Hartsville 96, Hilton Head Island High 46: A deep and talented Hartsville squad cruised past Hilton Head Island High School on Friday night in the Class 3-A boys basketball playoffs, advancing to the third round with a 96-46 victory.
"I wouldn't be surprised if we just lost to the state champs," Hilton Head High coach Ken Updike said.
Hartsville (24-1) had a 23-6 lead after one quarter against the Seahawks, who missed their first seven shots from the field. The Seahawks (14-12) also had to play most of the game without star Michael Julian, who took a knee to his nose during the first quarter and didn't return to action until the fourth.
LaKeith Ingram led the Red Foxes with 15 points. Jaylen Shaw added 14 for Hartsville, which had five players in double figures and had 13 players score in the game. Six different players hit 3-pointers in the win.
"They just wear you out, and they do it well," Updike said.
James Sanders led Hilton Head High with 13 points. Aaron Frazier added eight for the Seahawks, who finished with their first winning record since 2005.
"All in all, a pretty good season," Updike said. "Hopefully, we're headed in the right direction."
Bishop England 60, Battery Creek 32: Daisja Cannon finished with 12 points and two assists in the Dolphins' loss in the Class 2-A playoffs.
The hosts pulled away after leading Battery Creek 23-20 at halftime.
Battery Creek finished with season 17-9.
Ben Lippen 35, Hilton Head Christian Academy 32: The Eagles let their first-round game slip away in the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs, blowing a four-point lead with a minute remaining.
Hilton Head Christian was outscored 14-4 in the fourth quarter. Ben Lippen scored 10 points in the final 90 seconds, according to Eagles coach Kenny Conroy.
"They didn't beat us; we lost," Conroy said. "We beat ourselves."
The late charge was led by Ben Lippen star Corrie Hester, who scored her team's final eight points. She finished with 16 after being bottled up by Andy Anderson most of the night.
Anderson led the Eagles with 11 points. Macee Tamminen added nine points for Hilton Head Christian (19-11), which closed a solid season in disappointing fashion.
"I couldn't be prouder of them," Conroy said. "It's not like the effort wasn't there."
Thomas Heyward Academy 57, Carolina Academy 36: Brielle Jungblut scored 24 points and Jamie Malphrus had 23 as the Rebels opened the SCISAA Class 2-A playoffs with a win after holding off a second-half rally.
Carolina Academy cut the lead to six points in the third quarter before the Rebels pulled away, outscoring their foe 22-8 in the final period.
"We finally played fairly well in the fourth quarter," Rebels coach Gary Mazzanna said.
Thomas Heyward (23-2) advances to face Marlboro Academy at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Sumter.
Heidi Matthews scored 14 points to lead Carolina Academy (12-12).
Calhoun Academy 33, Beaufort Academy 27: Despite forcing 31 turnovers -- while only committing 12 -- the Eagles fell in the first round of the SCISAA Class 2-A playoffs.
"We could not make a basket," BA coach Joe Matheny said. "We missed 25 shots from inside of 6 feet."
Beaufort Academy (10-12) took a 23-21 lead before the bottom dropped out. Calhoun Academy (13-8) outscored the Eagles 12-4 the rest of the way.
Miranda Weslake led Beaufort Academy with 17 points, 10 steals and seven rebounds. Charlotte Delfosse added six points and six steals.
Savannah Baker had 11 points to lead Calhoun Academy.