Washington hits 1K as Eagles rout Mighty Lions
Mike’Ala Washington crossed the 1,000-point mark in her career at Beaufort Academy, and the Eagles soared to a 62-22 win over crosstown foe Holy Trinity on Friday in SCISA Region 4 girls basketball action.
Washington needed only eight points to reach the milestone, and the junior star did so in the first half as BA raced to a 39-13 halftime advantage.
“I am so excited for Mike’Ala and her accomplishment,” BA coach Andrew Ienuso said. “She has put in so much work to get to this day. Proud of her leadership both on and off the floor. She has a very bright future.”
Tahleea Hayward led all scorers with 23 points, while Washington and Kamirah Freeman added 12 apiece and senior guard Mary Hanna Hiers scored 10.
Eliza Gaillard scored 14 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a phenomenal effort to lead Holy Trinity. Selah McGrew pulled down 13 rebounds, and Lilly Cooler grabbed 10, but the Mighty Lions couldn’t muster much at the offensive end.
Wilson’s triple-double highlights big week for Creek
Battery Creek girls star Kiara Wilson had a night to remember Tuesday inside the Palace, posting her first career triple-double to lead the Dolphins to a 41-23 home win over Academic Magnet.
Wilson’s triple-double included 19 points, 12 steals, and 10 rebounds in a dominant performance. Sophia Felix was just two points shy of a double-double with eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds, Ashante Shaw added seven points with three boards and three steals, and Carolina Alvarez was a force on the glass, collecting 12 caroms for Creek.
Battery Creek continued its strong play Saturday afternoon at the Palace, running its win streak to three with a convincing 55-25 victory over Region 8-3A rival North Charleston.
Kiara Wilson posted double figures for the third consecutive game with 16 points, and Shaw collected another double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Dolphins, while freshman Genesis Wilson collected 11 points and four rebounds, and Felix posted eight points.
JPII finishes season sweep of Rebels
John Paul II girls basketball had to fight to the finish to complete a season sweep of an improving Thomas Heyward team on the road Friday, hanging on for a 37-30 victory.
The Rebels’ defense made it tough on the Golden Warriors at the offensive end, but Cayce Graves racked up 16 points, six rebounds, and four steals in a strong all-around effort, and Maddie Heathcott posted another double-double with 14 points, 12 boards, and six steals to lead JPII to a third straight win.
Keleigh Bowers collected 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists to lead the Rebels, while Macy Taylor added eight points.
Warriors keep rolling in region
Whale Branch girls basketball rolled to a 41-12 win at Lowcountry Leadership on Friday to maintain second place in the Region 7-1A standings.
Layla Love led the Warriors with 11 points as the stars got most of the night off in a lopsided matchup.
On Wednesday, Whale Branch breezed to a 42-22 region road win at Palmetto Scholars. Kynew Barnwell scored 11 of her game-high 24 points in the first quarter as the Warriors got off to a quick start and led 28-12 at halftime.
Whale Branch limited the Phoenix to three points in the third quarter to balloon the lead to 24 points. Erin Rivers added 10 points for Whale Branch, which has won five straight.