Whale Branch boys No. 1, girls No. 2 in SC prep basketball polls

sports@islandpacket.comJanuary 27, 2014 

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Again this week, Whale Branch Early College High School remains at No. 1 in the Class 1-A poll compiled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, while the Beaufort High boys sneak into the Class 4-A poll at No.10.

The Warriors (13-5, 5-0) sit alone atop Region 5-A, while the Eagles (15-2, 2-1) will host Region 8-AAAA leader Bluffton on Saturday.

On the girls side, Whale Branch (13-5, 5-0 Region 5-A) continued its slow climb to the top, picking up another spot to No. 2 in the Class 1-A poll. Battery Creek (13-4, 7-1 Region 6-AA) slipped into the Class 2-A rankings at No. 10.

Area teams falling out of the rankings were the Battery Creek boys (11-6, 6-2 Region 6-AA) from the Class 2-A poll and the Hilton Head Island girls (11-6, 2-2 Region 8-AAA) from the Class 3-A poll.

S.C. Basketball Coaches Association Polls

BOYS

Class 4-A: 1. Irmo, 2. Wando, 3. Gaffney, 4. South Pointe, 5. Goose Creek, 6. Woodmont, 7. Dorman, 8. Hillcrest, 9. TL Hanna, 10. Beaufort High.

Class 3-A: 1. Travelers Rest, 2. Dreher, 3. Darlington, 4. Myrtle Beach, 5. Westwood, 6. Airport, 7. Midland Valley, 8. North Myrtle Beach, 9. Eastside, 10. Hartsville.

Class 2-A: 1. Lake Marion, 2. Keenan, 3. Indian Land, 4. Mullins, 5. Newberry, 6. Kingstree, 7. Edisto, 8. Lake City, 9. Fairfield Central, 10. Carolina Academy.

Class 1-A: 1. Whale Branch, 2. St. Joseph's, 3. Fox Creek, 4. Calhoun Falls, 5. Greenville Tech, 6. Southside Christian, 7. C.A. Johnson, 8. Great Falls, 9. Baptist Hill, 10. Johnsonville.

GIRLS

Class 4-A: 1. Dorman, 2. Irmo, 3. Goose Creek, 4. West Florence, 5. Spring Valley, 6. Sumter, 7. Lancaster, 8. Summerville, 9. Colleton County, 10. South Pointe

Class 3-A: 1. Orangeburg Wilkinson, 2. Lower Richland, 3. Daniel, 4. Crestwood, 5. Dreher, 6. Southside, 7. Belton-Honea Path, 8. Blue Ridge, 9. Broome, 10. Palmetto.

Class 2-A: 1. Bishop England, 2. Dillon, 3. Mullins, 4. Kingstree, 5. Andrew Jackson, 6. Columbia, 7. Fairfield Central, 8. Ninety Six, 9. Pendleton, 10. Battery Creek.

Class 1-A: 1. Timmonsville, 2. Whale Branch, 3. Carvers Bay, 4. Hemingway, 5. Cross, 6. Baptist Hill, 7. Calhoun Falls, 8.. Ridge Spring-Monetta, 9. Denmak-Olar, 10. Wagener-Salley.

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