Beaufort High Eagles drop opening round game to Crestwood

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The Beaufort High boys’ basketball team fell to Crestwood in the first round of the Class 3-A State Playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 17). Host Crestwood managed to edge Beaufort High 71-69 in the postseason matchup at The Castle.

Crestwood notched its 20th win, improving to 20-5 after claiming the victory.

With the loss, Beaufort High dropped to 12-13, falling below the .500 mark.

Darnell Robateau hit the game-winning shot for Crestwood, hitting a putback with 0.9 seconds remaining to lift the Knights. Otis McLain paced Beaufort High with 25 points. Accompanying McClain in double figures, Adonis Grant added 14 points for the Eagles. Prior to Robateau sinking the game-winning shot, Grant had hit two free throws with 10.9 seconds remaining to tie the game.

In a girls’ high school basketball game, Silver Bluff beat Battery Creek 41-33. More on the Sliver Bluff-Battery Creek girls’ basketball game follows.

Silver Bluff 41, Battery Creek 33: Silver Bluff prevented Battery Creek from advancing in the postseason, defeating the Dolphins 41-33 in the first round of the girls’ Class 2-A playoffs on Tuesday (Feb. 17).

Victorious Silver Bluff improved to 18-4 while Battery Creek dropped to 13-12. Elizabeth Ford paced the Battery Creek girls’ basketball team with 13 points in the loss.