3-for-38 from the field, but Quinn Wilson led the way with 15 points, seven rebounds, and seven steals as the Eagles gutted out a road win.

Wilson continued her hot hand with Quinn Wilson 17 points, five steals, and 12 deflections in a 34-32 win at May River on Saturday as Beaufort erased a three-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

The Eagles (5-5) get a break before a third matchup this season with Ashley Ridge, and they’ll get a chance to see how much they’ve grown against a Swamp Foxes team that won the first two meetings.

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