Hilton Head Prep’s boys clawed back within striking distance after a slow start but couldn’t close the gap in a 70-53 loss at Northwood Academy on Friday.
The Dolphins fell behind 23-12 after one quarter and scrapped to stay in it, trailing by 10 at halftime and closing within 44-36 after three quarters before the Chargers pulled away.
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Kane Eanes scored 17 points to lead the way for the Dolphins, while Jayden Chance added 14 and JJ Hayes had 12. Luke Foley grabbed a team-high 10 boards to go with five points and four blocked shots.
The Dolphins (5-2) are off until resuming region play Jan. 5 at Beaufort Academy.