Sports briefs for December 7th-13th

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Beaufort Academy boys win all-star game

Beaufort Academy's Jaxon Spratling and Max Emerson helped to lead the South team to an 8-0 win in the SCISA North-South All-Star 8-Man Football Game on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
Beaufort Academy’s Jaxon Spratling and Max Emerson helped to lead the South team to an 8-0 win in the SCISA North-South All-Star 8-Man Football Game on Dec. 2. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.

YOUTH BASKETBALL

YMCA offers youth league basketball

The Wardle Family Y in Port Royal is offering youth league basketball for kids age 3-12. 

Registration is open now and play begins Jan. 13.

The cost per child is $55 for Y members and $70 for nonmembers. Register online at ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. Questions? Contact Mike Woods, sports coordinator, at ymcasports843@gmail.com or 843-522-9622.

SWIMMING

Swim lessons available at Y

The Wardle Family YMCA, at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal, is offering group and private swim lessons.  

Group swim lessons are by age, starting at age 3 and are twice per week for four weeks. 

Winter 2018 group lesson registration is open now. 

The Y also offers private lessons for children and adults; Baby and Me classes; and for those wanting to increase endurance and perfect their technique, a stroke development class.  

All lessons are taught by certified instructors in the Y’s heated, indoor pool. 

Group lessons are $60 per person for Y members and $80 for nonmembers.  

Contact the Y at 843-522-9622, ymcabeaufortcounty.com or stop by the Y front desk. 

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Watkins’ 3-pointers lead BHS past Whale Branch

Behind the hot shooting of Darien Watkins, Beaufort rolled past Whale Branch 59-17 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 1. 

Watkins drained seven 3-pointers for the Lady Eagles. The productive Watkins led Beaufort with a game-high 23 points. 

Beaufort featured two scorers in double figures as Essence Champion scored 10 points.

Janiya Lynch scored six points while Brittany Linton and Layla Warren added five points apiece for the Lady Eagles in the victory.

Beaufort moved ahead early and never faltered in the early-season girls’ high school basketball matchup.  

In other area girls’ high school basketball games it was Laurence Manning 57, Beaufort Academy 41; Hilton Head Christian Academy 31, Frederica Academy 27; Bluffton 57, Hilton Head Island 30; and Thomas Heyward 59, Habersham 30.  

Beaufort remained in the win column on Dec. 2, outlasting May River in overtime. More on the Beaufort-May River girls’ basketball game follows. 

Beaufort 44, May River 39 (OT): The Beaufort girls’ basketball team remained in the win column over the weekend. A pair of freshmen led Beaufort past May River 44-39 in overtime in a girls’ high school basketball game on Dec. 2. 

Freshman Layla Warren led Beaufort with 16 points. Another freshman, Brittany Linton, netted 13 points for the Eagles in the hard-fought win. 

Janiya Lynch chipped in six points and Darien Watkins netted five points as Eagles prevailed. 

Beaufort Academy drops back-to-back games 

The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team dropped back-to-back games in The King’s Academy Tournament, falling to Laurence Manning and Trinity-Byrnes on Dec. 1-2. 

Laurence Manning 57, Beaufort Academy 41: Laurence Manning pulled away to beat Beaufort Academy 57-41 in The King’s Academy Tournament on Dec. 1.

Karolina Struhorova led Beaufort Academy with 13 points.

Kendall Duncan and Amelia Hueble accompanied Struhorova in double figures, posting 12 points apiece for Beaufort Academy in the victory. 

Trinity-Byrnes 61, Beaufort Academy 35: Trinity-Byrnes rolled past Beaufort Academy 61-35 in The Kings’ Academy Tournament on Dec. 2. 

In a dominant performance, Trinity-Byrnes was able to control the contest versus Beaufort Academy. 

Karolina Struhorova paced Beaufort Academy with 15 points. Struhorova was the only Beaufort Academy player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Narrowly missing double figures in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Kendall Duncan netted nine points. 

In the additional individual scoring for Beaufort Academy, Amelia Hueble tossed in six points, Becca Frelin netted three points and Mary Hanna Hiers posted two points. 

Beaufort Academy finished 0-2 in The King’s Academy Tournament.

BA girls win season opener

The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team won its season opener on Nov. 27, rolling past Charleston Collegiate 60-37.

Karolina Struhorova led Beaufort Academy to the win, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Eagles.

Struhorova led a duo of Beaufort Academy scorers in double figures. Following directly behind Struhorova in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Amelia Huebel provided 16 points for the Eagles.

Kendall Duncan narrowly missed reaching double figures for Beaufort Academy, scoring nine points.

Emily Ann Hiers posted eight points and Mary Hanna Hiers added four points for the Eagles. 

Becca Frelin, Maeve Kalady and Riley Gates rounded out the Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team’s individual scoring with two points apiece in the convincing victory. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Warriors outlast Eagles, 41-39

Robert Alston scored 11 points to lead a balanced offensive effort as Whale Branch edged Beaufort High 41-39 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Dec. 1. 

Longtime boys’ high school basketball rivals, Whale Branch and Beaufort met for the first time in the 2017-18 season. 

Alston was the only Warrior to reach double figures in the scoring column but Whale Branch benefited from a balanced offensive effort.

Narrowly missing double figures, Roshard Campbell and Nigel Fields netted nine points apiece for the Warriors in the victory. 

Other scorers for Whale Branch in the win were Xavier Bryan (four points), Jaylen Reeves (four points), Richard Campbell (three points) and JaQuan Watson (two points). 

A pair of Eagles reached double figures in the scoring column. Trae Heyward and Ethan Leana led Beaufort with 10 points apiece.

Whale Branch falls to Hilton Head Island

Whale Branch suffered a heartbreaking loss on Nov. 28 as Hilton Head Island’s Trevor Wright connected on a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds remaining to send the Seahawks to a 46-43 win in an early-season boys’ high school basketball game.

Wright paced Whale Branch with a game-high 11 points. 

Chris Washington joined Wright in double figures for Hilton Head Island, adding 11 points.

Finishing one field goal short of reaching double figures, Will Danzell netted eight points for the Seahawks in the victory. 

JaQuan Watson paced the Warriors with 11 points. Watson was the only Whale Branch player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Roshard Campbell narrowly missed reaching double figures, netting nine points for the Warriors in the setback. 

Hilton Head Island swept a girls-boys basketball doubleheader from the Whale Branch.

A look at the Hilton Head Island-Whale Branch girls’ basketball game follows.

Girls – Hilton Head Island 48, Whale Branch 22: Kristen Fielding scored 14 points to lead Hilton Head Island past Whale Branch 48-33 in an early-season girls’ high school basketball game. 

Miley Ray accompanied Fielding in double figures for the Warriors, scoring 11 points. 

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 

Beaufort places fourth in Palmetto State Classic 

The Beaufort High School wrestling team finished fourth in the Palmetto State Classic over the weekend. 

The Eagles finished with 267 points in the Palmetto State Classic. Chapin, a familiar rival, won the early-season high school wrestling tournament.

Beaufort featured four first place finishers in the Palmetto State Classic. First-place finishers for the Eagles were Benjamin Kahler (106), Jerry Robinson (170), Justin Campbell (145) and Michael Cenci (160).

High school wresting teams from throughout the state have been busy competing in early-season tournaments.

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