Gay, Wilson power BA past Wildcats

Beaufort Academy boys basketball picked up its second win in two days on Saturday, hammering the Lowcountry Wildcats homeschool program, 74-45, at home.

Sully Gay had another monster night for the Eagles with 21 points, 15 rebounds, and four assists, and Amarion Wilson just missed a double-double of his own with 21 points and eight boards.

Gavin Midyette also had a solid outing with eight points and nine rebounds for BA, while Zeke Gonzalez contributed five points, five rebounds, and four assists.

BA (3-2) was to travel to Bridges Prep on Tuesday.

BA holds off Bridges for Field’s first win as head coach

They had to wait a couple of games to deliver it, but Beaufort Academy boys basketball gave Nick Field his first win as a head coach with a 55-47 home victory over crosstown rival Bridges Prep on Friday.

Gay scored 16 of his game-high 20 points in the second half, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to help the Eagles hold off a scrappy Buccaneers squad after racing out to a 12-point lead in the first quarter.

“They made me work for it,” Field said. “Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Field subbed deep into the rotation in the first half to get some of his inexperienced players quality minutes, and the Bucs dug in and stayed in the game. BA couldn’t find the range from behind the 3-point arc for most of the night, but Eddy Gonzalez knocked down a key triple in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles maintain the edge.

Eddy Gonzalez added eight points for BA, while Wilson and Zeke Gonzalez added seven each.

“It’s huge having a point guard as tough as Zeke,” Field said. “He plays through contact and makes great passes. Defense does not faze him. He’s going to have a great year.”

Mighty Lions fall short vs. NaviGators

Holy Trinity boys basketball pulled within four points entering the fourth quarter but came up short in a 50-39 home loss to Lowcountry Leadership in its season opener Monday.

Houston Wilson scored 16 points and blocked two shots, and Levi Dyer collected a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds and added two blocks.

The Mighty Lions were within four at the end of the first quarter, but the NaviGators extended the margin to 30-19 at halftime. Holy Trinity clawed within 36-32 at the end of the third, but Lowcountry Leadership pulled away down the stretch.

The Mighty Lions (1-0) were to host Step of Faith on Tuesday.

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