Summerville 62, Bluffton 42: The Bluffton High School boys basketball team saw its Region 8-AAAA title hopes take a hit Friday night at Summerville, as the Green Wave outscored the Bobcats 25-9 in the fourth quarter en route to a 62-42 win.
John Jenkins finished with 25 points, and Christian Kalacanic had 20 points and 12 rebounds for Summerville (16-5 overall, 6-1 region), which now holds a half-game lead on the Bobcats in the region.
D.J. Dobson had 13 points and Jae Middleton scored 11 for Bluffton (14-5 overall, 6-2 region), which only trailed by two points at halftime, 24-22.
The Bobcats face another tough road test Tuesday night at Fort Dorchester.
Beaufort High 54, Ashley Ridge 44: Junior Otis McClain had a big night, scoring 26 points to lead the Eagles to a Region 8-AAAA win over visiting Ashley Ridge.
Jawan Mack tacked on 15 points for Beaufort High (17-4 overall, 5-3 region), which plays at Colleton County on Tuesday.
Don Smith led the Swamp Foxes with 10 points, and Corbin Landers added eight.
Battery Creek 66, North Charleston 48: Eric Freeman piled up 26 points, 16 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots to lead the Dolphins to a win at North Charleston.
Adonis Williams added 16 points, and Raheem Cooper finished with eight points, five assists and four rebounds for Battery Creek (14-7 overall, 9-3 Region 6-AA), which plays at Burke on Tuesday.
Hilton Head Prep 65, First Baptist 43: Hilton Head Prep pulled even in the region standings with First Baptist, which couldn't keep its momentum from a win at Pinewood Prep earlier in the week.
"That was a tremendously big win for us tonight," Prep coach Jerry Faulkner said.
John Eck had 22 points and seven rebounds to lead Prep (12-6 overall, 3-5 region), which led 31-19 at halftime. Randy Young controlled the middle with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots, and Brennan Mikell added 15 points.
"I just could not be prouder of these young men; they are a pleasure to watch because of how they share the ball," Faulkner said.
Hilton Head Prep plays at Hilton Head Christian Academy on Tuesday.
Hudson Taylor led First Baptist with 16 points.
Northwood Academy 56, Hilton Head Christian Academy 46: The Eagles dropped to 1-6 in region play with the loss.
Brad Meccariello scored 15 points to lead Hilton Head Christian (7-12), Deo'Vonte Doe added nine points, and Mike Dillon and Zach Polk scored seven apiece.
The Eagles host First Baptist at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Northwood Academy was led by Tavon Major's 19 points. Douglas Dwight added 13.
Middle School: Hilton Head Christian 38, St. Francis 24
Ridgeland-Hardeeville 57, Woodland 45: T.J. Frazier scored 13 points as the Jaguars closed in on the Region 6-AA title.
Richard Garvin added nine points and Ransom Dunham scored seven for Ridgeland-Hardeeville (15-5 overall, 11-1 region), which hosts Estill on Saturday night and will hope to clinch the region crown on Tuesday night at Garrett Academy Tech.
Battery Creek 72, North Charleston 26: Daisja Cannon finished with 31 points, seven steals, five assists and four rebounds to spark the visiting Dolphins.
Battery Creek sophomore Taniqua Mungin added 16 points, three assists and two steals, Ericka Alston chipped in seven points and 12 rebounds, and Maty Dearsman notched six points and seven boards.
The Dolphins (15-6, 9-3 Region 6-AA) next play at Burke on Tuesday.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson 65, Hilton Head High 34: Americal Jenkins had a double-double, but the Seahawks fell to the No. 1 team in the state.
Jenkins finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Rachel Friend added eight points and Tiffany Banks scored seven for the Seahawks.
The Seahawks (14-8 overall, 5-3 Region 8-AAA) next host Stall on Tuesday. Both teams are locked in the chase for the No. 2 spot in the region behind Orangeburg-Wilkinson, which is unbeaten in region play.
Northwood Academy 94, Hilton Head Christian Academy 53: Amber Campbell rolled up 45 points in leading the Northwood Academy juggernaut to a win at Hilton Head Christian Academy.
Ziaira Doe led the Christian Academy with 16 points. Macee Tamminen added 15, Monica Bundy scored 10, Hannah Reynolds had six, Andy Anderson four and Bria McCarthy two.
The Eagles (14-4 overall, 6-4 region) host First Baptist at 1:15 p.m. Saturday.
Middle School: St. Francis 23, Hilton Head Christian 13
First Baptist 51, Hilton Head Prep 18: McKala Rhodes scored 21 points to lead the visitors to victory.
Kendall Smith led Hilton Head Prep with six points.
The Dolphins (3-15 overall, 0-9 region) play at Hilton Head Christian on Tuesday.