Beaufort center Michael Dennison, center, gets twisted around and fouled by Ashley Ridge’s Jalil Hope, left and Jaylin Hatzog during the first half of their non-region basketball game Tuesday night at Beaufort High. Ashley Ridge, a 5A team, bested the 3A eagles 45-37 to improve its record to 12-3. Eagles dropped to 3-10. Photo by Bob Sofaly/The Island News

Prep Basketball Roundup

Swamp Foxes finish sweep of Eagles


Beaufort High’s boys made a second-half charge but couldn’t get enough shots to fall in a 45-37 home loss to Ashley Ridge on Tuesday.

Michael Dennison collected 12 points and nine rebounds, and McLeod Reichel added nine points and three assists for the Eagles (3-10), but the Swamp Foxes limited Sully Gay to two points and hit 11 of 13 free throws to close out the season sweep. Ashley Ridge beat a short-handed Beaufort team 65-45 on Nov. 28 in Summerville.

Quinn Wilson scored 13 points to lead Beaufort’s girls, but the Eagles came up short 41-27, falling to the Swamp Foxes for the third time this season.

Beaufort opens region play at home against Philip Simmons on Friday.

Warriors split with Tigers

Laron Wright poured in 18 points and Keith Chisholm added 16 to lead Whale Branch’s boys to a 74-40 win at Allendale-Fairfax on Tuesday, avenging a 41-25 loss to the Tigers in the girls game.

David Evans hit a trio of 3-pointers en route to 11 points, and Talon Lee added eight points for the Warriors (5-2, 1-0), who have won three straight and travel to Bethune-Bowman on Friday.

Dolphins pick up win in Orangeburg

Battery Creek’s boys went 1-2 at the Orangburg County Holiday Tournament, picking up a 58-43 win over Lake Marion on the final day after falling 71-33 to tournament champion Orangeburg-Wilkinson and 47-31 to Edisto.

Kanye Freeman scored 16 points, Savion Isom had 15, and Quintavious Williams added 10 in the win over Lake Marion. Isom averaged 11 points and Williams added 10.7 points per game to lead the Dolphins (3-10), who open region play at North Charleston on Friday. 

Tuesday’s High School Basketball Scores


Ashley Ridge 41, Beaufort 27

Allendale-Fairfax 41, Whale Branch 25

Bethune-Bowman 69, Bridges Prep 20 

Holy Trinity 27, Thomas Heyward 21

Beaufort Academy 61, Colleton Prep 40


Ashley Ridge 45, Beaufort 37

Whale Branch 74, Allendale-Fairfax 40 

Bethune-Bowman at Bridges Prep – suspended

Estill 64, Branchville 56

Thomas Heyward 57, Holy Trinity 16 

Beaufort Academy 51, Colleton Prep 26

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