John Paul II won the boys championship at the War Hawk Classic at Colleton Prep in Walterboro, beating Dorchester 58-48 Friday night.
“It was a great tournament for our boys and the school,” Golden Warriors coach Stacy Benedik said. “They only won four games last year, so to have some early success has been very good for them. The school has really gotten behind them.”
Bolstered by strong fan support, Karl Johnson and Rashad Battiste turned in dominant performances for the 4-0 Warriors. Johnson, a senior, talled 23 points, 15 rebounds and eight steals. Battiste poured in 18 points and 14 boards.
John Paul II will host Savannah’s Habersham School on Tuesday.