Dutch Fork tops Hilton Head Island High boys in finals of Seahawk Holiday Classic; Henderson (Tenn.) wins girls crown

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 24, 2013 

Hilton Head Island High's Cameron Halseth (23) finds space past a apir of Dutch Fork players during the boys championship game in the Seahawk Holiday Classic tournament on Monday night at Hilton Head Island High School on Hilton Head Island.

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Hometown hopes of a championship in the Seahawk Holiday Classic were dashed early on Monday, as Dutch Fork jumped out to a big early lead and cruised to a 67-39 victory over Hilton Head Island High in the boys title game.

Henderson (Tenn.) defeated Smyrna (Tenn.) 53-51 for the girls championship earlier in the day.

The Hilton Head Island High girls also wrapped up their tournament play with a 57-32 loss to Severn School (Md.).

In the boys finals, tournament MVP Austin Williams and all-tournament pick Christian Mills scored 11 points each for Dutch Fork.

Aaron Frazier led the short-handed Seahawks with a game-high 23 points.

Hilton Head Island High (2-7) was missing three starters due to injury and other reasons.

Frazier and teammate Troy Clifford were all-tournament picks.

For the Hilton Head Island High girls, all-tournament pick Americal Jenkins had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Friend also scored 10 for the Seahawks (6-3).

The Severn girls and Pendleton County boys won sportsmanship awards.

Seahawk Holiday Classic

GIRLS

Monday's Games

Fort Mill 77, Pendleton County (Ky.) 28

Booker T. Washington (Tenn.) 52, Easley 40

Severn School (Md.) 57, Hilton Head Island High 32

Championship: Henderson (Tenn.) 53, Smyrna (Tenn.) 51

BOYS

Monday's Games

Pendleton County (Ky.) 60, Buford 48

Severn School (Md.) 73, Cumberland County (Tenn.) 54

Championship: Dutch Fork 67, Hilton Head Island High 39

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