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Prep Roundup, Jan. 14: Jenkins leads Hilton Head High girls past Berkeley

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 15, 2014 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Island High 62, Berkeley 38: Junior forward Americal Jenkins had 24 points, 16 rebounds, four steals and two assists Tuesday night to power the Hilton Head Island High School girls basketball team to a 62-38 victory at Berkelely in the Region 8-AAA opener.

Hilton Head High's Tiffany Banks added 13 points, four steals and three blocks, Rachel Friend notched 11 points and two blocks, and Lauryn Bush finished with 10 points and five steals.

The Seahawks (10-5 1-0) led 56-24 heading into the final quarter.

"In the second and third quarters, especially, we were pretty good," Hilton Head High coach Dave Greenberg said.

Hilton Head High next hosts James Island on Friday.

Battery Creek 70, North Charleston 18: The Dolphins emptied their bench -- with every player in uniform scoring at least one point -- in a rout of North Charleston.

Daisja Cannon led Battery Creek with 23 points to go along with nine steals and six rebounds. Brianna Tolbert added 12 points and five boards, Taniqua Mungin finished with 11 points and nine rebounds, and Ericka Alston notched 10 points, eight rebounds, five steals and four blocks.

The Dolphins (10-4, 4-1 Region 6-AA) next host Burke on Thursday.

Whale Branch 41, Estill 14: Shaniqua Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Kemoni Jenkins contributed 10 points, eight assists and six steals as the Warriors cruised to a region win over visiting Estill.

Cheyenne Rogers and Shay White added six points apiece, and Jonae Riley pulled down seven rebounds for Whale Branch (10-5 overall, 2-0 Region 5-A), which plays Friday at Bethune-Bowman.

Thomas Heyward Academy 63, Charleston Collegiate 18: Beth Malphrus and Ellie Bryan finished with 12 points each to lead the Rebels to a SCISAA Region 1-AA win.

Jamie Davis chipped in 10 points for Thomas Heyward (5-7, 1-1).

The Rebels next host Beaufort Academy on Friday.

Middle school: St. Francis 26, Riverview 25

BOYS BASKETBALL

Berkeley 55, Hilton Head Island High 51: The Seahawks battled, but Berkeley was able to hit its free throws down the stretch to hold off Hilton Head High in their Region 8-AAA opener.

The Seahawks (3-12 overall, 0-1 region) never led in the game, but cut the deficit to two points after trailing by five at halftime. Berkeley hit nine of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter as the visiting Seahawks tried to rally.

Troy Clifford had a career-high 17 points, and Jacob Coltrane added 13 for Hilton Head High, which hosts James Island on Friday.

Diamonte Harley scored 12 points to lead Berkeley.

Battery Creek 61, North Charleston 42: Devonta Wilson had 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists to help Battery Creek remain undefeated in Region 6-AA.

Yuneek Crittendon added 19 points, three assists and three steals for the Dolphins (10-4 overall, 5-0 region), who host Burke on Thursday in another region matchup.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 52, Woodland 49: Terrance Frazier's 18 points sparked the Jaguars to a road victory.

Richard Garvin added 12 points for the winners.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville (7-4, 4-1 Region 6-AA) next hosts Garrett Tech on Friday.

Whale Branch 74, Estill 28: The top-ranked Warriors moved to 2-0 in Region 5-A, showcasing their depth once again.

Eleven Whale Branch players scored, led by Devonta Glover's 16 points and Simeon Middleton's 13.

Denzel Daniel added eight, Justin Rhode scored seven, Justin Pope and Chavonne Simmons had six each, Michael Middleton and David Lamb scored five apiece, Jay Abney had four, and Marlon Williams and Jovelle Coakley each finished with two.

Whale Branch (12-3 overall) plays at Bethune-Bowman on Friday.

JV: Whale Branch 35, Estill 32

Charleston Collegiate 74, Thomas Heyward Academy 44: Dylan Tillotson scored 18 points and Davis Owens had 15 as the Rebels fell to 0-2 in region.

Thomas Heyward (6-7) will host rival Beaufort Academy on Friday in Ridgeland.

Middle school: St. Francis 29, Riverview 24

WRESTLING

Battery Creek 75, North Charleston 6; Battery Creek 69, West Ashley 3: Battery Creek (28-11) overpowered its two opponents in the tri-match at North Charleston, only losing two individual matches on the night.

The Dolphins host the annual Coach Trap Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Whale Branch: The Warriors lost matchups against Bamberg-Ehrhardt and meet host Edisto.

Max Ford starred for Whale Branch at 285 pounds, finishing 2-0 with a forfeit.

The Warriors had forfeits in eight weight classes.

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