Prep Roundup, Dec. 12: Hilton Head High boys win in five overtimes

info@islandpacket.comDecember 12, 2012 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Island High 72, Hilton Head Christian Academy 70 (5 OTs): The Hilton Head Christian Academy boys basketball team trailed by 12 points at halftime Tuesday night against Hilton Head Island High School, but eventually came back to tie the game at 40-all to force overtime. And then another ... and another ... and another. And then one more.

The night didn't end until Hilton Head High's Jacob Coltrane knocked down a 3-pointer with about six seconds left, and Hilton Head Christian then missed a 3-point attempt to give the Seahawks a 72-70 win in five overtimes.

"They played tough, they hit big shot after big shot," Hilton Head High coach Ken Updike said. "They got a 3-pointer, a good look there at the end. They hit it, they win; They miss and we win. We won."

Aaron Frazier finished with a career-high 29 points to lead Hilton Head High (3-3). James Sanders added 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Coltrane had 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and four steals. Troy Cliffford chipped in with 11 points and seven rebounds, and Matt Pollard grabbed nine boards for the Seahawks, who outrebounded the Christian Academy 47-25.

"It was a great game, our kids played their hearts out," Hilton Head Christian coach Mac Tamminen said. "We got killed on the boards. We just ran out of steam. All the credit goes to Hilton Head."

Brad Meccariello led Hilton Head Christian (4-4) with 28 points, going 15 of 16 from the free-throw line. Caleb Lewis finished with 20 points, and Zack Polk had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Hilton Head High plays at Bluffton on Friday, while the Christian Academy takes on Thomas Heyward on Friday to start Hilton Head Prep's annual RET Thomas tournament.

JV: Hilton Head Island 28, Hilton Head Christian 18

Bethesda Day 58, Hilton Head Prep 55: John Eck had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Randy Young had 12 points and nine rebounds but it wasn't enough to lift the Dolphins.

Hilton Head Prep (5-2) had the ball with 12 seconds left and trailing by a point, but turned the ball over.

Charlie Wilmot finished with five assists in the loss.

Bethesda Day (4-1) was led by Brandon Bostic's 23 points and David Grayson's 22.

Hilton Head Prep takes on Victoria (Australia) tonight at 7:15 p.m. after the Prep girls play an exhibition game against Ruapehu College (New Zealand).

Middle School: Hilton Head Prep 50, St. Francis 5

Battery Creek 62, Garrett Tech 43: Yuneek Crittendon led three Dolphins in double figures with 19 points as Battery Creek opened Region 6-AA play with a victory.

Eric Freeman added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Raheem Cooper had 12 points for Battery Creek (1-3 overall, 1-0 region). Adonis Williams finished with nine points for the Dolphins, who play at Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Island High 43, Hilton Head Christian 24: Lauryn Bush led the Seahawks with 13 points, and Americal Jenkins scored 10 and grabbed 12 rebounds for her fifth straight double-double in Hilton Head Island's win.

Rachel Friend and Macy King each added seven points, and Friend added four steals and three assists. Austin Seelbach added four points.

Hilton Head Island improves to 5-1 and plays Friday at rival Bluffton.

Beaufort Academy 66, Charleston Collegiate 10: The Eagles went on a 32-0 first-half run, and Miranda Weslake led four girls in double figures with 21 to win their third in a row and get Beaufort Academy (4-4) back to .500 on Tuesday.

Kiana Fortner and Charlotte Delfosse each added 12, and Briley Langehans scored 10 off the bench.

Beaufort Academy travels Friday to face Patrick Henry Academy.

JV: Beaufort Academy 64, Charleston Collegiate 19

Battery Creek 68, Garrett Tech 15: Daisja Cannon had 23 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals as the Dolphins improved to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in Region 6-AA.

Alisha Varela added 22 points and five steals in the win. Alex Bazemore had six points, six assists and five steals, and Matalyn Dearsman had six points and seven rebounds for Battery Creek, which plays Friday at Ridgeland-Hardeeville.

JV: Hilton Head Prep 26, Ashley Hall 14

Middle School: St. Francis 17, Hilton Head Prep 11

WRESTLING

Hilton Head High: The Seahawks dominated in a pair of duals at Johnson High School in Savannah, defeating Brantley County, 63-9, and host Johnson, 72-3.

Several wrestlers went 2-0 on the night for Hilton Head High: Jermaine Robinson (120 pounds), Chance Bentzoni (126), Brock Massey (132), Label Lewis (138), Hunter Massey (145), Trevon Rawls (152), Jose Gomez (160), Zane Braden (170), Martin Duane (182) and J.C. Graham (220).

The Seahawks (12-6) wrestle again on Saturday at the Cane Bay Duals.

Battery Creek: The Dolphins (9-1) split two matches at Academic Magnet, downing Timberland 54-21 and falling 42-39 to Academic Magnet for their first loss of the season.

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