The Hilton Head High boys were the only one of four local teams who won their opening game at the 31st annual Omni Resort Hilton Head Seahawk Holiday Classic on Thursday.
The host Seahawks overcame a slow start to claim a 59-34 win over Silverdale Academy (Tenn.) in the final game of the day, advancing to face Academic Magnet at 6:30 p.m. in Friday’s semifinals. Chris Washington scored 21 points, Davis Molloy added 13, and Trevor Wright chipped in nine for the Seahawks, who trailed 13-4 after one quarter before dominating the rest of the game.
The other boys semifinal will feature a pair of Florida schools – Miramar and West Orange. West Orange defeated Whale Branch 46-30, as Roshard Campbell and Rob Alston scored 10 apiece in a losing effort for the Warriors. Whale Branch will take on Marvin Ridge (N.C.) in the consolation bracket at 2:30 p.m. Friday.
Beaufort High’s girls tipped off the tournament with a 63-36 loss to New Hanover (N.C.) as Darien Watkins and Brittany Linton scored nine apiece for the Eagles, who will face Elizabethton (Tenn.) at 1 p.m. Friday.
Hilton Head High’s girls are short-handed this week and played with only eight players in a 51-9 loss to Silverdale Academy. Caroline Brammer scored four points to lead the Seahawks, who will face Bishop Verot (Fla.) in a consolation game at 8 p.m. Friday.
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
Beaufort vs. Elizabethton, 1 p.m.*
New Hanover vs. Wilson, 2 p.m.
Miramar vs. Silverdale Academy, 5 p.m.
Bishop Verot vs. Hilton Head High, 8 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 vs. Whale Branch, 2:30 p.m.*
Miramar vs. West Orange, 3:30 p.m.
Robertsdale vs. Silverdale Academy, 5:30 p.m.*
Academic Magnet vs. Hilton Head High, 6:30 p.m.
*To be played in auxiliary gym