Prep Roundup, Feb. 13: Hilton Head High boys get first playoff win since 2005

sports@islandpacket.comFebruary 13, 2013 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head High 60, Midland Valley 50: The Hilton Head Island High School boys basketball team earned its first playoff victory since 2005 on Tuesday night, winning a first-round Class 3-A game at Midland Valley, 60-50.

The Seahawks jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the game and led most of the way until Midland Valley (17-10) caught up and briefly took the lead in the fourth quarter. Hilton Head High (14-11) promptly went on a 10-0 run to reclaim the lead and put the game away.

"We executed pretty well," Seahawks coach Ken Updike said. "Down the stretch we did a pretty good job of getting the ball in and making free throws."

Aaron Frazier led Hilton Head with 19 points. Michael Julian contributed 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals. Jacob Coltrane added 13 points and five rebounds.

"We did a really good job of running the press break," Updike said. "We scored on several long out-of-bounds plays."

Chris MacMurray keyed several of those plays, recording four assists on inbound passes. He also had four rebounds and three steals.

The Seahawks will travel to face top-seeded Hartsville on Friday in the second round.

Hilton Head Christian 61, Beaufort Academy 38: Brad Meccariello scored 25 points to help Hilton Head Christian close out the regular season with a win.

Zach Polk added 10 points for Hilton Head Christian (10-14), who led 24-13 at halftime in the non-region matchup.

Charles Sanford scored 14 points to lead Beaufort Academy. Finn Koppernaes scored 13 points.

Hilton Head Prep 52, Bible Baptist 50: The Dolphins came back from a five-point deficit in the final four minutes to end its regular season with a win.

Prep (14-12) won on senior night despite playing without their only senior, Charlie Wilmot, who was sidelined after suffering a concussion and breaking his hand in a game last week.

John Eck had 15 points and eight rebounds to lead the Dolphins. Randy Young added 10 points, John Sheehan had eight points, and Cole Gardocki pulled in eight rebounds and went 6 of 6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Keynnard Campbell led Bible Baptist with 17 points.

Middle school: St. Gregory 37, St. Francis 14

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Battery Creek 57, Silver Bluff 18: Daisja Cannon had 26 points, 14 assists and three rebounds as the Dolphins dominated the whole way in their first-round Class 2-A playoff game.

Ericka Alston had 10 points and eight rebounds, and Tatyana Fripp also had 10 points for Battery Creek (17-8), which led 27-2 at halftime.

The Dolphins will travel to Bishop England on Friday for their second-round game.

Hilton Head Christian 67, Beaufort Academy 29: Macee Tamminen and Monica Bundy scored 16 points apiece to help Hilton Head Christian roll to the win.

Andy Anderson added 11, Hannah Reynolds scored 10 and Audrey Bensch eight for Hilton Head Christian (19-10), which awaits to find out its first-round SCISAA playoff opponent.

Miranda Weslake scored nine points and Briley Langehans had eight to lead Beaufort Academy (10-11).

Middle school: St. Francis 24, St. Gregory 11

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