Photo above: The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team defeated St. John’s Christian 70-47 in the first round of the SCISA Class 1A State Tournament. Photo courtesy of Beaufort Academy.
GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
• BA rolls past St. John’s Christian in playoffs’ first round: The Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team dominated in the opening round of the SCISA Class 1A State Tournament, rolling past St. John’s Christian 70-47 last Friday, Feb. 16. The victory allowed Beaufort Academy to move on to the second round of the state tournament. Amelia Huebel scored a game-high 24 points, while Karolina Struharova scored 21 points, Kendall Duncan added 11 points, Becca Frelin and Maeve Kalady posted 6 points apiece, and Mary Hanna Hiers had 2 points.
Battery Creek High School
• Lampkin named All-State: Battery Creek standout Ta’Quasia Lampkin has been named All-State by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association. Heading into Battery Creek’s second round game in the Class 3A Playoffs versus Swansea, Lampkin was averaging 13.1 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for the Dolphins.
• Dolphins dominate Lake Marion in Class 3A opening round: Battery Creek dominated Lake Marion in the opening round of the girls’ Class 3A Playoffs on Monday, Feb. 12, winning 68-42. Ta’Quasia Lampkin led Battery Creek with 18 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and five steals. Trinity Coney netted 18 points for the Dolphins, Starr Reed added eight points and a game-high rebounds, while Coresha Rutledge netted nine points.
• Battery Creek falls to Swansea in second round of playoffs: The Battery Creek girls’ basketball team’s postseason journey ended in the second round of the Class 3A Playoffs against Swansea, 57-46, on Thursday, Feb. 15. Coresha Rutledge led Battery Creek with 15 points, Kevea Sanders tossed in 14 points, Ta’Quasia Lampkin finished with nine points, while Trinity Coney and Kendriana Shojgrean netted four points apiece. Despite the loss, Battery Creek concluded its 2017-18 season with a winning record of 18-6.