High Schools

Prep Roundup, Nov. 30: Whale Branch girls, Battery Creek boys win tournament titles

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 1, 2013 

All-tournament pick Kemoni Jenkins had 20 points, finals MVP Shaniqua Johnson scored 17 and Whale Branch won the girls championship at the Battery Creek Classic with a 52-46 overtime victory over the host Dolphins.

Whale Branch, which won its second straight, held Battery Creek scoreless in overtime.

Daisja Cannon led Battery Creek (1-1) with 15 points, four rebounds, three assists and four steals. Taniqua Mungin added 14 points -- the last two coming on a pair of free throws with no time left in regulation -- and had four steals. Ericka Alston had six points and 12 rebounds, Brianna Tolbert had six points and four boards, and Maty Deersman had five points and six rebounds.

The Warriors visit Hilton Head Island High on Tuesday.

Battery Creek and Whale Branch play again at 6 p.m. Saturday in Seabrook.


Battery Creek 85, Cane Bay 55: Devonte Wilson had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead the Battery Creek boys basketball team to an 85-55 win over Cane Bay on Saturday night in the championship game of the Hargray Battery Creek Classic.

Yuneek Crittendon added 16 points and Markell Smalls had 10 points and four rebounds for the Dolphins (2-0), who defeated Savannah's Groves High School on Friday night in the four-team tournament.

Battery Creek will be back in action next Saturday at Whale Branch.

Whale Branch 57, Groves 24: Denzel Daniel had 11 points and 13 rebounds to help the Warriors bounce back in the consolation round of the Hargray Battery Creek Classic.

Marlon Williams added eight points and eight rebounds, Justin Rhode had seven points, and Devonta Glover and David Lamb scored six points apiece for the Warriors (1-1), who lost to Cane Bay on Friday night in the four-team preaseason tournament.

Jay Abney added five points, Marcus Bell and Simeon Middleton had four each, and Michael Middleton and Chavone Simmons scored two for Whale Branch, which next travels Tuesday to Hilton Head Island High.

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