This story was updated Feb. 11 to clarify the region championship implications of Friday’s game.
With four seconds left and Battery Creek inbounding the ball from under its own goal, Isaiah Mayes took a pass from Trevon Simmons and hit a 3-pointer with no time left to give the Dolphins a 51-49 win over Whale Branch the Warriors’ Senior Night on Tuesday night.
The win meant Battery Creek pulled off the season sweep.
Whale Branch had trailed the entire game before clawing its way back late.
Markell Smalls led the Dolphins (18-6, 8-2 Region 6-AA) with 12 points and four rebounds. Simmons added 10, and Adonis Williams added nine. Mayes had five rebounds to go with seven points and the game-winning shot. Tim Ford led the team with nine rebounds.
Kenny Brown led the Warriors with 18 points, while George Delaney scored 17.
The win had postseason implications. Battery Creek ended the regular season tied with Academic Magnet at 8-2 at the top of the Region 6-AA standings.
By region bylaws, the teams must play a game to determine the region championship and top seed for playoff purposes. At a meeting Wednesday, the site of the game was determined by coin flip to be Whale Branch Early College High School.
Battery Creek will face Academic Magnet at 7 p.m. Friday.
On the girls side, Battery Creek handled Whale Branch 41-36 behind nine points apiece by Taquasia Lampkin and Brianna Tolbert.
The Dolphins are 19-9 and 8-2 in the region, where they hold the No. 2 seed.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville 66, Edisto 58: The Jaguars won their regular-season finale to finish at 19-3, 9-1 in Region 5-AA.
The region champs will host a first-round playoff game at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.
Beaufort 66, Hanahan 51: Marcus Owens led four Eagles in double figures with 14 in a Senior Night win over region-leading Hanahan.
Kameron Jenkins added 11, while Matt Garay and Dajour Cleveland scored 10 points each.
With the win, the Eagles are now in a three-way tie for first in Region 8-AAA headed into Thursday night’s game at Orangeburg-Wilkinson. If they win, the Eagles claim the region championship.
Hilton Head Prep 40, Hilton Head Christian Academy 38: After a missed shot by the Eagles with 10 seconds remaining and the game tied at 38, Mac Orie grabbed the rebound, drove the ball downcourt and hit a shot off the backboard at the buzzer to give the Dolphins the win.
Beaufort 58, Hanahan 38: The Eagles were led by senior Monique Jones with 16 points and senior Breanna Heyward-White with 11 points. Naijuia Moyd added 10. That brings Beaufort’s record to 17-6, 5-4 in Region 8-AAA, putting the Eagles back in the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
Thursday will be the final regular season game at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.
Hilton Head Christian Academy 39, Hilton Head Prep 28: Zi Doe scored 13 points to lead the Eagles (17-6, 7-1 region) to victory.
Sydney DeSimone added 11 points, while Josie Frazier scored nine.
Hilton Head Prep (9-12, 2-7 region) was led by Catherine Sheehan with 20 points and two assists.
Prep hosts St. Andrews at 6 p.m. Friday.
Orangeburg-Wilkinson 53, Hilton Head Island 17: The Bruinettes, ranked No. 2 in Class 3-A were too much for the Lady Seahawks on Senior Night.
Sarah Slawson led the Seahawks with eight points, while Brandi Rivers led O-W with 12 points.
The Seahawks play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Stall.