Bluffton led 23-20 at halftime and 33-25 after three quarters Friday, but Hilton Head Island stormed back in the fourth quarter to take a two-point lead with a minute left on a Kamryn Jackson floater. Then a turnover led to a Bobcats layup to tie the game and a miscue inbounding the ball gave Bluffton a 41-39 victory.
“These two games with Bluffton have been wars,” Lady Seahawks coach Sean Rochester said. “I’m sure they left the first game thinking they should’ve won and we left tonight thinking we should've won. You want that competitive challenge in a rivalry like this.
“Our girls battled back from down double digits and took the lead. We just didn't seal the deal at the end.”
Kamryn Jackson led Hilton Head Island with 13 points. She was followed by Jasmine Campbell (8), Trinity Feltner (7), Austin Seelbach (5), Chynna Sneed (3), Da’Nesha Miller (2) and Miley Ray (1).
The Seahawks play in next week’s three-day Seahawk Holiday Classic starting Monday.