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Prep Roundup, Dec. 14: Hilton Head Prep boys, HHCA girls win RET titles

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 15, 2013 

Hilton Head Prep's Noah Sulek goes up for a shot during the RET Thomas Tournament boys championship game with Bible Baptist on Saturday night.

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Hilton Head Prep 68, Bible Baptist 33: The Hilton Head Prep boys basketball team got 25 points from Brennan Mikell on Saturday night in defeating Bible Baptist, 68-33, to win the championship of the RET Thomas Memorial Tournament for the first time in four years.

"We're very proud of them," Prep coach Jerry Faulkner said. "They've done a great job."

Hilton Head Prep (5-1) led 29-14 at the half and pulled away even more over the final two quarters.

John Eck finished with 21 points, Noah Sulek scored 12 points, and Randy Young had six points and 10 rebounds. Trevor Martin led the team in assists.

"It's great to win any tournament, but a tournament named for a student here at Prep, taken by cancer while in high school, whose parents have workd so hard to raise money for cancer research, makes it extra special," Faulkner said.

Prep's boys return to action Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., hosting Memorial Day, a team that handed them a one-point loss last week for their only loss of the season.

Hilton Head Christian Academy 65, Coastal Hurricanes 45: The Eagles won the consolation game of the RET Thomas Memorial Tournament at Hilton Head Prep, overcoming a game-high 25 points from the Coastal Hurricanes' Daniel Collins.

Forward Josh Polk and guard Brad Meccariello had 12 points apiece to lead Hilton Head Christian. Ryan Barrett chipped in 10 points for the Eagles, who led 31-26 at the half.

Hilton Head Christian (2-2) takes a holiday break before next facing Savannah's Memorial Day on Jan. 6.

Whale Branch 65, Wade Hampton 47: Denzel Daniel had 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Devonta Glover added 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors to victory.

Justin Rhode also hit double figures, scoring 12 points to go with four assists and five steals.

Simeon Middleton contributed seven points, five assists and four steals, and Michael Middleton had seven points for the Warriors (4-2), who host Hilton Head Island High at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.


Hilton Head Christian Academy 63, Hilton Head Prep 16: The Eagles showed no mercy to the host team in the finals of the RET Thomas Memorial Tournament, bolting out to a 37-4 lead by halftime and cruising home with the title.

Hilton Head Christian had four players score in double figures: Ziaira Doe with 17, Macee Tamminen with 13, Andy Anderson with 12 and Monica Bundy with 11. Hilton Head Christian (4-0) now takes a break until January.

Kendall Smith led the host Dolphins with 10 points.

Bluffton 38, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 30: Diamon Smalls had 16 points to lead the Bobcats to the road victory. Baylor Davis added seven, and Johnnie Gaston and Tatyanna Fripp each scored five for Bluffton (2-2), which will host Wade Hampton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

NyJae Boozer led Ridgeland-Hardeeville with 10 points.

Whale Branch 55, Wade Hampton 14: The Warriors coasted to an easy victory at home in Seabrook, getting 15 points, six rebounds and four steals from Jonae Riley.

Kemoni Jenkins added 12 points and seven steals, and Cynthia Rivers had six points and five steals for Whale Branch (5-1). Shaniqua Johnson had six points.

Whale Branch hosts Hilton Head Island High on Tuesday.


Cane Bay Duals: Bluffton High School went 4-1 to take third place in the 18-team duals, while Battery Creek finished in eighth place.

Bluffton beat Conway (37-24), Stratford (60-19) and Cane Bay (42-29) but lost to eventual champion Summerville (54-15). In the third-place match, the Bobcats defeated Wando (48-34).

Three Bobcats were unbeaten on the day, going 5-0: Lloyd Williams (132 pounds), Talon Seitz (138) and Mike Meyerink (170). Levi Joly (113) and Kaden Seitz (106) both went 4-1.

Bluffton (13-3 overall) will wrestle a tri-match on Tuesday at Bamberg-Ehrhardt.

Battery Creek finished in eighth place with a 3-2 record. The Dolphins defeated Colleton County, Hanahan and James Island while losing to Conway and host Cane Bay.

Brian Labean won all four of his matches at 145 pounds for the Dolphins. Other team standouts included Omar Daniels, Jonathan Wright, Daryl Foster, Porter Mahan, Craig Truitt and Tyler Muterspaugh.

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