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Prep Roundup, Jan. 24: Hilton Head Prep boys run away from Porter-Gaud, 74-55

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 25, 2014 

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GAR's Isaiah Francis dunks the ball early in the first quarter, Thursday Dec. 12, 2013, during the game against Hazleton Area in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (AP Photo Citizens' Voice/Andrew Krech) cv13GARbballp2

ANDREW KRECH — File -- The Associated Press

BOYS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Prep 74, Porter-Gaud 55: John Eck scored 28 points and Randy Young had 26 to help the Hilton Head Prep boys basketball team pick up a rare win over region opponent Porter-Gaud, 74-55, on Friday night.

The final score was nearly the opposite of the teams' meeting up in Charleston earlier this year, when Hilton Head Prep lost 79-56.

Friday's game looked like it was going to be a tight one, with host Prep holding a 28-26 lead at halftime. But the Dolphins found another gear over the final two quarters.

"Great ball movement and sharing the basketball," Prep coach Jerry Faulkner said. "They're very athletic and they were pressing, and we were able to find the open man. That was the difference. It was a total team effort."

Eck also added 10 rebounds and Young had seven. Brennan Mikell contributed 10 points and four boards for the Dolphins (10-5 overall, 2-4 region), who host Beaufort Academy on Tuesday.

K.J. James had 35 points -- going 17 of 21 from the free-throw line -- to lead Porter-Gaud. He scored 44 in the teams' earlier meeting.

Beaufort High 58, Colleton County 46: Beaufort High continued its strong season, picking up a Region 8-AAAA win over visiting Colleton County.

Carlton Johnson led Beaufort High with 14 points, Jawan Mack added 13 and Kendrick Colvin had 12.

The Eagles (15-2 overall, 2-1 region) host region-leading Bluffton on Tuesday.

LaTrell Nieves scored 19 points and Jami Sanders had 17 for Colleton County.

Stall 54, Hilton Head High 50: The Seahawks remained winless in Region 8-AAA with their fourth straight loss by four points or less.

Senior point guard Jacob Coltrane led Hilton Head High with 13 points. Craig Ryan, Troy Clifford and Patrick Riley each scored 10.

Jordan Carswell led Stall with 17 points.

The Seahawks (3-15, 0-3) next host Hanahan on Tuesday.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 52, Burke 47: Guard Terrance Frazier notched 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals to propel the Jaguars.

Gaylus Bailey added 10 points for Ridgeland-Hardeeville, and Richard Garvin added seven points, six rebounds and took three charges.

The Jaguars (9-5 overall, 7-1 Region 6-AA) travel to Estill on Saturday.

Garrett Academy Tech 62, Battery Creek 58: Poor free-throw shooting doomed Battery Creek, as visiting Garrett Tech was able to rally from an 11-point halftime deficit to knock off the Dolphins.

Battery Creek (11-6 overall, 6-2 Region 6-AA) was only 4 of 12 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Devonte Wilson led the Dolphins with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Battery Creek plays at region-leading Ridgeland-Hardeeville on Tuesday.

Northwood Academy 60, Hilton Head Christian Academy 40: Ryan Barrett had 12 points to lead the Eagles in defeat.

Brad Meccariello added nine for Hilton Head Christian.

Douglas White paced Northwood Academy with 12 points, and Tavon Major scored 11.

The Eagles (5-7 overall, 1-3 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) next play at First Baptist on Saturday.

Middle School: St. Francis 28, Bolden 26

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Colleton County 65, Beaufort High 33: Deyja Brown scored 20 points to lead Colleton County and keep the Eagles winless in Region 8-AAAA.

Beaufort High was led by freshman Naijuia Moyd, who scored 14 points. Aaliyah Smalls added eight points for the Eagles (4-13 overall, 0-4 region), who host Bluffton on Tuesday.

JV: Colleton County 27, Beaufort High 17

Stall 55, Hilton Head Island High 49: The Seahawks were beaten on the boards and had too many turnovers as they dropped their second straight road contest in Region 8-AAA.

Stall (9-5 overall, 3-1 region) built a 14-point lead, but Hilton Head High cut it to three in the last minute before ending up with what coach Dave Greenberg described as a "disappointing loss."

Americal Jenkins had a huge game for the Seahawks (11-6, 2-2), piling up 22 points and 21 rebounds. Lauryn Bush added 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Rachel Friend finished with six points for Hilton Head, which hosts Hanahan on Tuesday.

Alexus Richardson led Stall with 15 points.

Battery Creek 61: Garrett Tech 15: Daisja Cannon had 18 points, eight steals, five rebounds and three assists to spark the Dolphins to a Region 6-AA win.

Battery Creek's Maty Dearsman added 14 points and six rebounds, Brianna Tolbert chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals, and Ericka Alston rang up eight points, 15 rebounds and two steals.

The Dolphins (13-4 overall, 7-1 region) play Tuesday at Ridgeland-Hardeeville.

Northwood Academy 94, Hilton Head Christian Academy 49: Andy Anderson scored 21 points in the first half -- finishing with 26 -- but it couldn't help the Eagles overcome Amber Campbell and the Chargers.

Campbell racked up 43 points, and Northwood Academy made 11 shots from beyond the 3-point arc in the win.

Ziaira Doe had 15 points for Hilton Head Christian (11-2 overall, 3-2 region), which trailed 46-27 at halftime. Hannah Reynolds added four, and Bria McCarthy and Francesca Guidobono each scored two in the loss.

Hilton Head Christian faces First Baptist at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in a game at James Island Christian.

Porter-Gaud 51, Hilton Head Prep 6: Kendall Smith scored all six points in the Dolphins' loss.

Beau Faith led the Cyclones with 17 points.

Hilton Head Prep (3-11 overall, 0-6 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) next hosts Beaufort Academy on Tuesday.

Middle School: St. Francis 32, Bolden 2

WRESTLING

Sumter Duals: Bluffton went 3-0 on the opening day of the tournament, notching its 34th win of the season to match the school mark set in 2008.

The Bobcats (34-7) defeated Camden, 55-24, Greenwood, 60-24, and Carolina Forest, 48-28

Seven Bluffton wrestlers had three pins apiece on Friday: Kaden Seitz (106 pounds), Levi Joly (113), Buddy Drew (120), Lloyd Williams (132), Talon Seitz (138), Mike Meyerink (160) and Zaid Rueda (182).

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