Bluffton girls basketball used its M.O. of balanced scoring and stifling defense to coast to a 41-22 home win over Battery Creek on Saturday, snapping the Dolphins’ four-game win streak.
The sophomore backcourt duo of Katie Rodney and Tacoya Heyward combined for 19 points and set the tone at the defensive end for the Bobcats, who held a dangerous Dolphins team to 22 percent shooting — including 1-of-11 from 3-point range — and forced 19 turnovers.
The Bobcats led by eight after the first quarter before bolting to a 29-11 halftime advantage, and they kept the pressure on at the defensive end all afternoon, frustrating Battery Creek’s offensive standouts.
Rodney scored 10 points, Heyward added nine, and Ja’lania Mosley and Keira Lewis each had seven to lead Bluffton, while Madi Washington added six.
Ashante Shaw continued her terrific play in the post for Creek, doing a nice job defending Washington and collecting 11 points and nine rebounds. Kiara Wilson and Tatianna Cuevas each added four points for the Dolphins.
Bluffton (11-1, 4-0) travels to James Island on Friday in a matchup of the two remaining undefeated teams in Region 7-4A. The Dolphins (5-8, 1-0) resume region play at home against Hanahan on Tuesday.
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