Creek girls rebound to beat rivals

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Dolphins bounce back from loss to Bobcats, beat BHS, WB

Battery Creek’s girls basketball team salvaged the week with wins over crosstown rivals Beaufort High and Whale Branch after starting the week with a loss to Bluffton.

Battery Creek’s Starr Reed gets her shot blocked by Bluffton’s Tatyana Aiken on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at BCHS. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

The Dolphins’ comeback fell short in a 36-31 loss to the visiting Bobcats on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The Bobcats used dominant defense to build a 19-6 halftime lead before the Dolphins came charging back to pull within 32-26 heading to the fourth quarter. 

Tatyana Aiken collected 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, four steals, and four blocks to lead the Bobcats, while Samari Mitchell added seven points, seven rebounds, and seven steals. 

Starr Reed scored 11 points and Kenaisha Heyward added eight to lead the Dolphins. 

The loss ran the Dolphins’ losing streak to five games, but they rebounded to earn big wins at Beaufort High, 39-34 on Friday, and at home against Whale Branch, 48-32 on Saturday.

Emonee Johnson scored 20 points and Reed added six points and nine rebounds to lead the Dolphins against the Eagles. 

Johnson had another big game with 12 points and seven steals against the Warriors, while Dazanni Hinton put up 12 points and six rebounds. Reed had 10 points and seven boards, and Myra Smith added eight points. 

The Dolphins (3-7) were scheduled to travel to Hilton Head High on Tuesday.

Photo at top: Battery Creekís Trezure Siplin, center, and Blufftonís Aniya Lee get tangled up under the basket during their non-region basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 11, at BCHS. Despite making a comeback during the second half, the Dolphins lost to the Bobcats 36-31.

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