Beaufort High hosts two nail-biters Friday night

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Photo above: The rebound seems to be up for grabs as Beaufort’s Monique Jones, left, and Naijuia Moyd, far right, tries to grab the ball from Battery Creek’s Taquasha Lampkin.

If you enjoy down-to-the-wire basketball, The Eagles Nest of Beaufort High School on Lady’s Island was the place to be Friday night.

Both Beaufort teams won against their non-conference games against crosstown rival Battery Creek High School, but only by two points in each game.

Helping to push Beaufort High to the boys’ 52-50 win, Kendrick Dopson drained a pair of free throws with 14 seconds remaining. Matt Garay paced Beaufort High with a game-high — 21 points. Garay led a pair of Beaufort High scorers in double figures. Accompanying Garay in double figures, Dajour Cleveland chipped in 10 points for the Eagles. Kameron Jenkins narrowly missed a double-double for Beaufort High, finishing with nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

In the girls’ arena, unbeaten Beaufort High (9-0) outlasted Battery Creek 54-52 in a girls’ high school basketball squeaker. The Lady Eagles came from behind to beat the Lady Dolphins
54-52 at the final horn. The Beaufort High girls’ basketball team won behind the scoring of Naijuia Moyd and Breanna Heyward-White, who netted 14 points and 12 points, respectively.

In another area boys’ high school basketball game, Whale Branch beat Estill 69-38.

Photos by Bob Sofaly.