HSGBB: HHCA dominant in first step on path to three-peat

The Eagles are three wins away from a three-peat. Hilton Head Christian Academy’s girls breezed through the SCISA 2A first round on Friday, riding a first-quarter shutout to a 65-11 drubbing of Dillon Christian at the Sumter Civic Center. 

Newly named McDonald’s All-American nominee Dior Shelton led the charge with 15 points, Abby Peduzzi scored 14, and Mackenzie Buchter joined the duo in double figures with 10. 

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Hilton Head Christian burst out of the blocks on a 17-0 run, completing a mind-blowing third straight quarter without allowing a single point dating back to Tuesday’s second-half shutout of Hilton Head Prep. After Shelton put up eight to pace the offense in the opening quarter, the Eagles cashed in from the foul line, sinking a tremendous 9/10 from the stripe to take a commanding 36-3 lead into the halftime break. 

Abby Peduzzi tallied a strong seven points in the third quarter, including a perfect 3/3 at the line to take a 55-6 advantage before the Eagles coasted to the finish line in the fourth. 

Hilton Head Christian (21-1, 10-0) faces the Marlboro Academy-Greenwood Christian winner in a quarterfinal matchup Monday at 4 p.m. 

By Wes Kerr

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