High Schools

Prep Roundup, Jan. 25: Hilton Head High wrestlers 2nd at own tournament

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 26, 2014 

WRESTLING

Hilton Head Island High tournament: Richmond Hill (Ga.) won the eight-team individual tournament, while host Hilton Head Island High finished second.

The Seahawks supplied two teams on the day, placing 11 wrestlers in the top three. Matt Levy (126 pounds) and Martin Duane (182) won championships. Finishing second for the Seahawks were Logan Johnston (106), Jermaine Robinson (113), Mark Entrup (138) and Dillon Roberts (152). Third-place finishers were Matt Roberts (106), Chance Bentzoni (120), Jeb Lesch (126), Brock Massey (132), Devin Chisolm (195) and Corey Erskine (220).

Whale Branch crowned one champion, heavyweight Max Ford. The Warriors also had a runner-up in 182-pounder Stephon Eugene. Chris Conn (120), Thomas Vicuna (145) and Alex Corn (160) each placed fourth.

Hilton Head High hosts Bluffton and Whale Branch wrestles at Burke on Wednesday to close the regular season.

Sumter Duals: Bluffton finished fourth while setting the school mark for dual victories, and Battery Creek won seven straight matches after dropping its opener on Friday to eventual champion Boiling Springs.

Bluffton (36-9) topped Stratford and Sumter to start Saturday, but dropped its next two matches to White Knoll and Wando. Levi Joly (113 pounds), Talon Seitz (138) and Michael Meyerink (160) all went undefeated on the weekend. Seitz, a sophomore, passed the 100-win mark for his career.

After the loss to Boiling Springs, Battery Creek defeated Hanahan, Marion, North Myrtle Beach, Camden, Bamberg-Ehrhardt, Central Academy (N.C.) and Westwood. Omar Daniels, Brian Labean and Malik Morgan were named to the all-tournament team for the Dolphins (40-14).

Battery Creek wrestles a quad match at home on Wednesday, while Bluffton closes out its regular season that night at Hilton Head High.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Christian Academy 56, First Baptist 40: Andy Anderson scored 13 of her 15 points in the first quarter to spark the Eagles to victory.

Ziaira Doe also finished with 15 points, and Francesca Guidobono added 10 for Hilton Head Christian (12-2 overall, 4-2 region). Hannah Reynolds had six, Bria McCarthy scored three and Macee Tamminen had two for the Eagles, who play at St. Andrew's on Tuesday.

Emily Peters scored 12 to lead First Baptist.

BOYS BASKETBALL

First Baptist 57, Hilton Head Christian Academy 50: With guards Brad Meccariello and Deo'vonte Doe out of town on college trips, the Eagles found themselves down by as much as 20 and couldn't complete the comeback.

Ryan Barrett finished with 15 points and Zach Polk added nine points for Hilton Head Christian (6-9 overall, 1-4 region), which plays at St. Andrew's on Tuesday.

Shaquille Richardson scored 15 and Hudson Taylor had 14 to lead First Baptist.

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