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BHS girls run winning streak to six games

Beaufort High’s Darien Watkins, right, keeps the pressure on her South Effingham High School opponent during the fourth quarter Friday, Jan. 5, at BHS.

Beaufort High’s girls basketball team picked up where it left off before the holiday break with two wins last week, running the Eagles’ winning streak to six games as they prepare to begin region play.

Layla Warren poured in 21 points, Darien Watkins added 18, and Essence Champion had 11 to lead the Eagles to a 58-52 home victory over South Effingham (Ga.) on Friday. 

Watkins provided the heroics a day later, hitting a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to lift Beaufort to a 34-33 win at May River on Saturday. 

The Sharks led 29-20 after three quarters before Beaufort can roaring back. May River went up 33-31 late in the game before Watkins’ game-winner gave the Eagles their sixth consecutive victory.

Watkins scored 12 points and Layla Warren added eight to lead the Eagles, who were without starters Brittany Linton and Lillian Sumner due to injuries. 

Beaufort (12-4) opens region play at Colleton County on Friday. 

Boys split two games this week

Beaufort High School’s Zyrin Odom grabs the rebound and goes up for two points during the first quarter against South Effingham on Friday, Jan. 4, at BHS.

Jamaad Rivers poured in a career-high 33 points on Friday to lead the Beaufort High boys to an 89-52 home win over South Effingham.

Trae Heyward scored 14 points and Desmond Gaillard added 11 for the Eagles. 

Beaufort was unable to continue the momentum Saturday, falling 51-41 at May River. The Sharks beat the Eagles 80-43 in their season-opener, but an improved Beaufort team hung with May River in the rematch. 

Ziron Odom scored 10 points, and Oliver Holmes and Jamaad Rivers added nine apiece for the Eagles.

Beaufort (8-10) opens region play at Colleton County on Friday.

Photo at top: Beaufort High point guard Essence Champion, right, keeps her eyes on South Effinghamís Malleri Jenkins during the fourth quarter Friday, Jan. 5, at BHS. The Lady Eagles went on to defeat the Lady Mustangs 58-52. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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