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Prep Roundup, Dec. 7: Beaufort High boys edge Ridgeland-Hardeeville, 70-68

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 8, 2013 


Beaufort High 70, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 68: Adonis Grant and Carlton Johnson scored 17 points each to lead the Eagles to a hard-fought win.

Jawon Mack added 13 points for Beaufort High (2-0), which led 32-30 at halftime.

Beaufort hosts Estill on Monday night.

Nazair Wilson led Ridgeland-Hardeeville with 13 points. Ransom Dunham and Richard Garvin scored 11 apiece.

Bluffton 54, Wade Hampton 34: D.J. Dobson had 13 points and Adriel Willis chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds to power the Bobcats.

Bluffton guard BJ Hill contributed nine points and starred defensively, shutting down Wade Hampton's top offensive threat.

Bluffton led 27-22 at halftime.

Bluffton visits Whale Branch on Tuesday.

Hilton Head Prep 57, Laurence Manning 54: The Dolphins picked up a quality win under difficult circumstances, moving to 3-0 on the season.

Prep played without star forward Randy Young, who was on a college visit, and without John Eck for most of the second half. Eck, who scored 12 points in the first half, fouled out early in the second half.

Brennan Mikell picked up some of the slack, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Noah Sulek added 12 points and 10 rebounds, and John Larson had eight boards.

"They really overcame huge adversity today," Prep coach Jerry Faulkner said. "Missing Randy and John Eck fouling out, they didn't drop their heads. Laurence Manning has a very good basketball team."

Prep (3-0) plays at Memorial Day in Savannah on Tuesday.


Bluffton 51, Wade Hampton 33: The Bobcats rebounded from a loss in Friday's opener to win on the road.

Guard Dynasty Mervin had 23 points to lead Bluffton. Diamon Smalls chipped in 10 points.

Bluffton (1-1) travels to Whale Branch on Tuesday.

Laurence Manning 61, Hilton Head Prep 26: Kendall Smith and Cori Leonard scored eight points apiece in the loss for Prep (1-2), which plays again at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Day in Savannah.

Perrin Jackson had 15 points and Maddie Reyes scored 12 for Laurence Manning.

Colleton Prep 57, Thomas Heyward Academy 25: The hosts were too much for the Rebels in the finals of the Colleton Prep tournament.

Allison Brendlin's six points led Thomas Heyward Academy. Sophomore Sydney Glassberg and freshman Ellie Bryan added four points each.

Thomas Heyward next hosts Hilton Head Christian at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Bluffton: Anchored by 138-pound sophomore Talon Seitz, the Bobcats went 7-2 and finished in third place to open their season at North Myrtle Beach's Chief Classic Duals on Friday and Saturday.

Seitz went 9-0 on the weekend and was named the outstanding wrestler for the tournament, which featured 18 teams.

Kelham (Va.) won the tournament, defeating Ashley Ridge in the final.

Bluffton defeated Aynor, 42-38, in the third place match. On Friday night, the Bobcats registered the 200th dual victory in school history, topping Loris, 55-24.

Bluffton (7-2) hosts Sumter at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Beaufort High: The Eagles finished 18th out of 25 schools at Eastside High School's Southern Slam in Greenville, but did bring home one individual champion.

Jake Sharp went 5-0 to take the title at 113 pounds. Connor Lundgaard was the only other Eagle to place, finishing eighth at 220 pounds.

Beaufort High hosts West Ashley and James Island on Tuesday.

Hilton Head High: Martin Duane didn't get scored upon all day and won the 182-pound title at Woodmont's Wildcat Invitational, helping the Seahawks finish seventh as a team.

Hilton Head High took two teams to the tournament, which featured 18 teams, and had 13 wrestlers place. The Seahawks' other place-winners: Matt Levy (2nd 120), Brock Massey (3rd 138), Jose Gomez (5th 145), Nigel Harris (7th 113), Mark Entrup (7th 132), Andrew Kirby (7th 170), Jeffrey Wilson (7th 220), Matt Roberts (8th 106), Miles Wedeking (8th 120), Chris Soler (8th 138), Edgardo Dominguez (8th 170), Trevor Pascoe (8th 195).

Hilton Head High wrestles a dual on Tuesday at Richmond Hill, Ga.

Leon Maxwell Memorial Invitational: Battery Creek dominated Bamberg-Ehrhardt's eight-team tournament, crowning five individual champions and finishing runner-up in four other weight classes.

Taking titles for Battery Creek were: Omar Daniels (113 pounds), Brian Labean (145), Porter Mahan (152), Malik Morgan (170) and Cooper Kaminsky (195). Finishing second were: Joseph Cuevas (106), Turhon White (138), Craig Truitt (182) and Christian Amaya (220). Caleb Weaver (132) took third place.

Three Whale Branch wrestlers earned top-three finishes for first-year coach Josh Duplessis.

At heavyweight, Max Ford went 3-0 to win the championship. Stephon Eugene posted a 2-1 record on the way to a runner-up finish at 195 pounds, and Thomas Vicuna finished 2-1 for third place at 160.

Battery Creek hosts a quad at 6 p.m. Wednesday against Burke, Stall and Benedictine.

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