Battery Creek used smothering defense and had three players score in double digits in a 63-48 boys basketball victory over Garrett Tech that clinched the Region 6-AA championship.
The teams contested a tight first half and the Dolphins carried a 26-21 advantage into the break. Battery Creek upped its scoring tempo in the third quarter, however, to seal its 19th victory of the season.
Markell Smalls led the Dolphins (19-3, 8-1) with 14 points. Eric Freeman logged 13 points with six rebounds and six assists and Devonte Wilson added 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Battery Creek takes on Whale Branch on Tuesday in the teams' final region game.
Middle School: Hilton Head Christian 36, St. Francis 33
Battery Creek 47, Garrett Tech 12: Brianna Tolbert had 12 points as the Dolphins earned a Region 6-AA victory at home.
Erica Alston added 11 points for Battery Creek (13-10, 5-4).
The Dolphins next host Whale Branch at home.
JV: Beaufort High 26, Hilton Head Island High 19
Middle School: Hilton Head Christian 26, St. Francis 25