High School Sports

Whale Branch boys knock off Bluffton, 59-53

Mike Middleton scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Whale Branch over 4-A Bluffton, 59-53.

David Lamb and Javell Coakley each added 11 points for Whale Branch. Football standout Nyles Pinckney scored four in his basketball debut.

Jermaine Patterson led Bluffton with a game-high 20 points.

Whale Branch plays Friday at Beaufort High.