VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Whale Branch 53, Branchville 31: Stedmon James had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Parish Magwood and Charles Jiles added 10 points apiece to help the Warriors pick up another win in Region 5-A.
Leroy Perry chipped in with eight points and six rebounds for Whale Branch (5-12 overall, 4-7 region), which hosts Estill on Friday.
Chris Bethea led Branchville with 10 points.
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Hardeeville 51, Bamberg-Ehrhardt 48: Donald Scott had 15 points and Jarrell Knighton notched a double-double to propel the Hurricanes.
Knighton had 11 points to go along with 10 rebounds, four steals and three assists. Scott also had three rebounds and two steals. Travon Harris scored nine, and Alijarny Manuel notched seven points, four rebounds, four blocks and three steals.
Hardeeville (5-15, 5-7 Region 5-A) led 21-10 at the half.
The Hurricanes visit Allendale-Fairfax on Friday.
St. Andrew's 61, Thomas Heyward Academy 33: Without leading scorer and rebounder Don Simmons, who sat out with a sprained ankle, the Rebels were no match for St. Andrew's.
Logan Mock finished with 15 points to lead Thomas Heyward (12-7 overall, 6-3 SCISAA Region 1-AA). Coulter Bergmann added eight points, JA Malphrus had six and J.D. Tuten finished with four.
The Rebels hope to have Simmons -- who hurt his ankle on Friday against Beaufort Academy -- when they travel to Charleston Collegiate this Friday.
Taylor Miller led St. Andrew's with 16 points.
Bible Baptist 71, Beaufort Academy 36: Keynnard Campbell and Marcus Brown scored 16 points each and Jerel Richards added 14, as the Braves cruised to the win in SCISAA Region 1-AA.
Preston Suber scored 12 points to lead Beaufort Academy (6-13 overall, 3-8 region) and Michael Bible added six points and 12 rebounds. Connor Akers had five points, Leif Koppernaes scored four, Jack Griffith and Peyton Turner had three apiece, Jordan Littleford scored two and Billy Dailey had one point for the Eagles, who host St. Andrew's on Friday.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Branchville 70, Whale Branch 63: Chenise Stokes had 32 points and India Williams scored 30 to carry Branchville over the Warriors.
S'nitra Mack led Whale Branch with 21 points. Kenyada Moultrie added 13 and Deborah Fields had 11 for the Warriors (4-13 overall, 3-8 Region 5-A). Danielle Mack finished with six points, Brittney Pryor and Ruth Thompson added four each, and Shaquanna Green and Cynthia Rivers scored two apiece for Whale Branch, which hosts Estill on Friday.
Thomas Heyward Academy 54, St. Andrew's 22: Brielle Jungblut had 13 points and Kayla Canavan and Ashlie Layman scored nine apiece for Thomas Heyward, which took charge early and led 25-8 at halftime.
Jamie Malphrus added eight points for the Rebels (15-5, 7-2 SCISAA Region 1-AA), who travel Friday to Charleston Collegiate.
Bible Baptist 73, Beaufort Academy 40: Olivia Harrell scored 17 points to lead Bible Baptist, which shot 82 percent in the first half to take a 48-17 lead.
Miranda Weslake finished with 19 points and 10 steals for Beaufort Academy, which fought back in the third quarter and outscored Bible Baptist 11-10.
Katherine Neal added nine points and Charlotte Delfosse had eight. Megan Kahn and Megan DeBardelaben had two points apiece for the Eagles (11-8 overall, 6-4 SCISAA Region 1-AA), who host St. Andrew's on Friday.