Hilton Head High’s girls carried the momentum from Wednesday night’s thriller into their rematch with James Island in the first round of the Region 7-4A tournament, as Lynda Young led the Seahawks to a 45-38 victory over the visiting Trojans on Friday.
Young, who scored the winning basket with 4 seconds left in Wednesday’s regular-season finale, led all scorers with 21 points. Janiya Ferebee added 12 for the Seahawks.
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The Trojans jumped out to an early lead on the heels of Andrea Duncan, who finished with 17 points. However, a dominant second quarter gave the Seahawks a 27-18 lead going into the half. The Seahawks held onto their lead in a highly competitive second half to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Hilton Head (4-7, 2-3) will travel to Bluffton (9-2,9-0) to face the No. 1 seed Bobcats in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Monday.
Written by Trace Lowther