By Justin Jarrett
May River’s boys drained 11 3-pointers and frustrated a short-handed Beaufort High team in an impressive 82-56 home win over the Eagles on Tuesday.
Jakii Morrow led the barrage with four 3-pointers and 17 points to pace seven Sharks with at least nine points, and May River outscored Beaufort 48-30 in the second half. James Layman added 11 points, Garvin Douglas, Josh Evander, and Brady Harrell scored 10 each, and Gavin Blocker and Jordan Bryant contributed nine apiece.
Daniel Phares scored 15 points, Michael Dennison added 12, and Zyrin Odom had 10 for the Eagles, whose high-scoring guards were frustrated by May River’s stifling defensive effort.
The Eagles led 17-16 after the first quarter, but the Sharks heated up from long range to change the tone. Morrow splashed a 3 just before halftime to make it 34-26, Layman banged in a pair of triples in the third quarter, and Blocker splashed a long one to make it 62-40 going to the fourth quarter.
May River (3-4, 2-1) hosts Colleton County on Friday.
Beaufort (5-2, 2-2) travels to Bluffton on Friday.
May River girls cool off red-hot Eagles
May River’s girls continued their recent surge in Region 7-4A play with a 37-26 home win over Beaufort High on Tuesday.
In a matchup of teams who were coming in hot — Beaufort had won two straight and the Sharks were coming off a big win over Hilton Head High — May River set the tone with a stifling defensive effort.
Beaufort’s Layla Warren scored 17 points, but with only seven players dressed and without No. 2 scorer Quinn Wilson, she wasn’t able to do enough to carry the Eagles.
The Sharks used a balanced effort — eight players scored at least three points — with Morgan Kinlaw-Scott leading the way with nine points and Jordan Bigham adding seven. Ky’Asia Moultrie added seven points for Beaufort.
The Sharks led by two after the first quarter and 16-13 at halftime before beginning to pull away after the break as the short-handed Eagles faded down the stretch.
May River (5-3, 2-1) hosts Colleton County on Friday.
Beaufort (3-3, 2-2) travels to Bluffton on Friday.