Sports briefs for December 28th-January 3rd

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Beaufort Academy levels Crown Academy

Beaufort Academy dominated in its latest outing, pulling away to beat host Crown Academy 71-29 in an early-season boys’ high school basketball game on Dec. 20. 

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 2-1. 

The Eagles set the tone early and quickly separated themselves from Crown Academy. Dominant Beaufort Academy owned a commanding lead over Crown Academy at the conclusion of each quarter. 

One Beaufort Academy player nearly matched Crown Academy point for point. 

Dawson Coleman led Beaufort Academy to the win, scoring a game-high 28 points for the Eagles. Coleman has been a consistent scorer for the Eagles throughout the early portion of the 2017-18 season. 

Beaufort Academy featured three scorers in double figures as William Tumlin netted 11 points and Davis Matthai added 10 points in the victory. 

Along with producing on the offensive end, Beaufort Academy delivered defensively. The Eagles limited Crown Academy’s offensive looks at the basket throughout the regular-season matchup. 

Beaufort Academy is slated to return to the floor on Friday, Dec. 29, on the road in the John Paul II Holiday Tournament. The Eagles are scheduled to meet Cathedral Academy in the first round of the John Paul II-hosted tournament.

Hoops for Hope: BHS drops opener

Beaufort High couldn’t keep up with opponent Eau Claire in the opening round of the Hoops for Hope Tournament at Ashley Ridge High School on Dec. 20. Eau Claire, a squad out of Columbia, excelled offensively and took advantage of Beaufort High’s offensive woes and turnovers to pull away to win 77-49 over the Eagles.

With the loss, Beaufort High dropped to 1-9. 

The Eagles were forced to play from behind throughout the matchup as Eau Claire thrived both offensively and defensively. 

Numerous players contributed to Eau Claire’s victory. 

Beaufort High featured three scorers in double figures in the loss. Leading the Eagles offensively, Daijion Galloway scored a team-high 14 points. 

Ethan Leana finished directly behind Galloway in the Beaufort High scoring column, netting 13 points. 

Accompanying Galloway and Leana in double figures for the Eagles, Jamaad Rivers added 11 points for the Eagles in the loss.

Beaufort High remained in the loss column on Dec. 21, falling to Bishop England in the second round of the Hoops For Hope Tournament. Bishop England beat the Eagles 66-43.

More on the Beaufort High-Bishop England boys’ basketball game follows. 

Bishop England 66, Beaufort High 43: Bishop England prevented Beaufort High from notching its second win in the 2017-18 season on Dec. 21, beating the Eagles 66-43.

With the loss, Beaufort High slipped to 1-10. 

Jontavious Murray led Beaufort High in scoring with 11 points. Murray was the only Eagle to reach double figures in the scoring column during the tournament game. 

Aiding Beaufort High offensively, Ethan Leana netted eight points and Warren Dickens added six points. 

Struharova leads BA to win over Clarendon Hall 

Karolina Struharova led four Beaufort Academy players in double figures in the scoring column as the Eagles defeated visiting Clarendon Hall 58-32 on Dec. 18. 

Struharova paced the Eagles with a game-high 15 points.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 4-2. 

Following Struharova in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Kendall Duncan and Amelia Huebel added 11 points apiece. 

Also reaching double figures in scoring for the Eagles, Becca Frelin netted 10 points. 

Beaufort Academy executed well from the opening tip until the final buzzer. 

Defensively, Beaufort Academy halted Clarendon Hall’s progress on several offensive possessions. 

The Eagles have had a break for Christmas but are closing in on a highly-anticipated holiday tournament. 

Beaufort Academy is scheduled to start playing in the John Paul II Holiday Tournament on Friday, Dec. 29.  

Boys – Clarendon Hall 62, Beaufort Academy 59: The Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team fell victim to a buzzer-beater as Clarendon Hall’s Zion Gilmore drained a long 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining to lift the visiting squad to a 62-59 win on Dec. 18. 

Beaufort Academy had a come-from-behind effort fall short. 

The Eagles had faced a 15-point deficit in the first half before taking the lead after intermission. 

Dawson Coleman led Beaufort Academy with a game-high 32 points. 

Jaxon Spratling was the only other Eagle to reach double figures in the scoring column, netting 10 points for Beaufort Academy in the setback. 

Gilmore paced Clarendon Hall with a team-high 19 points.

Accompanying Gilmore in double figures for Clarendon Hall, Kylic Horton contributed 15 points. 

With the loss, Beaufort Academy dropped to 1-1. Clarendon Hall improved to 6-1 with the win. 

Battery Creek teams split with HHI squads

Host Battery Creek split a basketball doubleheader with Hilton Head High on Dec. 19. A look at the Battery Creek-Hilton Head Island basketball doubleheader follows. 

Girls – Battery Creek 49, Hilton Head High 28: Kevea Sanders scored a game-high 15 points to lead Battery Creek past visiting Hilton Head High in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 19.

Finishing directly behind Sanders in the Battery Creek scoring column and nearly registering a double-double, Ta’Quasia Lampkin scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Lampkin, in a solid all-around performance, dished out four assists.

Accompanying Sanders and Lampkin in double figures for the Dolphins, Trinity Coney posted 11 points. 

Hilton Head Island didn’t feature any scorers in double figures. Caroline Brammer paced the Seahawks with eight points. 

Battery Creek moved to 10-0 with the win.

With the loss, Hilton Head High dropped to 2-5. 

Boys – Hilton Head High 66, Battery Creek 63: Visiting Hilton Head High managed to edge Battery Creek 66-63 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Dec. 19. 

Trevor Wright scored a game-high 28 points to lead Hilton Head High to the win. 

Joining Wright in double figures in the Hilton Head High scoring column, Chris Washington scored 17 points and Davis Molloy added 14 points. 

With the loss, Battery Creek dropped to 4-7. 

Hilton Head High improved to 4-3 with the win. 

DeNarol Brown paced Battery Creek with 16 points. Joining Brown in double figures for the Dolphins, JaQuan Burton netted 14 points and Brandon Wilson scored 11 points. 

CHEERLEADING

YMCA of Beaufort Co. extends cheer registration 

The YMCA of Beaufort County has extended its cheer registration. The YMCA’s cheer program is for children ages 6-10. 

The program will run from Saturday, Jan. 13, to Saturday, Feb. 24. 

The cost of the program is $55 for YMCA members and $70 for nonmembers. 

Questions should be directed to Mike Woods, sports coordinator via email at ymcasports843@gmail.com or by calling 843-522-9622. 

Registration can also be done at the YMCA front desk or online at www.beaufort-jasperymca.org.

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