HSBB: Bobcat Classic Tips Off Thursday

Four area boys basketball teams will be among the six-team field for the Bobcat Classic, which tips off Thursday afternoon at Bluffton High School.

The tournament tips off at 4 p.m. Thursday with an intra-county matchup between Whale Branch and Battery Creek. The teams have split two meetings this season with each winning on the other’s home court.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville (7-0) takes the court for the second game, facing Piedmont (N.C.), while the host Bobcats (8-3) play the finale on day one, facing South Point (N.C.).

Bluffton has lost three of their last four games following a 7-0 start and went 1-2 at the Carolina Forest Panther Classic last week.

Whale Branch (5-5) lost its first two games at the Seahawk Holiday Classic last week before closing the tournament on a high note with a 44-36 win over Robertsdale (Ala.).

Battery Creek (4-7) has dropped three of its last four following a three-game win streak, though the three defeats have come by a combined 10 points.


Thursday’s Games

Whale Branch vs. Battery Creek, 4 p.m.

Piedmont (N.C.) vs. Ridgeland-Hardeeville, 5:30 p.m.

Bluffton vs. South Point (N.C.), 7 p.m.

Friday’s Games

Battery Creek vs. South Point, 4 p.m.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville vs. Whale Branch, 5:30 p.m.

Bluffton vs. Piedmont, 7 p.m.

Saturday’s Games

Ridgeland-Hardeeville vs. South Point, 4 p.m.

Battery Creek vs. Piedmont, 5:30 p.m.

Bluffton vs. Whale Branch, 7 p.m.

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