Hilton Head Prep’s boys bounced back in impressive fashion Thursday, putting four Dolphins in double figures en route to a 70-40 home rout of Colleton Prep.
HHP was on top of its game in the first half, locking in on defense and holding an explosive War Hawk squad to just 10 opening-half points. The Dolphins raced to a 15-6 first-quarter advantage on the strength of six points from point guard Jayden Chance.
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JJ Hayes and Kane Eanes used their rebounding and driving abilities to combine for 10 in the second quarter, and the Dolphins continued to disrupt Colleton Prep’s offense on their way to a 32-10 halftime lead.
Eanes continued his lights-out play with eight points in the third quarter, and Ryan Mikell drained his third three-pointer of the contest to continue the Dolphins’ strong offensive night. Jerry Faulkner’s squad, playing with added motivation after a disappointing loss at Beaufort Academy on Monday, continued to pour it on with 28 points in the third period before letting off the gas in the fourth.
Colleton Prep got the offense on track in the second half, as the War Hawks were able to get to the foul line and knock down some shots. But they couldn’t get enough stops on HHP’s electric motion attack to claw their way back in the game.
Eanes continued his stellar second half of the season, leading the Dolphins with 18 points, seven rebounds, and a block. Mikell drained a trio of shots from downtown to finish with 13 points, and Chance matched the junior’s 13-point output and dished out six assists. Hayes added 10 points, seven rebounds, and three assists. The Dolphins got contributions from all across the lineup, as 10 different players found the score sheet.
Melvin Teal Jr. continued his ridiculous eighth-grade season, leading Colleton Prep with 20 points, while Naz Johnson added 10.
Hilton Head Prep (13-4, 7-2) wraps up its home schedule Friday against John Paul II.
Colleton Prep (7-12, 1-6) plays its third game in three days Friday at Beaufort Academy.
Written by Wes Kerr