HSGBB: Yarde’s career day leads unbeaten HHCA past JPII

Even without two starters, Hilton Head Christian Academy’s girls were able to roll to their 10th straight victory to start the season Saturday, winning 69-29 at John Paul II. 

The game was postponed Tuesday due to a potential COVID-19 exposure within JPII’s team bubble, and the Eagles didn’t waste any time getting rolling in the makeup game. The dominant Eagles overpowered the court, displaying their strong defense despite playing without guards Molly Smith and Skylar Smith.

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HHCA raced to a 29-5 halftime lead and rolled to the big win as Devon Yarde dropped a career-best 23 points, Dior Shelton added 20, Mary Yanker scored 14, and Abby Peduzzi contributed 10.

The Golden Warriors picked it up on offense in the second half, but HHCA’s defense was tough to beat. 

Taylor Michael led JPII for the second night in a row, racking up 16 points and five rebounds. 

HHCA (10-0, 2-0) will play a non-region game against Coastal Hurricanes on Tuesday. 

JPII (1-6, 0-1) will host Colleton Prep on Friday. 

Written by Taylor Michael

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