VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL
Hilton Head Prep 76, Bible Baptist 65: All of the Dolphins' eight seniors scored, led by career-high scoring totals from Alex Orford and Tim Godshalk, and Prep closed its regular season with a non-region win on senior night.
Orford grabbed six rebounds to go with his career-best 20 points, and Godshalk hit three 3-pointers en route to a career-high 18 points. Matt Layman added 12 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists for Prep.
Fellow seniors Patrick Andrews (five points, five rebounds), George Hirsch (three points, four assists), Kyle Jordan (two points, three rebounds), Danny Maggard (eight points, three rebounds) and Kevin Glick (two points, two rebounds) also played their final home games at Fraser Field House.
Prep (17-8) will open the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs Friday.
Burke 60, Ridgeland 42: The Bulldogs' bid for a third state championship appearance in four years got off on the right track, as Burke bounced visiting Ridgeland in the first-round of the Class 1-A playoffs.
Burke exploded for 34 points in the final quarter to up its record to 19-7. The Bulldogs got off to a good start, jumping to a 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. But Ridgeland rallied to take a one-point halftime lead.
Craig Williams led Burke with 21 points. Solomon Dukes scored 15, and John Ross and David Brown added 10 apiece.
Torray Amlett led Ridgeland with 13 points, and Jeremy Scott tallied 12.
Burke hosts Scott's Branch on Friday.
St. Andrew's 52, Thomas Heyward 36: Taylor Cowart scored 13 points to lead the Rebels, but it wasn't enough for Thomas Heyward to avoid its fifth consecutive loss in its regular-season finale at home.
Oliver Hubbard scored 12 points to lead St. Andrew's.
The Rebels (12-12 overall, 7-9 in SCISAA Region 1-AA) will learn their playoff fate today.
VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL
Hilton Head Prep 67, Bible Baptist 45: The Dolphins ended the regular season on a high note, pulling away from the top team in SCISAA Class 2-A in the second half for an impressive win.
The Dolphins led just 28-25 at halftime, but they broke it open by outscoring the Braves 19-2 in the third quarter.
"We were very good tonight," Prep coach Bob Sulek said. "We needed a good win against a really good team. We played with really high energy."
Jill Brunori led Prep with 23 points, eight steals and four rebounds. Kate Brunori added 20 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, and Jamese Franklin had eight points and 10 rebounds.
It was the final home game for seniors Kate Brunori, Lane Czura and Kathleen Blum.
"It's bittersweet for me," Sulek said. "These kids are going to be leaving me very shortly, and I've dreaded this day for weeks."
Blum had four points and six assists, and Czura added four points, five steals and neutralized Bible Baptist star Ariel Martinez, Sulek said.
The Dolphins (23-5) will open the SCISAA Class 3-A playoffs Friday.
Burke 50, Hardeeville 22: The Bulldogs jumped to a 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 22-11 at halftime en route to a first-round victory in the Class 1-A playoffs. Shawanna McNeil led Burke with 20 points and 21 rebounds.
Burke (16-5) will play C.E. Murray in Thursday's second round.
Thomas Heyward 57, St. Andrew's 7: Kayla Canavan scored 20 points to lead three Rebels in double figures, and Thomas Heyward coasted into the postseason with a blowout victory.
Jamie Malphrus tallied a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, Caitlyn Cooler added 11 points and six assists, and Brielle Jungblut scored eight points for the Rebels.
Thomas Heyward (18-5 overall, 10-2 in SCISAA Region 1-AA) begins postseason play Friday.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Beaufort Academy 28, Riverview Charter School 4