Ridgeland 75, Whale Branch 62: The Jaguars broke open a back-and-forth game with a big third quarter, taking control of second place in Region 5-A.
Ridgeland's Torray Amlett led all scorers with 32 points. Terrance Frazier added 22 points. Jeremiah Nelson scored eight, and Tyron Mikell added five for the Jaguars.
Andre Watson scored 23 to lead Whale Branch. Dee Delaney and Leroy Perry each scored 13 for the Warriors.
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Ridgeland improved to 10-7 and 7-2 in Region 5-A. Whale Branch slipped to 12-6 overall and 7-3 in region play.
The Jaguars used a 28-12 third quarter to pull away, switching to man-to-man and trapping after the half to throw off Whale Branch.
"It was a very competitive game between both teams, back and forth," Ridgeland coach Jeremiah Faber said. 'We were able to put them away."
Ridgeland travels to Estill tonight. Whale Branch plays host Branchville on Tuesday at home.
Cane Bay 59, Hilton Head High 43: Michael Julian scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Seahawks. Alex MacDonald added 12 points, and Bennett Murphy scored 10 for Hilton Head High.
Porter-Gaud 57, Hilton Head Prep 19: Shaun Topper and Randy Young each scored six points to lead the Dolphins. Topper added 11 rebounds. And Logan Clark grabbed six rebounds for Prep.
The Dolphins (4-17) host Bluffton today.
JV: Hilton Head Prep 43, Porter-Gaud 32
JV: Whale Branch 22, Ridgeland 21
Hilton Head Island High 42, Cane Bay 23: The Seahawks remained undefeated in Region 7-AAA, cruising by Cane Bay.
"We were pretty much in control," Seahawks coach Dave Greenberg said. "The kids played pretty well."
Sabrina Drammis led Hilton Head High with 20 points. Lauryn Bush added eight points and five assists and Americal Jenkins scored four points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Jamese Franklin grabbed eight rebounds and Shy Flemming pulled seven.
Hilton Head High (16-4 overall, 6-0 region) travels to Battery Creek on Tuesday.
Bluffton 71, Lake Marion 56: The Bobcats returned to form during a region victory over Lake Marion.
Tibra Wheeler led all scorers with 22 points and added six steals, four rebounds and four assists. Jennifer Giles and Justice Hill each scored 11 points for the Bobcats and combined for 14 assists. Johnnie Gaston and Dynasty Mervin each scored eight points. Alex Bailey scored four points, and Annidet Giles, Monique Bryant and Alexis Manuel each scored two.
Lake Marion was led by Nigeeba Grant's 14 points. And Sherie Asberry added 12 points,
Bluffton (15-4 overall, 5-1 Region 7-AAA) plays at Cane Bay at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Ashley Ridge 44, Beaufort High 42: Beaufort High rallied from an early deficit but could not complete the comeback.
The Eagles were led by Emani Gray, who finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Ebony Watson scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. Stephanie Pollock finished with seven points, four assists and four steals. And Veneshia Holmes added seven points and seven steals.
Beaufort High slipped to 5-13 overall and 0-5 in Region 8-AAAA. The Eagles play Friday at Summerville.
Coach Lillian Keeler Aldred's team was down 21-7 early and trailed 29-20 at the half.
"We came back," she said. "We just couldn't pull it off."
Ridgeland 59, Whale Branch 45: Ridgeland remained atop Region 5-A with the home victory.
April Jenkins led the Jaguars with 16 points.
Kemoni Jenkins scored 14 points and had six steals to lead the Warriors. Shaniqua Johnson added 12 for Whale Branch, and Deborah Fields scored eight and grabbed eight rebounds.
Whale Branch slid to 10-5 overall and 7-2 in region play, with both region losses to Ridgeland.
Whale Branch plays at Estill on Friday.
Berkeley 38, Battery Creek 28: The Dolphins dropped a region road test. Daisja Cannon scored 10 points to lead Battery Creek. The Dolphins (4-12, 3-3 Region 7-AAA) host Hilton Head High on Tuesday.
Hilton Head Prep 43, Porter-Gaud 31: The Dolphins notched their first SCISAA Region 3-AAA win of the season, led by Halie Parker's double-double.
Parker finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four steals for Prep (5-14 overall, 1-5 region). Maggie Gasser added 12 points and four rebounds, and Taylor Kent and Abby Miles had four points each. Miles also had six rebounds.
The Dolphins host Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday.
JV: Porter-Gaud 38, Hilton Head Prep 24