Colleton Prep’s boys have made steady strides since the holiday break and picked up some quality non-region wins. Now they have a big region win to match.
The War Hawks rallied back from a halftime deficit and dominated the extra four minutes Tuesday to claim a 60-49 overtime win over visiting John Paul II.
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CPA’s CJ Dixon had an incredible game with 27 points, while Melvin Teal Jr. and Naz Johnson each posted double-doubles. Teal collected 16 points and 14 boards, and Naz Johnson added his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 boards. Zilas Johnson impressed with his strong defense while putting up five points.
The Golden Warriors led 30-26 at halftime, but the War Hawks rallied to forge a tie in regulation before using outstanding defense to outscore JPII 14-3 in the extra period.
JPII’s Malone Kinard- Huisinger had a strong performance, posting a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards, and Jackson Ogden added 10 points and two steals.
CPA (7-10, 1-4) plays Hilton Head Christian Academy at the Island Rec Center tonight.
JPII (9-4, 4-3) travels to Hilton Head Prep on Friday.