VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Thomas Heyward 51, Beaufort Academy 36: Don Simmons had 21 points and nine rebounds as the Rebels knocked off their rivals.
Logan Mock added 16 points and Taylor Cowart had six for Thomas Heyward (12-6 overall, 6-2 SCISAA Region 1-AA). JA Malphrus had five steals for the Rebels, who play at St. Andrew's on Tuesday.
Preston Suber scored 17 points and had seven rebounds to lead the way for Beaufort Academy (6-12 overall, 3-7 region). Jack Griffith added nine points and Leif Koppernaes had four points and a team-high 10 rebounds for the Eagles. Jordan Littleford had two blocked shots for the Eagles, who play at Bible Baptist on Tuesday.
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Beaufort High 71, Ashley Ridge 60: Simeon Daise and Rakeem Palmer scored 19 points apiece to lead the Eagles to a Region 8-AAAA road victory.
Keith Alston added eight points, Jordan Adderly had seven and Dymonte Gwathney scored six for the Eagles.
Khalil Davis scored 17 points, and Tre Deloach added 15 for Ashley Ridge.
Beaufort High (16-4 overall, 4-1 region) travels to Fort Dorchester for another region game Tuesday.
Lake Marion 60, Bluffton 45: The Gators outscored Bluffton by 14 points in the second half in a matchup of two teams tied for the Region 7-AAA lead.
C.J. Frazier led Bluffton with 16 points, but it wasn't enough for the visiting Bobcats, who trailed 26-25 at halftime but managed only four points in the third quarter. Michael Grant added eight before fouling out.
Michael Williams led Lake Marion (5-1 in Region 7-AAA) with 14.
The Bobcats (10-8, 4-2 Region 7-AAA) host Cane Bay at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Cane Bay 54, Hilton Head High 44: Pierre Mathews' 21 points for Cane Bay was too much for the Seahawks to overcome.
Michael Julian notched 13 points to lead Hilton Head High. Will McCarty scored nine.
The Seahawks (8-12 overall, 1-5 Region 7-AAA) host Battery Creek on Tuesday.
Porter-Gaud 67, Hilton Head Prep 65: The hosts broke open a close game with a 9-0 run in the fourth quarter, then held off the Dolphins by two at the final buzzer.
"Our kids played their hearts out," Hilton Head Prep coach Rich Basirico said. "We just fell a basket short."
Prep's Matt Layman notched 19 points, six rebounds and four steals. Tim Godshalk added 13 points, Dimitri Lowry contributed 12 points and five assists and Bo Strimpfel grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds.
The Dolphins (12-8) travel to Hilton Head Christian on Tuesday.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Hilton Head High 50, Cane Bay 28: Margo Dill rang up 25 points to spark the Seahawks.
Hilton Head High held Cane Bay star Angelique Green to 14 points, seven of her points coming in the final quarter with the Seahawks firmly in command. Green's 14 put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career.
Sabrina Drammis chipped in 12 points for the Seahawks, now 19-1 overall and 6-0 in Region 7-AAA.
Hilton Head High welcomes Battery Creek on Tuesday.
Beaufort High 65, Ashley Ridge 58: The Eagles completed a region sweep of Ashley Ridge, overcoming an 8-0 deficit at the start and a late rally by the home team.
Beaufort High led by five at halftime and four going into the fourth quarter, but Ashley Ridge rallied to take a three-point lead in the final period before the Eagles fought back for the win.
Mykalah Smalls had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Beaufort High (11-9 overall, 3-2 Region 8-AAAA). Emani Gray added 11 points and Ebony Watson had nine points and 15 rebounds. Jay Shaw and Arielle McPhee each scored eight points, with McPhee also grabbing eight rebounds.
Brianna Boyd had a game-high 28 points for Ashley Ridge, which dropped a nine-point decision at Beaufort two weeks ago.
Beaufort High hosts Summerville next Friday.
Bluffton 47, Lake Marion 35: Tibra Wheeler had 10 points, four assists and four rebounds, and Sheree Williams added 10 points, five rebounds and two steals to lead the Bobcats to a Region 7-AAA win on the road.
Jennifer Giles added eight points, and Shannon Gadson had six for Bluffton, which bounced back from a tough region loss to Hilton Head High on Tuesday.
The Bobcats (14-6 overall, 5-1 in Region 7-AAA) led 12-0 after the first quarter and never trailed.
Raven Scales led Lake Marion with 12 points.
Bluffton returns home for a region game against Cane Bay at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Hilton Head Prep 40, Porter-Gaud 36 (OT): The Dolphins picked up their 20th win of the season, but not without a fight.
Jill Brunori scored 21 points, had seven rebounds and eight steals to lead Prep (20-3 overall, 5-2 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) to the victory in Charleston. Kate Brunori added six points and six rebounds, and Jamese Franklin had five points and six boards.
"We got off to a good start but we had trouble scoring as the game went on," Prep coach Bob Sulek said.
Sulek said his squad missed a number of good scoring chances -- including a missed layup at the end of regulation -- and the Dolphins only made eight of 19 free-throw attempts, but they played well defensively. Porter-Gaud was held to seven points in both the third and fourth quarters, and then Prep limited the hosts to just two points in overtime.
"They played inspired, they played really well," Sulek said of Porter-Gaud.
The Dolphins stay in the Charleston area, facing Ashley Hall at 1 p.m. today.
Thomas Heyward 67, Beaufort Academy 29: Ashlie Layman had 18 points and seven rebounds, and Caitlyn Cooler scored 16 points -- surpassing 1,000 points for her career -- as the Rebels rolled to victory over their region rivals.
Cooler also had eight steals and four assists on her milestone night. Kayla Canavan contributed 15 points in the win, Jamie Malphrus had eight points and eight rebounds and Brielle Jungblut added seven points and six steals for Thomas Heyward (14-5 overall, 6-2 SCISAA Region 1-AA).
Katherine Neal led the way for Beaufort Academy (11-7), scoring 11 points. Miranda Weslake added eight points and Megan Kahn blocked seven shots for the Eagles.
Bluffton 60, Berkeley 13: The Bobcats closed out their team season on a winning note, picking up their first victory in Region 7-AAA behind the strength of seven pins.
"It was a great way to finish our season," Bluffton coach John Hollman said.
The Bobcats -- who finish 1-3 in the region -- got pins from Austin Farmer (125 pounds), Colin Placke (130), Mike Meyerink (140), Jason Williams (160), Manuel Lopez (171), Kyle Waddell (189) and Isai Hernandez (215).
The Bobcats will continue their individual season next Saturday with the Region 7-AAA meet at Cane Bay.
"Our young boys became men throughout the course of this year," Hollman said. "We're really looking forward to their growth and leadership in the years to come."
Bluffton 60, Berkeley 13
103: Lloyd Williams (BLF) won by forfeit
112: Levi Joly (BLF) dec. Robinson, 6-2
119: Cumbee (BRK) tech. fall Alex Waddell, 15-0
125: Austin Farmer (BLF) pinned Jackson, 1st
130: Colin Placke (BLF) pinned Robinson, 1st
135: Christian Farmer (BLF) dec. Harris, 7-3
140: Mike Meyerink (BLF) pinned Jones, 2nd
145: Johnny Kautter (BLF) won by forfeit
152: King (BRK) dec. Derrick Frazier, 5-4
160: Jason Williams (BLF) pinned Butler, 2nd
171: Manuel Lopez (BLF) pinned Mikell, 2nd
189: Kyle Waddell (BLF) pinned Fiddie, 3rd
215: Isai Hernandez (BLF) pinned Ferguson, 3rd
285: McCollem (BRK) pinned Zach Maloney, 2nd
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Beaufort Academy 29, Thomas Heyward 25