For the first time since 2012, Hilton Head High’s boys will play in the championship game of the Omni Resort Hilton Head Seahawk Holiday Classic.
The host Seahawks advanced to the title game of the 31st annual tournament with a 70-47 win over Academic Magnet on Friday. They will face Miramar (Fla.), which defeated West Orange (Fla.) 57-55 in the other semifinal, at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Hilton Head High has not won the event since 2004.
Chris Washington poured in 24 points, Trevor Wright added 18, and Davis Molloy had 11 to lead the Seahawks (6-3).
The Seahawk boys were the only local team in the tournament field to win for the second straight day. The Whale Branch boys lost 33-19 to Marvin Ridge (N.C.) to fall into the seventh-place game against Robertsdale (Ala.) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
In the girls bracket, the host Seahawks lost 51-9 to Bishop Verot (Fla.) with Alexis Mervin leading Hilton Head High with four points. The Seahawks (2-7) will take on Region 8-4A rival Beaufort High in the seventh-place game at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Eagles (5-6) lost 43-39 to Elizabethton (Tenn.) despite 13 points from Brittany Linton.
31st annual Omni Resort Hilton Head Seahawk Holiday Classic
New Hanover (N.C.) 63, Beaufort High 36
Wilson 71, Elizabethton (Tenn.) 47
Miramar (Fla.) 70, Bishop Verot (Fla.) 36
Silverdale Academy (Tenn.) 51, Hilton Head High 9
Elizabethton 43, Beaufort 39
Wilson 59, New Hanover 27
Miramar 63, Silverdale Academy 23
Bishop Verot 51, Hilton Head High 9
7th place: Beaufort vs. Hilton Head High, 11 a.m.
3rd place: New Hanover vs. Silverdale Academy, Noon
5th place: Elizabethton vs. Bishop Verot, 2 p.m.
Championship: Wilson vs. Miramar, 3 p.m.
Miramar (Fla.) 46, Marvin Ridge (N.C.) 41
West Orange (Fla.) 46, Whale Branch 30
Academic Magnet 48, Robertsdale (Ala.) 40
Hilton Head High 59, Silverdale Academy (Tenn.) 34
Marvin Ridge 33, Whale Branch 19
Miramar 57, West Orange 55
Silverdale Academy 51, Robertsdale 42
Hilton Head High 70, Academic Magnet 47
7th place: Whale Branch vs. Robertsdale, 12:30 p.m.
5th place: Marvin Ridge vs. Silverdale Academy, 3:30 p.m.
3rd place: West Orange vs. Academic Magnet, 1:30 p.m.
Championship: Miramar vs. Hilton Head High, 4:30 p.m.
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