Prep roundup, Feb. 22: Ridgeland-Hardeeville rolls over Edisto 67-48

sports@islandpacket.comFebruary 23, 2014 

Whale Branch's Max Ford, right, wrestles Aynor's Wyatt McCrackin on Saturday for the Class 1-A/2-A Lower State Championship at heavyweight. Ford won the championship.

TAMMY VAUGHT/FOR THE PACKET — For the Packet

Terrance Frazier scored 28 points to go along with five assists and eight rebounds to lead the Ridgeland-Hardeeville Jaguars to a 67-48 second-round win over Edisto in the Class 2-A Lower State playoffs.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville (21-5) led handily for most of the game, though Edisto cut the advantage to 11 early in the third quarter. The Jaguars came out a little sluggish after the half, but Edisto never cut the lead below 10 points.

For the Jaguars, Kevon Williams had 11 points and five assists, Charles Mitchell scored nine and had six rebounds and Trenard Farrell scored just two but had nine rebounds and a block. Rodney Wade led Edisto with 10.

The Jaguars will host Calhoun County on Wednesday. Sumter 54, Bluffton 25: The Gamecocks hit six 3-point baskets in the first 9 minutes, 42 seconds of the game and led 34-5 at the half of a second-round Class 4-A playoff rout.

The Bobcats' only point of the second quarter came on a Lorenz Taylor free throw with 47 seconds left in the half. D.J. Dobson scored eight to top the Bobcats (16-7).

Sumter's Brandon Parker scored eight of his game-high 10 points in the opening quarter.

Calhoun County 77, Battery Creek 72: Eric Freeman scored seven of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough for the Dolphins (17-8), who fell in the Class 2-A playoffs. Freeman also had 15 rebounds.

Battery Creek held the early lead before tailing by seven at the half. The Dolphins cut it to 3 at the three-minute mark, were unable to get closer.

Raheem Cooper scored 16, Devonte Wilson had 14 and Jason Green added 10 for Battery Creek.

Laurence Manning 71, Hilton Head Christian 58: Brad Meccariello led the Eagles (11-14) with 18 points and Frank Smith added 12 in their SCISAA Class 3-A playoff loss.

Mark Pipkin led Laurence Manning with 18, and Shakei Green had 17.

"It was a successful season," HHCA coach Mac Tamminen said. "We just got beat up on the boards tonight. We just couldn't get back in transition. I'm just proud of the boys tonight. They played hard until the end."

Heathwood Hall 66, Hilton Head Prep 53: Seniors John Eck and Randy Young each scored 19 in the Dolphins' SCISAA Class 3-A playoff loss. Prep finishes the season at 12-10.

"From where the season started to where it ended, these guys have made great strides," Pep coach Jerry Faulkner said. "They have represented the school especially well."

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Hilton Head Island 50, Darlington 29: The Seahawks (18-8) used stellar defense to advance to the third round of the Class 3-A playoffs. Hilton Head Island led just 18-14 at the half, but outscored Darlington 20-6 in the third quarter.

"A terrific team effort," Seahawks coach Dave Greenberg said. "We really played well. I'm really proud of these kids."

Tiffany Banks led the way with 13 points, seven steals and four assists. Rachel Friend also had 13. Lauryn Bush scored eight to go along with five steals and five assists, while Americal Jenkins grabbed 17 rebounds to go with her eight points.

"Our defense was incredible, terrific," Greenberg said. "Our kids just busted it and did what we asked them to do."

Jada Richardson scored 11, and Deanna House had 10 for Darlington.

Hilton Head plays at Crestwood on Tuesday.

Battery Creek 48, Calhoun County 36: Following a hotly contested first half, Battery Creek was able to create separation thanks to a 15-1 run in the third quarter.

Daisja Cannon led the Dolphins (19-6) with 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and six steals.

"We just had to step it up defensively and make sure we got back in me," Lady Dolphins head coach Bernadette Ulmer said of her defense. "We just had to play aggressive defense."

After coming out of the locker room with a 22-21 lead, Cannon made her presence felt. She scored 13 points in the second half and contributed heavily on defense.

Battery Creek will travel to Bishop England on Tuesday.

Thomas Heyward Academy 34, Spartanburg Christian Academy 33 (Friday): Sydney Glassberg led the Rebels with 14 points. She scored 13 in the first half, including three 3-pointers. Ellie Bryan added 10. The Rebels will face Trinity-Byrnes at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Sumter Civic Center.

WRESTLING

Class 3-A Lower State Championships: Hilton Head Island qualified four for the state meet. Martin Duane won the Lower State Championship at 182 pounds. Matt Levy (120) and Brock Massey (138) finished second, and Logan Johnston (160) finished fourth.

"We preached all year about how young we were," Seahawks coach Mike Newton said. "All four of these guys will return next year, start next year with four state qualifiers."

Class 1-A/2-A Lower State Championships: Battery Creek qualified six for the state championships, while Whale Branch qualified one.

For the Dolphins, Joseph Cuevas is the Lower State Champion at 106 pounds. Isaiah Sloan (182) was second, Cooper Kaminsky (195) and Johnathan Wright (285) were third and Omar Daniels (113) and Desmon Mullen (120) were fourth.

For the Warriors, Max Ford is the Lower State Champion at 285 pounds.

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