High Schools

Prep Roundup, Jan. 7: Freeman leads Battery Creek boys to win at Bishop England

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 8, 2014 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Battery Creek 66, Bishop England 62: Eric Freeman had 28 points and 10 rebounds to help the Battery Creek boys basketball team hang on for a 66-62 win over Region 6-AA foe Bishop England.

Devonte Wilson added 14 points and five rebounds for Battery Creek, which led by 20 in the first half.

The Dolphins (8-3) next host Woodland on Friday.

South Effingham 47, Hilton Head Island High 42: The Seahawks held a five-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 15-5 in the final period to lose in Guyton, Ga.

Troy Clifford scored 13 points to lead Hilton Head High (3-11). Aaron Frazier added 11 and Tate Steinour finished with nine points.

The Seahawks open their region schedule Tuesday at Berkeley.

Memorial Day 54, Hilton Head Christian Academy 44: Brad Meccariello scored 13 points and Chris Edwards had 12, but it wasn't enough to lift Hilton Head Christian.

The Eagles (2-3) play their reigon opener Friday at Porter-Gaud.

Alonzo Baker had 14 points and Deric Wright scored 13 for Memorial Day.

Beaufort Academy 55, Coastal Hurricanes 44: Freshman Kane Thorp had 24 points, five rebounds and five steals to lead the Eagles to a win over the Coastal home-school team. His 3-pointer helped stop a Hurricanes surge at the beginning of the second half and sparked a Beaufort Academy rally.

Nicky Macuch finished with a double-double for Beaufort Academy (4-7), posting 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Kevin Williams nearly had a double-double as well with nine points and nine boards.

The Eagles host Bible Baptist on Friday.

Daniel Collins had 21 points to lead the Hurricanes.

JV: Beaufort Academy 36, Coastal Hurricanes 24

Middle School: St. Francis 34, HHCA 22

GIRLS BASKETBALL

South Effingham 60, Hilton Head Island High 46: Rachel Friend scored a career-high 23 points, but the Seahawks fell on the road in Georgia.

Americal Jenkins finished with 12 points and 17 rebounds for Hilton Head High (9-5), but she got into foul trouble in the second half and South Effingham (12-2) was able to break open a close game while the Seahawks' main post presence was on the bench.

Tiffany Banks added six points and Lauryn Bush had five for Hilton Head High, which opens region play on Tuesday at Berkeley.

Tianna Germain had 21 points and Shandrea Leverett added 15 for the Mustangs.

Hilton Head Christian Academy 64, Memorial Day 46: Ziaira Doe scored 22 points and Andy Anderson had 21 to lead the Eagles to victory.

Monica Bundy added 14 points and Hannah Reynolds had five as Hilton Head Christian (5-0) stayed perfect.

The Eagles open region play Friday at Porter-Gaud.

Shareka Dukes scored 21 points to lead Memorial Day.

Bishop England 67, Battery Creek 43: Michele Boykin scored 24 points and Mary Harriet Moore had 23 to help Bishop England hand Battery Creek its first loss of the season in Region 6-AA.

Daisja Cannon had 23 points and four rebounds in the loss for the Dolphins (7-4 overall, 2-1 region). Ericka Alston added four points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots. Brianna Tolbert finished with six points, six rebounds and three assists. Taniqua Mungin had six points, and Deja Moultrie came up with four steals for the Dolphins, who host Woodland at 6 p.m. Friday.

Beaufort Academy 48, Coastal Hurricanes 18: Miranda Weslake came off the bench to score 21 points in the Eagles' 30-point rout.

Hope Gray added 10 points, and Carli Cline led the defense for Beaufort Academy (5-4), which led 28-9 at halftime.

The Eagles host Bible Baptist at 6 p.m. Friday.

Dorchester Academy 36, Thomas Heyward Academy 34: Two late baskets in the paint helped lift host Dorchester Academy over the Rebels.

Sydney Glassberg finished with seven points, and Ellie Bryan and Beth Malphrus each scored six for Thomas Heyward (4-6), which had four players foul out.

The Rebels play their region opener Friday at St. Andrew's in Savannah.

JV: Thomas Heyward 18, Dorchester Academy 14

Middle School: Hilton Head Christian 31, St. Francis 18

WRESTLING

Hilton Head Island High: The Seahawks started off the Region 7-AAA season with three victories at a quad meet hosted by Hanahan.

Hilton Head High opened with a 37-32 win over defending region and Lower State champion Hanahan, then defeated James Island 36-30 before concluding with a 66-16 rout of Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

The victory over James Island was in doubt until the final match, when first-year wrestler Sam Rini came through with a win by decision. Tuesday's sweep is an example of a Hilton Head High squad peaking as the season progresses, coach Mike Newton said.

"We are more healthy now than we have been all year," he said. "... We're still missing some pieces, but we're getting closer."

Five Hilton Head High wrestlers went unbeaten Tuesday: Logan Johnston (106 pounds), Matt Levy (126), Brock Massey (132), J.T. Smith (145) and Martin Duane (182).

The Seahawks (7-10) next wrestle at this weekend's Greenwood Invitational.

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