BA earns long-overdue win at Bethesda
Beaufort Academy’s boys rode a hot start to pick up another key road win Tuesday, defeating Bethesda Academy 60-47 in Savannah.
The Eagles got some separation early thanks to a dominant first quarter, holding Bethesda standout Josh Quarterman off the board in the opening eight minutes and surging out to a 20-8 lead before extending the advantage to 33-20 at halftime.
The Blazers tightened the contest to just a 10-point margin at 44-34 heading into the fourth, but BA closed it out to secure the Eagles’ first win at Bethesda Academy since at least 2014.
Braydon Dineen and Sully Gay led an impressive offensive performance with 17 points each, and Amarion Wilson put up 14. But it was a duo who combined for just one point that earned praise from BA coach Nick Field after the game.
Short-handed Dolphins fall to Cougars
Battery Creek boys basketball’s short bench struggled to keep up and the Dolphins suffered another tough loss Saturday night, falling to visiting North Charleston 49-36 inside the Palace.
Donyae Brown led Creek with nine points to go along with three boards, while Noah Northway and DaQuan Jacobs posted eight points each. Battery Creek was forced to call-up a number of players from the JV squad with a majority of the team out due to COVID-19 protocols.
Rebels earn revenge over JPII
After dropping an overtime battle at John Paul II on Monday, Thomas Heyward boys basketball had its revenge at home Friday, beating up the Golden Warriors in a 57-36 victory.
The Rebels’ man defense frustrated the Golden Warriors, as THA opened up a double-digit advantage in the first half and never let JPII back in it.
Brandon Howard led the way with a monster effort, collecting 29 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Tony O’Banner added eight points and seven boards, and Preston Hamilton scored six points for the Rebels.
Jackson Ogden scored 18 points to go with four steals to lead JPII.