High School Roundup, Dec. 27: Beaufort High boys to play for title at Modie Risher Classic

sports@islandpacket.comDecember 28, 2013 

A roundup of Friday's area high school sports action:

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beaufort 68, Burke 46: Kendrick Colvin scored 20 points to lead Beaufort High to a win over host Burke and a berth in Saturday's championship of the Modie Risher Classic.

Adonis Grant added 13, Jawan Mack scored 12 and Carlton Johnson had 11 for the Eagles (8-1). Ishmael Evans led Burke with 17.

Beaufort High will face Fort Dorchester in the 8:30 p.m. final.

"They're small and quick and they press all over the court," said Beaufort High head coach Bruce Beasley. "They trap. They play a lot of small ball. Basically, we'll try to make them adjust to us and we'll go from there."

Battery Creek 56, Liberty County (Ga.) 52: Yuneek Crittendon tallied 23 points, five assists and three steals as the Dolphins (7-2) remained one of two unbeaten teams at the Gentleman's Classic at Statesboro (Ga.) High School.

Eric Freeman added nine points and 13 rebounds for Battery Creek, which trailed 11-2 in the first quarter before cutting the lead to four at the half.

The Dolphins will face Statesboro (Ga.) at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Walnut Grove 74, Hilton Head Island 42: Greg Ryan scored a career-high 10 and Bryce Singleton added nine for the Seahawks (2-8) at the Walnut Grove Classic in Buford, Ga. Hilton Head Island faces Jefferson City (Ga.) at 2 p.m. Saturday.

GIRLS

Hilton Head Island 40, Walnut Grove (Ga.) 33: Americal Jenkins scored 17 and grabbed 20 rebounds to lead the Seahawks (7-3) to the semifinals of the Walnut Grove Classic in Buford, Ga.

In what coach Dave Greenberg called "a very tight game," the Seahawks led 24-23 at the end of three quarters. But big threes from Tiffany Banks and Rachel Friend and buckets from Lauren Bush and Savannah Reier pushed the final margin to seven. Bush and Reier added six rebounds.

Hilton Head faces Jefferson City (Ga.) at 6:30 p.m.

Etowah (Ga.) 53, Whale Branch 44: A two-point third quarter was likely the downfall of the Warriors (6-3) in the second round of the Bobcat Classic.

"That's what killed us," Whale Branch coach Wilbert Bryant said.

The loss overshadowed a fine performance by Kemoni Jenkins, who had 25 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal. Jonae Riley added nine points and 15 rebounds.

"We had 25 offensive rebounds and converted two," Bryant said. "Every loss is a lesson."

The Warriors face Wade Hampton at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Battery Creek 36, Garrett 15: Daisja Cannon led the Dolphins with 16 points and Ericka Alston added 10 in a winning effort at the Lake Marion Invitational. Battery Creek improves to 6-3.

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