Beaufort High’s Layla Warren knew she would get extra attention from opposing defenses in her senior season, because she’s the epitome of “make someone else beat you.” Now that her teammates have proven they can do that, the Layla Show is in full effect.
Warren poured in a career-high 35 points — including 16 in the second quarter — to help the Eagles pull away for a 55-35 home win over region rival Colleton County on Friday.
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After sophomore Quinn Wilson stepped up to lead the Eagles in scoring in a region victory over Hilton Head High, Warren was able to find a little more room to work her magic against the Cougars. Colleton led 15-13 after the first quarter, but Warren took over in the second, outscoring the Cougars 16-2 in the period as the Eagles opened a 31-17 halftime advantage.
Warren made sure the Cougars couldn’t close the gap, scoring from everywhere — including making 13 consecutive free throws and finishing 13-of-14 from the line. Wilson added seven, and Ky’Asia Moultrie and Jayla Daise had five each.
Makayla Chisolm led the Cougars with 14 points, while Bethany Monroe added nine, and Shandi Brown had six.
The Eagles (3-2, 2-1) travel to May River on Tuesday.
The Cougars (0-6, 0-3) host Lucy Beckham on Wednesday.