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Battery Creek 73, Cane Bay 68: The Dolphins held off Cane Bay after the visitors had clawed back to within one point with under a minute to play.
Terrell McWilliams, Justice Oliver and BJ Garvin had 17 points apiece to lead Battery Creek. Oliver also had six rebounds, five steals and four assists, and Garvin hauled in a team-best nine boards.
Battery Creek (10-12, 5-3 Region 7-AAA) continues region play Tuesday against Bluffton.
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Berkeley 55, Bluffton 52: The Bobcats dropped a nip-and-tuck battle on the road, damaging their chances at a Region 7-AAA title.
"They played us tough," Bluffton coach Kyle Macy said in a text message.
C.J. Frazier had 15 points to lead the Bobcats (11-9 overall, 5-3 region). Brandon Rivers added 11 points and Michael Grant had nine.
Berkeley was led by DeVante Cunningham's 16 points. Matthew Bryant added 10 for the Stags, who swept the season series from the Bobcats.
Ridgeland 57, Bethune-Bowman 49: Torray Amlett scored 15 points, and Trevon Patterson and Tevin Stevenson had 12 apiece to lead the Jaguars to victory.
Tyron Mikell added five points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots for Ridgeland (12-9 overall, 8-5 Region 5-A). Jeremy Scott had five points and eight assists, Derrick Solomon scored four points, Darren Clark had three and Xavier Capers scored one for the Jaguars, who play at 8 tonight at Estill.
Andrew Williams had 22 points and Jawan Willis added 11 for Bethune-Bowman.
Estill 63, Whale Branch 51: The Warriors lost despite 13 points from Stedmon James and 12 from De'Vonte Lykes.
Whale Branch's Leroy Perry topped nine points with a team-high 11 rebounds.
Whale Branch (5-13, 4-8 Region 5-A) travels to Bethune-Bowman on Monday.
Hilton Head Prep 72, Northwood Academy 51: Patrick Andrews had 16 points to led a balanced Dolphins offense, which had four players score in double digits.
Alex Orford added 14 points and nine rebounds for Prep (14-8 overall, 4-3 SCISAA Region 3-AAA). Matt Layman added 11 points, six assists and four steals, and Bo Strimpfel had 10 points and four rebounds. Dimitri Lowry finished with six points and six assists for the Dolphins, who play at 2 p.m. today at The Citadel in Charleston against Orangeburg Prep.
Hilton Head Christian 68, Bible Baptist 37: JaBrook Tucker scored 17 points and Taylor MacDonald had 11 points and five assists to help the Eagles pull away in a non-region matchup.
Brad Meccariello contributed nine points and three assists for the Eagles (13-7), who led 27-14 after a slow first half, but pulled away with the help of a couple of steals and layups by J.D. Meeder.
Zach Reynolds added seven points, Kyle Weaver had six points and six rebounds, and Connor Millen had three assists for Hilton Head Christian, which plays another non-region game at Beaufort Academy on Monday.
Keynnard Campbell scored 24 of Bible Baptist's 37 points.
Charleston Collegiate 59, Thomas Heyward 27: Tevin Wadley scored 19 points as Charleston Collegiate cruised past short-handed Thomas Heyward.
JA Malphrus, Logan Mock and Coulter Bergmann each had seven points for the Rebels (12-8 overall, 6-4 SCISAA Region 1-AA), who were once again without leading scorer and rebounder Don Simmons, out with an injured ankle. Taylor Cowart added four points and J.D. Tuten had two for Thomas Heyward, which plays at Beaufort Academy on Tuesday.
St. Andrew's 62, Beaufort Academy 33: Preston Suber had 14 points, six rebounds and six steals in the Eagles' loss.
Beaufort Academy (6-14 overall, 3-9 SCISAA Region 1-AA) got off to a slow start, trailing by 15 points at halftime. The Eagles cut the deficit to 36-29 in the third quarter, but the Saints closed out the period on a 10-0 run and pulled away from there.
Manning Bath scored 13 points, Robbie Marshall had 12 and Taylor Miller 11 in a balanced attack for St. Andrew's.
Jack Griffith added six points and Connor Akers had four for Beaufort Academy, which hosts Hilton Head Christian Academy on Monday.
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Bluffton 47, Berkeley 32: Sheree Williams had 16 points, five rebounds and five steals, and the Bobcats broke open a tight game with a 15-6 run in third quarter and a 13-10 spurt in the fourth.
Bluffton improved to 16-6 overall and 7-1 in Region 7-AAA.
Shannon Gadson added 10 points, six rebounds and four steals for the Bobcats. Katelyn Grant contributed eight points and seven boards.
Bluffton next visits Battery Creek on Tuesday.
Battery Creek 67, Cane Bay 51: Justice Hill had a double-double, Katrece Daniels poured in 21 points and the Dolphins cruised in a game they led 38-19 at the half.
Hill finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and three assists. Daniels also notched five rebounds and four assists, and Deija Cannon had 12 points, seven steals and six boards.
Battery Creek (11-10, 5-3 Region 7-AAA) hosts Bluffton on Tuesday.
Thomas Heyward 58, Charleston Collegiate 24: Brielle Jungblut had 15 points and Kayla Canavan added 13 to propel the visiting Rebels.
Jamie Malphrus registered a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.
The Rebels (15-5, 7-2 SCISAA Region 1-AA) continue their road trip Tuesday at Beaufort High.
Beaufort Academy 44, St. Andrew's 29:
Miranda Weslake scored 20 points to go along with eight steals and six rebounds for Beaufort Academy, which guaranteed itself a winning season and at least a third-place finish in SCISAA Region 1-AA.
Charlotte Delfosse added 10 points and Katherine Neal had eight for the Eagles (12-8 overall, 7-4 region). Center Megan Kahn had 11 rebounds, five blocked shots, five assists and three steals. Megan DeBardelaben had 10 rebounds and six steals for the Eagles, who host Hilton Head Christian Academy at 6 p.m. Monday.
Jenna Gonzalez led St. Andrew's with 14 points.
Estill 58, Whale Branch 42: A sloppy first half by the Warriors helped Estill take a 33-13 lead, and Whale Branch wasn't able to catch up.
"We're getting there," Whale Branch coach Wilbert Bryant said. "We're very young and inexperienced. It's a work in progress."
Kenyada Moultrie led the Warriors with 14 points. Deborah Fields added 11, Brittney Pryor had 10, S'nitra Mack scored six and Tasheka Wright had one for Whale Branch, which plays at 6 p.m. Monday at Bethune-Bowman.
Alysa Whitney had 16 points to lead Estill.
Bible Baptist 58, Hilton Head Christian 21: Ariel Martinez scored 16 points to lead Bible Baptist, which broke open the game by outscoring the Eagles 23-2 in the third quarter.
Jaden Colella did most of the damage for Hilton Head Christian, scoring 15 points and grabbing five rebounds. Jessica Day added three points, five rebounds and two steals. Becky Woods had four assists and Audrey Bensch tallied five rebounds for the Eagles, who play at Beaufort Academy on Monday.