The Bisons, Beaufort's semi-pro basketball team for women, defeated Charleston's Lowcountry Fire, 56-64, in their debut this past weekend in Charleston.
Leading the way for the Bisons was Branshea Brown with 21 points. Jessica Polite and Justice Hill each added 10.
The Bisons' next game will be at 2 p.m. May 10 at Whale Branch Early College High School against the S.C. Storm of Spartanburg.
SUN CITY SOFTBALL PLACES THIRD
The Sun City travel softball team finished in third in their annual S.C. Spring Invitational Tournament. The tournament winner was SHARE of Hilton Head Island, which went unbeaten. Spruce Creek, a Del Webb community from Central Florida finished in second place and the North Charleston Patriots finished fourth.
Outfielder Jeff Cabral led Sun City with an .800 batting average. He was supported by John Heere who batted .727 and Don Feldkamp who hit .705 and drove in eight runs. Rick Dory and Pete Bonanno also contributed with .615 batting averages.
The Sun City women's team, the Diamonds, defeated the Spruce Creek's women's travel team in two out of three games, led by shortstop Ronnie Beth Rump who made a key play to help secure a 5-2 win in the final game. With a runner on second base, she fielded a ground ball, faked the throw to first base drawing the Spruce Creek runner off the base and then flipped to the second baseman who tagged the runner to end the inning.
The Sun City team included Sally Cogen, Peg Welch, Ronnie Beth Rump, Roxy Holub, Julie Clement, Pat Boyd, Sue Sobolesky, Celeste Michalski, Sally Vozel, Beth Peters, Kim Volkommer, Patty Prosser, Anne Randler, Darlene Abshier and Mary McQueen. Coaches were Ross Glatzer and Craig Waite.
The Sun City men's travel team will play games against the U.S. Marines team from Parris Island and the Third Infantry Division-Aviation Brigade from Hunter Army Air Base on May 24. These games are a part of Sun City's annual Salute to the Military tournament.
AC OF THE LOWCOUNTRY TO MEET MAY 12
The next meeting of the Athletic Club of the Lowcountry will be at 7 p.m. May 12 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church on Buckwalter Parkway. Refreshments and conversation begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests are welcome.
The speaker, long-time football fundamentalist and coach Robert Valesente, has vast experience on both the college and professional levels and will have many experiences to share. In his 36-year career, he served as head coach at the University of Kansas and defensive coach at six other major colleges. His professional coaching tenures were with the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Colts.