High School Basketball

Prep Roundup, Jan. 31: Hilton Head High boys just miss first region win

sports@islandpacket.comFebruary 1, 2014 

BOYS BASKETBALL

Berkeley 35, Hilton Head High 33 (OT): The hosts outscored the Seahawks 10-8 in the extra session to eke out a low-scoring Region 8-AAA victory.

Hilton Head High's final hopes were doused with 20 seconds to play when the Seahawks were whistled for an intentional foul, giving Berkeley two fouls shots and possession of the ball.

Tate Steinour's 11 points led Hilton Head High. Troy Clifford and Jacob Coltrane added eight points apiece.

Berkeley improved to 9-9 overall, 2-3 in the region. Both of Berkeley's region wins have come against Hilton Head High.

The Seahawks (3-16, 0-5) play three games next week, beginning with Monday's trip to James Island. Hilton Head High then hosts Hanahan on Wednesday and Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday.

Bluffton 66, Ashley Ridge 39: The Bobcats raced past the hosts to remain unbeaten in region play.

"It was the best we've been defensively," Bluffton coach Brett Macy said. "... We showed up right from the opening tip."

D.J. Dobson finished with 24 points for Bluffton, which led by 40 points entering the final quarter. Jae Middleton added 18 for the Bobcats.

Bluffton (13-3, 5-0 Region 8-AAAA) returns to action Saturday with a road test at Beaufort High.

Fort Dorchester 48, Beaufort High 41: Kendrick Colvin scored 17 points and Jawan Mack had 10, but the Eagles lost to the Patriots in North Charleston.

Beaufort High (15-3 overall, 2-1 Region 8-AAAA) hosts Bluffton at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Dimitri Carter scored 14 points and Ky Reese added 12 for Fort Dorchester.

Whale Branch 90, Estill 50: Denzel Daniel had 18 points to lead five players in double figures for the state's top-ranked Class 1-A squad.

Kenny Brown added 15 points for the Warriors, while David Lamb, Devonta Glover and Camrin Miller each added 10 points. Miller, a freshman reserve, added 10 rebounds.

The Warriors (16-3, 6-0 Region 5-A) travel to Bethune-Bowman on Tuesday.

JV: Whale Branch 38, Estill 38 (2OT, tie)

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 58, Academic Magnet 42: Terrance Frazier and Richard Garvin each scored 14 points to help the Jaguars improve to 8-1 in Region 6-AA.

Frazier added eight rebounds and Garvin had four rebounds. Ransom Dunham pitched in with seven points, five rebounds and three steals for Ridgeland-Hardeeville (12-5 overall), which hosts Battery Creek in a key region showdown at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Pinewood Prep 66, Hilton Head Prep 61: A 22-point fourth quarter helped the visitors break open a close game and defeat the Dolphins.

Brennan Mikell had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Hilton Head Prep. John Eck added 18 points and a team-best 12 rebounds, Randy Young added 12 points and 11 boards, and Noah Sulek chipped in seven rebounds and 10 assists.

Hilton Head Prep (10-6, 2-5 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) plays at Beaufort Academy on Wednesday.

Porter-Gaud 58, Hilton Head Christian 53: Brad Meccariello had 24 points, but the visitors found enough offense in the end to spoil things for the Eagles.

Ryan Barrett added 12 points for the Eagles, who led 30-29 at halftime.

"It was a close game all the way through," Hilton Head Christian coach Mac Tamminen said. "We made some silly mistakes toward the end and we couldn't capitalize on the mistakes they made."

K.J. James had 16 points to lead Porter-Gaud.

The Eagles (6-9, 1-5 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) next play at Bible Baptist on Monday.

Thomas Heyward Academy 55, St. Andrew's 52: Colin Roach had 14 points, Dylan Tillotson scored 13 and Davis Owens 12 to spark the Rebels.

Thomas Heyward (8-8, 2-3 SCISAA Region 1-AA) next plays at Charleston Collegiate on Tuesday.

Bible Baptist 79, Beaufort Academy 43: The hosts got their 15th overall win of the season at the expense of the Eagles.

Ross Walker had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Beaufort Academy, and Tucker Trask added 10 points and four boards.

Beaufort Academy (3-13) travels Tuesday to St. Andrew's.

JV: Bible Baptist 36, Beaufort Academy 25

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Hilton Head Island High 64, Berkeley 33: Americal Jenkins had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Tiffany Banks added a season-high 15 points to help the Seahawks top visiting Berkeley in a Region 8-AAA game.

Jenkins and Banks combined for nine steals, Lauryn Bush had nine points and five assists, and Savannah Reier had eight points and seven assists. Rachel Friend also scored eight points for Hilton Head High (12-7 overall, 3-2 region), which plays Monday at James Island.

Berkeley was led by Victoria Ishmael's 10 points.

Whale Branch 66, Estill 15: Kemoni Jenkins nearly put up a triple-double in helping the Warriors remain undefeated in Region 5-A.

Jenkins had 21 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, and she also came away with seven steals. Shaniqua Johnson had 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Jonae Riley finished with 12 points and nine rebounds for the Warriors (14-5 overall, 6-0 region). Sharrin Reed scored seven points.

Whale Branch hosts Bethune-Bowman on Tuesday.

JV: Whale Branch 36, Estill 3

Fort Dorchester 62, Beaufort High 35: Kaitlyn Hamilton had seven points and Jasmine Wallace score five as the Eagles dropped a Region 8-AAAA contest in North Charleston.

Beaufort High hosts Bluffton at 5 p.m. Saturday.

JV: Fort Dorchester 27, Beaufort High 15

Porter-Gaud 53, Hilton Head Christian Academy 50: Beau Faith hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to complete Porter-Gaud's comeback from a 21-4 first-half deficit and stun the Eagles on Friday. The Eagles (12-3 overall, 4-3 region) jumped out to an early lead and were up 31-20 at the half before Faith, who scored 18, led the comeback.

Ziaira Doe led HHCA with 17 points, while Macee Tamminen and Andy Anderson each scored 14.

The Eagles play Monday at Bible Baptist.

Beaufort Academy 46, Bible Baptist 21: Miranda Weslake poured in 25 points as the Eagles remained perfect in SCISAA Region 1-AA.

Beaufort Academy opened the game on a 16-2 run and never looked back. Mary Keane added 12 points for the Eagles.

Beaufort Academy (11-5, 6-0) visits St. Andrew's on Tuesday with a chance to lock up the region crown with a win.

Thomas Heyward Academy 52, St. Andrew's 33: Ellie Bryan had a big night, scoring 23 points to help the Rebels inch closer to the .500 mark.

Sydney Glassberg added eight points and Jamie Davis finished with six for Thomas Heyward (8-9 overall, 4-2 region). Beth Malphrus, Allison Brendlen and Haylee Wade scored four points apiece.

The Rebels play again Tuesday at Charleston Collegiate.

Pinewood Prep 49, Hilton Head Prep 29: The visitors pulled away in the fourth quarter to down the Dolphins.

Kendall Smith and Catherine Sheehan each had 13 points for Hilton Head Prep, which only trailed 30-24 after three quarters.

Hilton Head Prep (3-12, 0-7 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) is back in action again Saturday at Ashley Hall.

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