After nearly a month, Bluffton boys basketball found its way back to the win column Saturday with a 49-41 comeback win over visiting Battery Creek.
The Bobcats erased a five-point halftime deficit and eased away from the Dolphins in the fourth quarter to snap a five-game skid and earn their first win since Dec. 10.
Jaylin Linder led the charge for the Bobcats with 15 points, and Nic Yanez added 14 as Bluffton rallied after a sluggish first half. Yanez scored 10 of his 13 after the break and finished with four 3-pointers.
Te’Shaun Heyward had 12 points and three assists, Will White added 11 points and five rebounds, and Noah Northway collected eight points, five rebounds, and four assists to lead the Dolphins.
Creek got off to a strong start with White knocking down a couple of 3-pointers, Heyward and Northway finding success driving to the basket, and Donyae Brown crashing the boards, but the Dolphins suffered from poor shot selection and too many turnovers after the break.
The Bobcats outscored the Dolphins 11-6 in the third quarter to edge ahead by one, then controlled the fourth to pull away.
Bluffton (4-8, 0-4) returns to region play Friday at James Island. Battery Creek (1-13, 0-1) hosts region rival Hanahan on Tuesday.
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