Battery Creek’s Donyae Brown, left, keeps the ball away from Beaufort’s Zyrin Odum during the second quarter of their game Friday night at Battery Creek. The Eagles easily defeated the Dolphins, 74-36, to improve their overall record to 1-2. Battery Creek remains winless at 0-6. Photo by Bob Sofaly.


Beaufort doubles up rival Battery Creek

Beaufort High’s boys delivered a dominant showing for their first win of the season Friday, downing Battery Creek on the road, 74-36.

The Eagles opened the game on an 11-0 burst in the first five minutes and added another pair of buckets before Will White got the Dolphins on the board with a 3-pointer from the wing. Beaufort’s offensive outburst continued, as Zyrin Odom scored on three consecutive possessions to put his team up 24 points.

Creek continued to battle, as Kanye Freeman knocked down four foul shots and added a layup while Te’Shaun Heyward scored four points to hold the deficit at 20 going into halftime.

Beaufort came out in attack mode following the break, building a 15-4 run within the first four minutes. The Dolphins continued to play hard, but the Eagles controlled the contest the rest of the way, outscoring Battery Creek 39-21 in the second half.

James Dennison was superb for Beaufort High, recording 21 points to go with 13 rebounds. Zyrin Odom scored 16 points alongside eight boards, and Michael Dennison also notched a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Quartrell Livingston put together a terrific line for Battery Creek, posting eight points, five rebounds, and four blocks while Freeman also added eight points.

Charleston Collegiate 48, Holy Trinity 39

Holy Trinity boys basketball couldn’t salvage its finale in the BA Classic, falling 48-39 to Charleston Collegiate in the consolation game Saturday.

The Mighty Lions got off to a strong start, leading by four after one quarter and extending it to 29-22 by halftime, but they struggled to score in the third, and the Sundevils pulled even at 35 entering the final frame.

Levi Dyer scored 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting with eight rebounds and four assists, and Houston Wilson added seven points and eight blocked shots for Holy Trinity.

Whale Branch 60, Estill 36

Whale Branch boys basketball stayed unbeaten with a 60-36 over Estill in the Warriors’ home opener last Tuesday.

Antoine Singleton continued his hot start to the season for the Warriors with 19 points, while Jashaun Gillison added 15, and Keith Chisholm chipped in nine.

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