Sports briefs for November 30th-December 6th

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Photo above: The Beaufort High School wrestling team captured the Sandlapper Invitational title at West Ashley High School on Nov. 18. Photo provided.

HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

Beaufort High wins Sandlapper Invitational

The Beaufort High School wrestling team won the Sandlapper Invitational title at West Ashley High School on Nov. 18. 

Under the direction of head coach Travis Wynn, the Eagles excelled throughout the West Ashley-hosted tournament. 

The Sandlapper Invitational featured some of the state’s top high school wrestlers. Multiple grapplers from the Beaufort wrestling program thrived during the tournament. 

A breakdown of individual results for the Beaufort High School wrestling team from the Sandlapper Invitational follows. 

Jacob Workman – 2nd place at 113 pounds; Kaywon Johnson – 4th place at 113 pounds; Luis Pantoja – 1st place at 120 pounds; Jacob Denton – 1st place at 126 pounds; Malik Garvin – 2nd place at 132 pounds; Daquan Ayise – 4th place at 132 pounds; Isaiah Mcelveen – 3rd place at 138 pounds; Justin Campbell – 1st place at 145 pounds;  James Dagin – 1st place at 152 pounds; Michael Cenci – 2nd place at 160 pounds; Jeremiah Simmons – 3rd place at 160 pounds; Jerry Robinson – 1st place at 182 pounds; Theodore Washington – 2nd place at 182 pounds; Aaron Wiess – 1st place at 220 pounds.

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.

GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Battery Creek tops Colleton County

The Battery Creek Lady Dolphins are off to a stellar start in the 2017-18 girls’ high school basketball season. Host Battery Creek beat Colleton County 37-26 to win the Clash At The Creek tournament title on Nov. 25. 

With the win, Battery Creek moved to 2-0.

Ta’Quasia Lampkin led Battery Creek to the win, scoring a game-high 14 points for the Lady Dolphins.

Contributing for Battery Creek in the tournament title-clinching victory, Jayden Thompson and Coresha Rutledge tossed in five points apiece.

Battery Creek is scheduled to host Savannah High on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Prior to defeating Colleton County in the championship contest, Battery Creek beat Beaufort High 51-30 in the first round of the Clash At the Creek Tournament.

More on the Battery Creek-Beaufort High girls’ basketball game follows. 

Battery Creek 51, Beaufort High 30: Ta’Quasia Lampkin netted 14 points and Kevea Sanders scored 13 points to lead host Battery Creek past Beaufort High 51-30 in the opening round of the Clash at the Creek Basketball Tournament. 

Finishing one field goal short of reaching double figures in the scoring column, Coresha Rutledge netted eight points for the Lady Dolphins in the victory over Beaufort High. 

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. 

BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

BHS Eagles lose in heartbreaker

The Beaufort High boys’ basketball team fell short in a bid to capture a tournament title over the weekend as Bacon County (Ga.) held on to win 53-51 in the Clash At The Creek at Battery Creek High School on Nov. 25. 

Shevin Peterson led Bacon County to the win, scoring 14 points. 

With the loss, Beaufort High lipped to 1-1 early in the 2017-18 season. 

A pair of Beaufort High players reached double figures in the scoring column as Daijon Galloway netted 14 points and Brandon Smalls added 13 points. 

Beaufort High had advanced to the Clash At The Creek championship game after pulling away to beat Stratford 67-54 in an opening round matchup on Nov. 24. 

More on the Beaufort High boys’ basketball game follows. 

Beaufort High 67, Stratford 54: Ethan Leana scored 16 points and Desmond Gaillard contributed 15 points to lead Beaufort High past Stratford 67-57 in the opening round of the Clash At the Creek Tournament at Battery Creek High School.

With the win, Beaufort opened its 2017-18 season 1-0 and advanced to the Clash At The Creek championship game. 

Raymond headed into third season at WBECH

Jim Raymond is headed into his third season as the head coach of the Whale Branch Early College High School boys’ basketball team. 

Through two seasons, Raymond has compiled a 29-22 overall record with the Warriors. 

Under Raymond’s direction, Whale Branch compiled a 19-7 record during the 2016-17 season. Whale Branch showed much improvement on the hardwood throughout the 2016-17 season. 

Much excitement surrounds the 2017-18 edition of the Whale Branch High School boys’ basketball team. 

A total of five letter winners are back for the Warriors. 

Top returnees for Whale Branch are senior center Robert Alston, senior guards Xavier Bryan and DeShawn Fields and senior forwards Richard Campbell and Roshard Campbell.

However, Whale Branch wasn’t without its losses from the 2016-17 season.

Whale Branch lost guards Cam Miller, Kenny Brown and Xyion Youmans and forward George Delaney to graduation. 

The Warriors were scheduled to host Hilton Head Island on Nov. 28. Results from the Whale Branch-Hilton Head Island boys’ basketball game were unavailable at press time and along with coverage of other local contests will appear in next week’s edition.