Hilton Head Prep girls basketball was able to overcome a tough shooting night and an abundance of turnovers to escape with a 48-46 road win at St. Vincent’s Academy on Monday in Savannah.
The Dolphins’ pressing defense did its job early on, holding SVA to four points in the first quarter and opening up a 22-15 halftime lead, but Saints sophomore Alexis Ghaleb heated up in the second half. St. Vincent’s surged ahead 34-29 heading to the fourth quarter, as HHP’s 27 turnovers kept the Saints in the game.
HHP found a rhythm in the fourth quarter, though, and Katie Campbell’s bucket with less than 10 seconds left gave the Dolphins the lead before the defense made one last stop to seal it.
Courtney Campbell scored 14 points, Katie Campbell had 13, and Annie Braun added 10 for the Dolphins, while Ghaleb put up a game-high 17 to lead the Saints.
“Give credit to St. Vincent’s, they made shots and Ghaleb is one of the best shooters we’ve faced. They out-toughed us on the glass and played hard for 32 minutes,” HHP coach Phillip Hartman said. “Give us credit, too. Good teams find ways to win, and tough teams win on the road.”
HHP (6-3) travels to St. Andrew’s for another non-region tuneup Thursday.
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