Whale Branch routs Red Raiders in regular-season finale
The Whale Branch boys stormed into the postseason on a high note with a 63-26 road win over Bamberg-Ehrhardt in their regular-season finale Monday.
Shawn Chisolm scored 19 points and Shemar Williams added 16 to lead a balanced effort from the Warriors, who had already clinched the Region 5-2A title. Nick Pringle, Jaylen Reeves, and Diontre McVay each added six points for Whale Branch.
Whale Branch (17-6, 7-1) will host a first-round playoff game Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Bucs’ comeback effort falls short
Bridges Prep fought back from a double-digit deficit but came up short in a 68-64 home loss to Baptist Hill on Friday.
Colton Doran poured in 24 points, Josh Smith added 19, and Ryan Fondelier scored 10 to keep the Buccaneers in it.
Sharks end Dolphins’ season
May River’s boys clinched the No. 3 seed from Region 8-3A with a 56-44 road win over Battery Creek on Friday, knocking the Dolphins out of playoff contention.
The Sharks raced out to a 23-8 lead after one quarter and held off a second-half charge from the Dolphins.
Harry Cash scored 17 points, Jimmie Green added 12, and James Layman had eight to lead the Sharks.
Jaeon Allen scored 15 points, and Obie Wilson added 11 to lead the Dolphins (3-17, 1-7).
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