Prep Roundup, Jan. 21

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 21, 2012 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head High 45, Berkeley 28: The Seahawks used a strong first half to remain undefeated in Region 7-AAA.

Sabrina Drammis scored 17 points and added eight rebounds to lead Hilton Head High. Americal Jenkins scored 10 points and Lauryn Bush contributed six.

Berkeley was held to nine points during he first half.

"We played pretty well the first half at both ends," Seahawks coach Dave Greenberg said.

Hilton Head High improved to 14-4 overall and 4-0 in region play, setting up a showdown Tuesday at rival Bluffton.

Pinewood Prep 78, Hilton Head Prep 22: The Dolphins fell at home to region foe Pinewood Prep.

Halie Parker scored eight points to lead Hilton Head Prep. Taylor Kent and Abby Miles each added four points. Hilton Head Prep (3-13, 0-5 Region 2-AA) play St. Andrews at home Monday.

Beaufort Academy 33, St. Andrews 25: After some close games, the Eagles were able to enjoy this one.

Megan Kahn led Beaufort Academy with 11 points. Miranda Weslake and Katherine Neal each scored eight for the Eagles, who improved to 7-7 overall and 4-4 in region play.

"We had it well under control," Beaufort Academy coach Jay Gardner said. "I got all my young kids a lot of playing time."

Beaufort Academy hosts Hilton Head Christian on Monday.

Northwood 69, Hilton Head Christian 26: Lauren Davis and Francesca Guidibono each scored nine points to lead the Eagles. Katherine Gehrt added six points for Christian Academy.

The Eagles dropped to 7-9 on the season. They travel to Beaufort Academy on Monday.

Thomas Heyward Academy 57, First Baptist 21: The Rebels continued to roll with another rout.

Kayla Canavan led Thomas Heyward with 14 points. Jamie Malphrus added 10 points and five steals. Brielle Jungblut recorded 12 steals and contributed nine points. And Chandler Cook and Caitlyn Cooler each scored eight for the Rebels, who improved to 15-0. Cooler also passed out nine assists.

"Defensively, we played really well," Thomas Heyward coach Gary Mezzanna said. "Offensively, we're just inconsistent right now."

The Rebels play Cathedral on Tuesday.

Whale Branch 53, Hardeeville 39: S'nitra Mack scored 16 points to go along with seven rebounds and six steals for Whale Branch.

Deborah Fields added 13 points, and Shaniqua Johnson had seven points and 10 rebounds for the Warriors (9-4 overall, 6-1 Region 5-A). Kemoni Jenkins finished with eight points, while Shaquanna Green, Sharrin Reed and Kenyada Moultrie scored two apiece.

Hardeeville was led by Zaiara Doe's 13 points and Aaliyah Hill's 10.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head High 38, Berkeley 36 (OT): Hilton Head High improved to 3-0 in overtime games this season, outlasting Region 7-AAA foe Berkeley.

Michael Julian scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots, including a Berkeley shot with four seconds left in overtime and the Seahawks up two. And Julian converted four free throws late in the overtime period to provide the final cushion. Alex MacDonald also scored 13 to help lead the Seahawks.

"We're getting the hang of it," Hilton Head High coach Ken Updike said of his team's overtime success. "It's always nice to get a win."

Hilton Head High improved to 8-10 overall and 2-2 in Region 7-AAA. The Seahawks travel to rival Bluffton on Tuesday for another region showdown.

Summerville 67 Beaufort High 47: Beaufort High dropped its first Region 8-AAAA contest, on the road at Summerville.

Joey Chaplin and Jordan Broussard each scored 12 points to lead the Eagles. Tyrone Holmes scored 8 and Henry Jenkins added five points for Beaufort High. The Eagles slipped to 10-7 overall and 2-1 in region play.

Brandon Wilkerson and J.D. Tucker each scored 25 points to lead the Green Wave. Summerville improved to 4-0 in Region 8-AAAA.

Beaufort High plays at Burke today.

Whale Branch 76, Hardeeville 34: Charles Jiles posted a double-double to lead the Warriors to victory, tallying 17 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. Andre Watson added 12 points and Eric Frazier had 11 for Whale Branch (11-5 overall, 6-2 Region 5-A), which hosts Allendale-Fairfax on Tuesday.

Aljaray Manuel scored 14 points to lead Hardeeville, which hosts Ridgeland tonight.

Ridgeland 58, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 46: Ridgeland remained in region contention with a victory Friday.

Terrance Frazier and Torray Amlett each scored 10 points for the Jaguars. Charles Mitchell scored seven and Derrick Solomon added six.

Ridgeland improved to 7-7 on the season and 4-2 in Region 5-A. The Jaguars travel to rival Hardeeville today.

"I think we have a good chance to win the region or stay competitive in the region," said Ridgeland coach Jeremiah Faber, whose team's two region losses came on the road to Allendale Fairfax and Whale Branch. "It's going to be a dogfight down the stretch."

Beaufort Academy 48, St. Andrew's 38: Preston Suber had 20 points, 15 rebounds, five steals and three blocked shots to help the Eagles get to .500 in the region.

Connor Akers added 10 points, and Michael Bible had seven points and 10 rebounds for Beaufort Academy (7-8 overall, 4-4 region), which hosts Thomas Heyward Academy next Friday.

Hunter Ziegler had 20 points for St. Andrew's.

Northwood 63, Hilton Head Christian Academy 39: Hilton Head Christian's Taylor MacDonald scored 17 points, but the Eagles lost big to Northwood.

Eagles guard Brad Meccariello added seven points, and Conner Millen chipped in five. Hilton Head Christian dropped to 10-8 on the season. The Eagles play Porter-Gaud on Tuesday at home.

Pinewood Prep 98, Hilton Head Prep 55: Hilton Head Christian fell to powerhouse Pinewood Prep.

Shaun Topper led the Dolphins with 25 points, including a 19 of 23 night from the free throw line. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. John Sheehan added 10 points and five rebounds for Hilton Head Prep.

The Dolphins slipped to 4-15 on the season and 0-4 in region play. They travel to Savannah on Tuesday to face Bethesda.

JV: Whale Branch 34, Hardeeville 18; Pinewood Prep 31, Hilton Head Prep 18

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