High School Basketball

Prep Roundup, Feb. 20: Beaufort High boys fall in playoff opener at Wando

sports@islandpacket.comFebruary 21, 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

A solid season came to an abrupt end in the playoffs for the Beaufort High School boys basketball team, as the Eagles lost a first-round Class 4-A matchup at Wando, 76-55, on Thursday.

Beaufort High trailed by nine at halftime, but only trailed by six points early in the third quarter.

"After that, the wheels kind of came off," Eagles coach Bruce Beasley said.

Jamez Rogers led Wando with 22 points. Amp Moore and Matthew Pegram added 14 each.

Adonis Grant led Beaufort High with 19 points. Otis McClain added 11 and Kendrick Colvin returned from injury to finish with nine points.

"I was proud of the kids," Beasley said. "They played hard until the very end, and that's all I can ask of them."

The Eagles will lose five seniors, but Beasley is looking forward to good things from his team.

"I thought we had an awesome season," he said. "I'm very pleased with the effort and determination the guys played with all season."

Ridgeland-Hardeeville 51, Silver Bluff 40: The Region 6-AA champion had little trouble with Silver Bluff. Despite playing poorly, Ridgeland-Hardeeville never trailed.

Terrance Frrazier led the Jaguars (19-5) with 26 points, while Kevon Williams added seven.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville will host Edisto, a 74-56 winner over Garrett Tech, at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Whale Branch 64, Military Magnet 37: After a relatively close first quarter, the top-ranked Whale Branch boys quickly pulled away from Military Magnet in their Class 1-A first-round matchup in Seabrook.

The Warriors used their typical balance in defeating Military Magnet. Devonta Glover led the team with nine points, while Marlon Williams, Denzel Daniel and Michael Middleton each scored eight. David Lamb added seven points for Whale Branch, which led 34-18 at halftime.

The Warriors will be at home again for the second round, hosting C.E. Murray at 7:30 p.m. Saturday following the Whale Branch girls' second-round game.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Whale Branch 50, Charleston Math & Science 18: The second-ranked Warriors cruised in the first round of the 1-A playoffs, setting up a chance for revenge in the second round on Saturday.

Whale Branch (19-6) will host Hemingway at 6 p.m. Saturday. Hemingway knocked the Warriors out of last season's playoffs in the third round.

Cheyenne Rogers led Whale Branch with 13 points and nine rebounds in the first-round win. Shaniqua Johnson added 12 points and had eight offensive rebounds. Kemoni Jenkins contributed eight points, six steals and five assists.

Nine players scored for the Warriors.

Calhoun County 58, Ridgeland-Hardeeville 55: The Jaguars' season came to a close on the road in St. Matthews on Thursday night.

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