Sports briefs for December 14th-20th

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HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

BHS opens season with three dual wins

The Beaufort High School wrestling team won its first three dual matches of the 2017-18 season on Dec. 6.

The Eagles defeated Hanahan, Stratford and Battery Creek.

Beaufort High handled Hanahan 54-21.

The Eagles faced a tough early-season test from Stratford before pulling out a hard-fought 42-39 win.

Beaufort High rolled past Battery Creek 78-3. 

Head coach Travis Wynn guides the Beaufort High wrestling team. 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL 

Huebel leads BA over Charleston Collegiate 

Amelia Huebel and Karolina Struhorova combined to score 28 points as Beaufort Academy beat Charleston Collegiate 56-25 in an early-season girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 6. 

With the win, Beaufort Academy evened its record to 2-2. 

Huebel led Beaufort Academy with 15 points. Finishing directly behind Huebel in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Struhorova added 13 points. 

In all, three different Beaufort Academy players reached double figures in the scoring column. Accompanying Huebel and Struhorova in double figures for the Eagles, Maeve Kalady added 10 points. 

Battery Creek sweeps doubleheader from BHS

Battery Creek swept a boys-girls basketball doubleheader from rival Beaufort High on Dec. 8.

More on each Battery Creek-Beaufort contest follows. 

Girls – Battery Creek 40, Beaufort 22: Battery Creek pulled away to Beaufort High convincingly in a girls’ high school basketball game, winning 40-22. 

Kevea Sanders led Battery Creek to the win, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Dolphins. 

Sanders was the only Battery Creek player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

With the win, Battery Creek moved to 5-0. 

Boys – Battery Creek 54, Beaufort 41: Trey Chancey scored a game-high 17 points to lead Battery Creek past Beaufort in a boys’ high school basketball game. 

With the win, Battery Creek completed a basketball sweep of Beaufort High. 

Warriors defeat Phillip Simmons 

The Whale Branch boys’ basketball team used a balanced offensive effort to defeat Phillip Simmons 51-33 for its third straight win on Dec. 8. 

With the victory, Whale Branch improved to 3-1. 

Whale Branch and Phillip Simmons met for an early-season boys’ high school basketball game

Roshard Campbell paced Whale Branch with a team-high 10 points. Campbell was the only Whale Branch player to reach double figures in the scoring column.  

Following Campbell in the Whale Branch scoring column, Nick Pringle netted eight points for the Warriors. 

Also chipping in offensively for Whale Branch, Xzavier Bryan, Robert Alston and Raquan Brisbane added seven points apiece as the Warriors won.  

Dolphins level Whale Branch, 68-17

Three Battery Creek players reached double figures in the scoring column as the Dolphins defeated rival Whale Branch 68-17 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 9. 

Kevea Sanders led Battery Creek with 15 points and four steals. 

Accompanying Sanders in double figures for the Dolphins, Jayden Thompson netted 13 points and Trinity Coney contributed 11 points. 

In addition to her 11 points, Coney contributed five steals for the Dolphins.

With the win, Battery Creek improved to 6-0. 

Battery Creek was visiting Savannah High for a girls-boys doubleheader on Dec. 12. Results from the Battery Creek-Savannah High basketball games were unavailable at press time and will appear in next week’s edition. 

Boys – Battery Creek 43, Whale Branch 28: In boys’ high school basketball, Battery Creek pulled away to beat Whale Branch 43-28 for its third straight win on Dec. 9. 

DeNarol Brown led Battery Creek with a game-high 17 points and eight rebounds. 

Battery Creek improved to 3-4 while Whale Branch slipped to 3-2. 

RUNNING

Gingerbread 5K coming to Port Royal park

The Gingerbread 5K will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at Live Oaks Park.

The Friends of Caroline are presenting this family-friendly race as part of its Annual Festival of Trees. 

The race starts and finishes at the Live Oaks Park, and takes runners through the streets of Port Royal. Costumes are encouraged. 

Online registration ended Dec. 13, but race day registration will be available from 7:30-8:30 am. Packet pickup can be done on race day beginning at 7:30 a.m., or on Friday, Dec. 15, at Grounded Running. 

Medals will be given to top three overall male and female finishers, as well as top three male and female finishers from each age group. Medals will also be given to top three costume winners.

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