Prep Roundup, Jan. 13: Two Bluffton wrestlers win titles, team places 3rd at Dreher

info@islandpacket.comJanuary 13, 2013 

WRESTLING

Bluffton High School: Bluffton High School claimed two individual champions and brought home a third-place trophy for the second straight weekend, as Levi Joly and Talon Seitz won titles to help the Bobcats at Dreher's Blue Devil Invitational on Saturday.

A pair of top-10 teams in Class 3-A -- Emerald and Hanahan -- finished ahead of Bluffton in the 28-team tournament. Emerald won with 157 points, followed by Hanahan at 148.5 and Bluffton at 144.5.

"It was a pretty strong showing for us out of a pretty strong field," Bluffton coach John Hollman said. "Having only 10 wrestlers there, and half of our team got medals."

Joly went 4-0 en route to the 113-pound title, defeating Gilbert's Madison Leitner in the finals. Leitner is ranked second in Class 3-A.

Bluffton freshman Talon Seitz also went 4-0 to win a title, taking first at 126 pounds. Seitz knocked off defending Class 2-A/1-A state champ Landis Hiers of Bamberg-Ehrhardt in the finals, 2-1.

The Bobcats had a pair of third-place finishers, Kaden Seitz (106) and Mike Meyerink (152), who both went 5-1. Kyle Waddell (182) took fourth place.

Battery Creek: The Dolphins finished second in the Indian Land Duals, falling to Sun Valley, N.C., in the finals, 50-18.

The Dolphins notched four wins on their way to the title matchup, defeating Anson County, N.C. (66-18), Lewisville (84-0), Marvin Ridge, N.C. (59-24) and host Indian Land (49-21). Indian Land finished third.

Battery Creek had three wrestlers go undefeated on the day. Isaiah Sloan (195 pounds), Seth Priester (220) and DeAndre Johnson (160) all went 5-0.

Three more Dolphins went 4-1: Joseph Quevas (106), Jonathan Wright (285) and Malik Morgan (152).

Battery Creek, which improves its dual record to 23-10, will host Bishop England and Richmond Hill at 6 p.m. Wednesday for Senior Night.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Christian Academy 52, Porter-Gaud 51, OT (Friday): Ziarre Doe scored 20 points, and the Eagles held off Porter-Gaud in overtime. Porter-Gaud hit a shot with four seconds remaining to send the game into OT.

Andy Anderson added 17 points and Monica Bundy scored 13 for the Eagles, who led 21-10 at halftime after holding Porter-Gaud scoreless in the second quarter.

Hilton Head Christian (9-7 overall, 1-1 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) plays at Pinewood Prep on Thursday.

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