Prep Roundup, Dec. 10: Hilton Head High holds off Whale Branch in OT

info@islandpacket.comDecember 10, 2011 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head High 47, Whale Branch 43 (OT): The Seahawks held the hosts scoreless in overtime, handing the Warriors their first loss of the season.

Michael Julian had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Alex MacDonald had 12 points and six boards to lead the Seahawks (2-2). Bennett Murphy added nine points for Hilton Head High, which had a 12-point lead in the fourth quarter until Whale Branch's Dee Delaney got the hot hand.

Delaney hit four 3-pointers in a row to help the Warriors tie up the game, but they couldn't take the momentum into overtime.

Chris MacMurray hit a pair of free throws early in overtime to give Hilton Head High the lead, and sophomore Jacob Coltrane made one of two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to extend the lead to three. The Seahawks then held Whale Branch without a shot to close out the win.

Leroy Perry had a game-high 15 points, 14 rebounds and three steals for Whale Branch. Delaney finished with 14 points, seven boards and two steals.

Whale Branch (5-1) opens region play Tuesday at Hardeeville.

Hilton Head High plays at Beaufort on Tuesday.

Augusta Christian 72, Hilton Head Prep 58: The Dolphins only trailed by one at halftime, but without guard Charlie Wilmot, their ball-handling suffered and the visitors pulled away. Wilmot cut his lip in the second quarter while taking a charge and had to go to the hospital for stitches.

"Defensively, we did a nice job. We forced 32 turnovers, which should be enough to win most games," Prep coach Bob Sulek said. "But we had trouble keeping them off the boards."

Shaun Topper led the Dolphins (1-4) with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Logan Clark added seven points, five assists and three steals. Randy Young had seven points, five rebounds and two assists. J.T. Marbut finished with five points in replacement of Wilmot.

Hilton Head Prep plays at Memorial Day on Tuesday.

Augusta Christian was led by Austin Roper with 18 points and Nick Fortenberry with 14.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head High 47, Whale Branch 32: Senior Sabrina Drammis had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six steals to lead the Seahawks to their third win in four games to start the season.

The Seahawks (3-1) pulled away in the middle of the game, outscoring the host Warriors 23-10 over the second and third quarters.

Hilton Head High's Lauryn Bush contributed 11 points and five assists. Freshman Americal Jenkins scored six for Hilton Head High (3-1), which visits Beaufort High on Tuesday.

Forward Deborah Fields led Whale Branch (2-2) with eight points. Freshman Kemoni Jenkins added seven points, nine assists and eight steals. Fellow freshman Shaniqua Johnson had five points and nine rebounds.

Kenyada Moultrie had six points and S'nitra Mack had five.

"We really had an off night shooting," Whale Branch coach Wilbert Bryant said. "We couldn't make a layup to save our neck.

"Overall, it was a really good game. I thought we played a good defensive game, but our offense was lacking a little bit."

The Warriors open region play at Hardeeville on Tuesday.

Hilton Head Christian 44, Ashley Hall 28: The Eagles were winless in region play last season, but didn't take long to end the drought this season, as Lauren Davis scored 21 points to lead Hilton Head Christian to victory in its region opener.

Francesca Guidobono added 10 points and Addison Bensch scored seven for the Eagles (2-5 overall, 1-0 region), who host Augusta Christian at 1 p.m. today.

Augusta Christian 52, Hilton Head Prep 24: The Dolphins remained winless with the homecourt loss.

Grace Anderson had six points to lead the hosts.

Hilton Head Prep (0-5) hosts Ashley Hall today.

  • JV: Hilton Head Christian 28, Ashley Hall 21

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