Sports briefs for February 2nd-8th

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Photo above: The Beaufort Academy boys defeated Thomas Heyward Academy 74-52 Jan. 27 to improve to 6-3 in region play and 12-4 overall in SCISA play. Here, Beaufort Academy’s Kevin Williams, center, makes two of his 17 points for the night during the Eagle’s 74-52 win over Thomas Heyward Academy.  Photo by Bob Sofaly.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Beaufort Academy tops Thomas Heyward

Beaufort Academy pulled away to defeat visiting Thomas Heyward Academy 74-52 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Jan. 27.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 12-4 overall and 6-3 in the region.

Four Eagles reached double figures in the scoring column as the Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team won convincingly.

The Eagles started to dominate early. Beaufort Academy outscored Thomas Heyward Academy 26-10 in the first quarter.

The Eagles, who won for the second time in as many nights, outscored Thomas Heyward Academy 2-10 in the second quarter to lead 48-20 at halftime.

Beaufort Academy continued to control the contest throughout the second half. The Eagles led 66-38 at the conclusion of the third quarter.

Kevin Williams paced Beaufort Academy with 17 points. Finishing directly behind Williams in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Jalen Moon, Dawson Coleman and Luke Harper added 16 points apiece for the Eagles.

Jonah Young led Thomas Heyward Academy with a game-high 21 points.

Beaufort Academy notched a win over Thomas Heyward Academy for the second time in less than one month. The Eagles beat Thomas Heyward Academy 93-64 in a previous meeting on Jan. 4.

The Beaufort Academy boys’ basketball team notched its third straight win. The Eagles were scheduled to visit John Paul II on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

In a girls’ high school basketball game, Thomas Heyward Academy defeated Beaufort Academy 65-34.

Two freshman girls lead BA past St. Andrew’s

The Beaufort Academy girls’ varsity basketball team was led by two freshmen in a 51-39 win over St. Andrew’s on Jan. 24.

Amelia Huebel finished with a double-double to lead the Beaufort Academy girls’ basketball team. Huebel scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Eagles.

Following Huebel in the Beaufort Academy scoring column, Emily Ann Hiers contributed 12 points. The productive Huebel also turned in a tremendous defensive effort.

Karolina Struharova and Kendall Duncan added eight points apiece for the Eagles.

Mary Keane recorded two steals for the Eagles in the winning effort. Keane and Becca Frelin chipped in five points each for the Eagles in the victory.

Beaufort Academy overcame an early nine-point deficit and outscored St. Andrews 17-4 in the second quarter to take a four-point lead into halftime. The Eagles continued their strong team play on both ends of the floor in the second half.

Beaufort Academy fell behind early. Starting strong, St. Andrew’s outscored the Eagles 16-7 in the first quarter.

But Beaufort Academy got going offensively following the initial frame.

The Eagles outscored St. Andrew’s 17-4 in the second quarter to lead 24-20 at halftime.

The Lions of St. Andrew’s were forced to play from behind after the break.

Beaufort Academy managed to extend its lead to a double digit advantage after intermission, outscoring St. Andrew’s 17-8 in the third quarter.

The Eagles overcame 20 turnovers to earn the win. Beaufort Academy compiled 16 assists as a team.

With the win, Beaufort Academy improved to 7-5.

BHS girls fall to homestanding Stall

Beaufort High, playing away from its home floor, fell behind early and failed to recover as Stall pulled away to win 65-36 in a girls’ high school basketball game on Jan. 27.

With the loss, Beaufort High dropped to 11-9.

Ten different Stall players scored in the win. Leading Stall to the victory, Diamond Phillips and Ja’miya Fox scored 12 points apiece.

Shavonne Royal paced Stall inside, grabbing a game-high 16 rebounds. Royal claimed 12 defensive rebounds for the Warriors.

Aiding the Stall offensive attack, Infinate Knox netted eight points while Royal and Jessica Haynes contributed seven points apiece.

A pair of players accounted for all but six of Beaufort High’s points in the setback.

Naijuia Moyd paced Beaufort High with 17 points. Accompanying Moyd in double figures for the Eagles, Imari Smalls added 13 points.

Beaufort High fell behind shortly after the game’s opening tip. Securing a lead early, Stall outscored the Eagles 18-10 in the first quarter. Dominant Stall stretched its lead out to a double digit advantage in the second period, outscoring Beaufort High 17-10 to lead 35-20 at halftime.

Stall added to its lead after the break, outscoring Beaufort High 19-11 in the third quarter.

Finishing strong, Stall outscored the Eagles 11-5 in the fourth quarter to set the final score.

Whale Branch rolls over North Charleston

Four Whale Branch players reached double figures in the scoring column as the Warriors defeated North Charleston 67-42 in a boys’ high school basketball game on Jan. 27.

With the win, Whale Branch improved to 15-5 overall and 6-1 in Region 6-2A.

Xyion Youmans led Whale Branch with a team-high 12 points. Joining Youmans in double figures for the Warriors, Cam Miller, Kenny Brown, George Delaney and Daijion Galloway contributed 11 points apiece.

Drew Murray paced North Charleston with a game-high 16 points.

Whale Branch was ranked fifth in Class 2A at the time of the game versus North Charleston.

The Warriors’ lone loss in the region thus far in the 2016-17 season came to No. 3 Burke. Whale Branch and Burke will meet up in a highly-anticipated matchup next week. The Warriors are now slated to visit Burke for a regular-season finale on Feb. 7.

Whale Branch entered the week with additional regular-season games remaining versus Academic Magnet and Garrett Academy Tech.

FISHING

Fly fishers are set to meet on Feb. 8

The Sea Island Fly Fishers Wednesday, Feb. 8, meeting will feature local guide and Beaufort native Capt. Owen Plair. Plair will speak on sight fishing in the Lowcountry. He will share tips and techniques for seeing fish in different situations in our local waters.

The public is welcome to attend at no charge and the club welcomes fishermen of all ages new to the sport.

The meeting will be held at 815 Bay St. in Beaufort. Call Jack Baggette at 843-441-4023 or visit www.seaislandflyfishers.com.