HSGBB: Sharks bolster playoff prospects with second-half surge vs. Bengals

May River’s girls remained in position for the No. 2 seed in the Region 7-4A tournament with a 60-33 rout of visiting Lucy Beckham on Monday

A hot second half from May River’s Charlotte Van den Heuvel fueled the big win, as the senior scored 13 of her 15 points after the Sharks went to halftime clinging to a two-point lead. Morgan Scott also scored 15 points for the Sharks, while Jordan Bigham added 12, and Addison Black had 10. 

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With a 15-9 lead after the first quarter, the Sharks started to lose their winning pace, allowing the Bengals to make a comeback in the second quarter. Displaying her leadership on the court, Scott scored all seven of her team’s points in the second quarter, including an and-one, helping May River preserve a 22-20 halftime lead,

The Sharks also locked down on defense in the third quarter, outscoring the Bengals 21-5 in the period to pull away. Van den Heuvel went 7-of-8 from the foul line to help turn it into a rout, and Lucy Raisch scored four of her six points in the fourth quarter. 

Lucy Beckham’s Virginia Byrd tried to keep the game alive, scoring 14 points, and Ashlyn Myers added eight. 

The Sharks (8-4, 5-2) wrap up the regular-season with a region matchup at Beaufort High (6-4, 5-3)  on Wednesday, with the winner claiming the No. 2 seed in the region tourney starting Friday.

The Bengals travel to region champion Bluffton on Wednesday.

Story and photo by Taylor Michael

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