Prep roundup, Jan. 30: Hilton Head Prep boys top rival Hilton Head Christian for 1st region win of season

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 30, 2013 

Hilton Head Prep held Hilton Head Christian Academy scoreless in the second quarter on the way to Dolphins' first SCISAA Region 3-AAA win this season, a 50-35 victory over the Eagles.

The Dolphins, whose fans rushed the court at the end of the game, were led by Randy Young's double-double -- 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Shaun Topper added 12 points for the Dolphins (12-10, 1-6), while John Eck scored 11.

"The Dolphins did a beautiful job of sharing the basketball," said Prep coach Jerry Faulkner, pointing out they had 12 assists on their 15 field goals.

Charlie Wilmot led the Dolphins with six assists and played an "excellent defensive game," according to Faulkner.

"We tried to concentrate on their scorers and our guys did a great job of playing team defense," Faulkner said of the Dolphins' tough defense. "It's played as a team. It's not one individual stops one individual. Our team played as it's supposed to be played.

"And we shot it well and that was the difference."

Brad Meccariello led the Eagles (9-11, 2-5) with 13 points.

The two teams split their four games this season. In addition to splitting their two regular-season meetings, they also faced off in two tournaments, splitting those, as well.

The Dolphins host Pinewood Prep at 7:15 p.m. on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Island 44, James Island 41: Michael Julian went 7 for 9 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to make up for the fact the Seahawks didn't score a field goal in the frame.

Tied late at 41-all, Julian made three of four free throws in the end game to decide the margin of victory. The senior went 10 for 15 from the line and led the way with 18 points.

Aaron Frazier added 15 for the Seahawks (11-10, 3-4 Region 6-AAA), who play Friday at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

Whale Branch 71, Estill 42: Jay Abney led four Warriors in double figures with 15 points as No. 1-ranked Whale Branch (18-2, 7-0) dominated Estill.

Simeon Middleton (13 points, five assists, two steals, four rebounds), Charles Jiles (12 points, six assists, two steals) and Michael Middleton (10 points, eight rebounds, three assists, three steals) were the other Warriors in double figures.

Dee Delaney added nine points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Whale Branch plays Friday at Bethune-Bowman.

  • JV: Estill 36, Whale Branch 32

  • Summerville 69, Beaufort High 47: Thomas Parker and Juwan Mack each scored 10 and Parker added six rebounds, but the Eagles couldn't slow the Green Wave (17-4, 7-0 Region 8-AAAA).

    Anthony White added seven, while Lamont Fripp, Marlon Williams and Adonis Grant each had six. Otis McLain had seven rebounds, while Fripp added 5.

    Summerville's Brandon Wilkerson led all scorers with 27, and Timothy Singleton added 16.

    The Eagles (12-8, 2-5) play Friday at Ashley Ridge.

    Charleston Collegiate 69, Thomas Heyward 39: Jequan Perry led all scorers with 31 points, and Ty Solomon added 16 for Charleston Collegiate.

    Zack Newton led the Rebels (8-13) with 12. Davis Owens and Dylan Tillotson each added eight, and Jason Quick had eight rebounds.

    The Rebels host hosts Beaufort Academy on Friday.

    Colleton County 53, Bluffton 46: Colleton County snapped a seven-game losing streak with the win against the Bobcats.

  • Middle school playoffs: Lady's Island 34, Beaufort 20 -- Lady's Island (10-1) will play at 5 p.m. Thursday at McCracken (10-1) for the Beaufort County Middle School Championship.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL

    Whale Branch 69, Estill 49: S'Nitra Mack notched her fourth double-double of the season to spark the host Warriors, who played for the first time since climbing to No. 3 in Monday's Class 1-A poll.

    Mack finished with 28 points and 13 rebounds. Sharrin Reed chipped in 14 points, freshman Jonae Riley scored 10 and Kemoni Jenkins contributed eight points and six assists.

    Lateisha Garvin scored 19 to lead three players in double figures for Estill.

    The Warriors (15-3, 5-0 Region 5-A) pulled away after leading 31-25 at halftime.

    Whale Branch hits the road Friday for a game at Bethune-Bowman.

    Hilton Head High 35, James Island 23: Lauryn Bush scored 13 and the Seahawks shut down the Trojans after halftime, earning a Region 8-AAA win at home.

    Americal Jenkins chipped in 10 points and 18 rebounds for Hilton Head High, which allowed only seven points over the final two quarters after trailing 16-15 at halftime.

    "I thought we played really well defensively in the second half," said ninth-year Seahawks coach Dave Greenberg.

    Hilton Head High (15-6, 5-2) next plays Friday, traveling to Class 3-A No. 1 Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

    Thomas Heyward Academy 58, Charleston Collegiate 15: Jamie Malphrus scored 24 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and made four steals and Brielle Jungblut scored 20 with six steals and five assists as the Rebels (19-2, 7-0) clinched the SCISAA Region 1-AA title.

    Taylor Ernestine added eight points, six rebounds, five steals and two assists.

    Thomas Heyward hosts Beaufort Academy in the regular-season finale on Friday before hosting next week's region tournament.

    Beaufort Academy 34, St. Andrew's 32: The Eagles sealed a least a third-place spot in SCISAA Region 1-AA as Miranda Weslake led the way with 15 points.

    For Beaufort Academy, Kiana Fortner added eight points, Charlotte Defosse had six and Anna Dyer had two points with 10 rebounds

    The Eagles (9-8, 4-3) trailed 30-24 with six minutes left before the took the lead late and held on. They travel to Thomas Heyward on Friday.

  • JV: Beafort Academy 20, St. Andrew's 11

  • Summerville 67, Beaufort High 31: Jordan Fields scored 14 to lead the Eagles.

    Beaufort High (1-19, 0-7 Region 8-AAAA ) next visits Ashley Ridge on Friday.

  • Middle school playoffs: Lady's Island 25, Hilton Head Island 19 -- Lady's Island (10-1) will play Beaufort (10-1) at 5 p.m. Thursday for the Beaufort County Middle School Championship.

  • WRESTLING

    Region 6-A Championships: Six Battery Creek wrestlers came away with region titles at Bishop England.

    Placing first in their respective weight classes for the Dolphins were Joseph Cuevas (106 pounds), Jimmy Sanchez (126), DeAndre Johnson (160), Brayden Smith (170) , William Ferlow 182) and Isiah Sloan (195).

    Battery Creek returns to the mat this weekend at the Lower State Duals in Edisto.

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