Dolphins hold off Cougars; playoffs hopes dashed by Raptors

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Three players posted double-digit efforts and Battery Creek’s girls kept their playoff hopes alive with a 48-36 win over visiting North Charleston on Friday at the Palace, but the Dolphins’ playoff hopes dissolved with a 37-36 loss at Academic Magnet on Monday.

The Dolphins stayed in position to take one of two playoff spots from Region 8-3A with the home win over North Charleston, as Kiara Wilson led all scorers with 12 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Ashante Shaw posted her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 boards, adding in seven steals, and Noni Singleton notched 10 points while collecting four rebounds and dishing out an assist. 

It was the second straight win for the Dolphins, who got 13 points from Myra Smith and six from Wilson in a 41-33 win over Oceanside Collegiate Academy on Feb. 2. But Battery Creek couldn’t close out the win Monday at Academic Magnet, taking a 23-20 lead to the fourth quarter before allowing the Raptors to escape with the home win.

Creek boys’ season ends abruptly

After a tough week that included losses to region powers Bishop England and Oceanside Collegiate, the news got even worse for the Battery Creek boys.

The Dolphins’ final two regular-season games were canceled due to COVID-19 exposures at the opposing schools, leaving Creek in third place in the region standings with only two teams qualifying for the playoffs.