High Schools

Prep Roundup, Dec. 26: Whale Branch girls fall in Bobcat Classic opener

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 27, 2013 

Bluffton's Johnnie Gaston, front, and Beaufort High's Brittany Whitmore battle for a rebound during their Thursday game in Bluffton High School's Bobcat Classic basketball tournament.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Glynn Academy (Ga.) 51, Whale Branch 47: The Warriors dropped their opening game in Bluffton High School's Bobcat Classic, falling to Glynn Academy in a game at McCracken Middle School.

Kemoni Jenkins led Whale Branch (6-3) with 17 points, four assists and five steals. Dianne Rogers and Taniqua Johnson each had 10 points, and Jonae Riley had six points and 15 rebounds.

Whale Branch plays again at 4:30 p.m. Friday vs. Etowah (Ga.) at Bluffton High.

North Augusta 52, Battery Creek 36: The Dolphins dropped their first-round game at the Lake Marion Invitational despite getting 15 points, nine rebounds and six steals from Daisja Cannon.

Ericka Alston added eight points and six rebounds for Battery Creek (5-3). Deja Moultrie had seven points and Taniqua Mungin scored four points.

The Dolphins continue tournament play at 2:30 p.m. Friday against Garrett Tech Academy.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beaufort High 63, Manning 53: Kendrick Colvin scored 18 points to lead five Beaufort High players in double figures, as the Eagles won their opener in the Burke tournament

Adonis Grant had 13 points, Carlton Johnson scored 12 points, and Jawan Mack and Darryl Owens each scored 10 for the Eagles (7-1).

Beaufort High plays again at 8:30 p.m. Friday against either Burke or Bethune-Bowman.

Battery Creek 60, Bradwell Institute (Ga.) 52: Devonte Wilson and Yuneek Crittendon each scored 14 points to lead Battery Creek to victory in a tournament in Statesboro, Ga.

Tavian Heyward added 10 points, and Cleveland Hampton finished with five points and eight rebounds. Wilson had six rebounds and Crittendon had three assists for the Doplhins (6-2), who face Liberty County at 5 p.m. Friday.

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