Hilton Head’s girls couldn’t find their offense in the second half Tuesday, dropping a 39-22 contest to Savannah Country Day at the Nest.
The Seahawks started strong in the first period, with a Lynda Young bucket and Anna Genova circus shot giving the home squad the early lead. But after an 8-4 Hilton Head run in the first quarter, the Hornets started to figure out how to attack the Seahawk defense. They kept going inside to Abby Nicholson, who dominated in the paint, scoring 11 of her team’s 16 points in the second period to grab a 20-17 halftime lead.
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Despite a tough ending to the first half, the game was still right there for the taking. But the Hilton Head offense went ice-cold in the second, scoring just five points including only two in the third quarter. A rash of turnovers and missed free throws plagued the ‘Hawks, who were 0-for-7 from the line in the period. The Hornets were swarming all over the Seahawks in the paint, as numerous bids close to the basket were swatted away.
Hilton Head had no answer for Nicholson, who finished with a game-high 17 points. The freshman Young led the Seahawks with 11 points, and Janiya Ferebee added four.
Hilton Head (1-3, 0-1) will look to bounce back next Tuesday when the Seahawks host Richmond Hill.
Written by Wes Kerr
Wes Kerr is a graduate of Hilton Head Island High School and Davidson College. He has a passion for statistics and analytics.