Dolphins begin region play

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Battery Creek’s basketball teams split their Region 8-3A games against visiting Lake Marion on Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Battery Creek’s Desani Dilbert, left, has to fight through arms and elbows as she makes another two points against an intense Lake Marion defense Tuesday, Jan. 8 at home. The Lady Dolphins lost the game 51-48. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

The BCHS boys managed to hang on to a slim lead and come away with a 50-42 win, improving their record to 2-11 overall. DeNarol Brown had 10 points and five assists to lead the Dolphins, while Myles Middleton collected nine points and 10 rebounds, and Obi Wilson had nine points and four blocks.

The Dolphin girls lost 51-48 to the Gators after tying the game at 38 with 6:19 left in the fourth quarter. The girls’ overall record dropped to 4-9. Starr Reed had 12 points and seven rebounds to lead the Dolphins, while Myra Smith scored eight points, and Dazanni Hinton added six points and eight rebounds. 

Both Dolphins teams lost their region matchups at Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday. The boys lost 84-32, while the girls fell 33-30. Coresha Rutledge scored nine points, Emonee Johnson added six, and Myra Smith has six points and six steals for Battery Creek’s girls.

Photo at top: Battery Creekís JaíQuan Burton goes up for two of his seven points under a determined Lake Marion defense Tuesday, Jan. 8, at home. Photo by Bob Sofaly.

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