Sports briefs for February 28th

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BASKETBALL

BA girls fall short in semifinals

Beaufort Academy’s girls came up short in their SCISA 1A semifinal matchup on Thursday, Feb. 21, losing 52-45 to Dorchester Academy. 

EmilyAnn Hiers scored 15 points, and Amelia Huebel, Shanese Bostick, and Emma Melville added eight apiece for the Eagles. 

BA finishes the season with a 16-8 record. 

BA boys lose close game in 2nd round

Beaufort Academy’s boys saw their season come to a close with a 52-49 loss to top-seeded Richard Winn Academy in the second round of the SCISA 1A state tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 

Dawson Coleman scored 16 points and Jaylen Reeves added 15 to lead the Eagles. 

BA finishes with a 13-11 record. 

LACROSSE

Eagles win opener over Islands

Beaufort High boys lacrosse opened its season with a 13-9 win over Islands (Ga.) on Saturday, Feb. 23. 

Ethan McKenzie scored five goals — including three in the fourth quarter — to anchor the Eagles’ attack along with Connor Sackman (4G, 2A) and Sean Moran (2G, 3A).

Bailey Piatt had six groundballs and two assists, and Ben Straught collected six groundballs to aid a solid defensive effort in front of goalies Collin Durham and Zach Jindrich. 

The Eagles (1-0) traveled to Richmond Hill (Ga.) on Monday, but results from that contest were not available at press time.

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