Beaufort High 61, Ashley Ridge 58 (3 OT): Facing what coach Bruce Beasley termed a "life and death" game, the Beaufort High School boys basketball team gutted out a 61-58 win over Ashley Ridge in three overtimes Tuesday night for the Eagles' first Region 8-AAAA victory of the season.
"We hit some big shots," Beasley said.
Adonis Grant had one of those big shots, sending the game into a second overtime. Beasley also cited Otis McClain, Jawan Mack, Kendrick Colvin and Thomas Parker for their strong play down the stretch.
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"This was a must-win for us," Beasley said. "I was proud of the way the guys responded. I thought our energy, intensity and effort was outstanding tonight."
Colvin finished with 18 points to lead the Eagles (10-5 overall, 1-2 region). McClain added 11 points and Mack had 10.
D.J. Stevens scored 21 points for Ashley Ridge, which fell to 2-1 in the region. Romelo Doctor had 10 points, but left the game with an injury in the second half.
Beaufort High plays at Colleton County on Friday night in another game Beasley labeled a must-win.
Academic Magnet 57, Battery Creek 53: The Dolphins rallied from nine points down in the second half and tied it up with 13 seconds remaining, but they weren't able to complete the comeback in North Charleston.
Academic Magnet (3-4 Region 6-AA) led by nine in the third quarter before Battery Creek climbed back in it.
Yuneek Crittendon finished with 14 points and a pair of steals for the Dolphins. Devontae Wilson added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists, and Raheem Cooper scored 10 points for Battery Creek (7-9 overall, 5-2 region), which plays at Garrett Tech on Friday.
Thomas Heyward 65, Bible Baptist 55: Zach Newton finished with 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Rebels to the home win.
Junior Dylan Tillotson chipped in 15 points for the Rebels, and Seth Jones contributed a team-high nine rebounds.
Chad Boatright had 19 points for Bible Baptist.
The Rebels (8-9, 2-2 SCISAA Region 1-AA) play at Dorechester Academy on Thursday.
JV: Thomas Heyward Academy 34, Bible Baptist 22
JV: Hilton Head Prep 22, Hilton Head Christian 16
Middle School: Hilton Head Prep 30, Hilton Head Christian 16
Middle School: St. Gregory 30, St. Francis 16
Middle School: Lady's Island 31, Beaufort 26
Thomas Heyward 49, Bible Baptist 21: Senior Jamie Malphrus finished with 16 points, surpassing the 1,000-point career milestone, and the Rebels stayed unbeaten in SCISAA Region 1-AA.
Guard Brielle Jungblut paced the Rebels with 23 points.
Thomas Heyward improved to 15-2 overall and 4-0 in the region. The Rebels next visit Dorchester Academy on Thursday.
Battery Creek 45, Academic Magnet 39: In a game that was close all the way, Daisja Cannon made the difference in the final quarter, scoring 10 of her game-high 28 points to help the Dolphins pull out the win.
The score was tied at 18 at halftime and tied again at 26 after three quarters. Cannon -- who also had seven rebounds on the night -- hit three field goals and four free throws to help the Dolphins (4-3 Region 6-AA) pull away in the fourth quarter.
Ericka Alston added 10 points and nine rebounds, and Liz Ford had five points and six rebounds for Battery Creek, which plays at Garrett Tech on Friday.
Choral Linhart had 17 points to lead Academic Magnet.
Ashley Ridge 45, Beaufort High 18: Jordan Fields had 11 points for the Eagles in the home loss, which dropped Beaufort High to 1-14.
The Eagles travel to Colleton County on Friday.
Beaufort Academy 45, Charleston Collegiate 9: The Eagles were able to get plenty of playing time for their backups as they improved to 2-2 in SCISAA Region 1-AA.
Miranda Weslake scored 23 points -- in two quarters -- to lead Beaufort Academy (6-7).
The Eagles face a key game Friday, hosting St. Andrew's in a game that coach Joe Matheny thinks will determine the third-place team in the region.
Middle School: St. Gregory 22, St. Francis 10
Middle School: Lady's Island 43, Beaufort 31