HSGBB: Warriors’ rally falls short at Wade Hampton

Whale Branch girls basketball couldn’t climb out of an early hole on the road Saturday, dropping a non-region game at Wade Hampton 46-42. 

A night after reaching the 1,000-point mark in a win over Lowcountry Leadership, Warriors star Kynew Barnwell put up 16 points, but it wasn’t quite enough for Whale Branch to erase a 10-point halftime deficit. 

Following Barnwell’s lead, Wade Hampton standout Shia Kinard reached the 1,000-point milestone with a 16-point night against the Warriors. Kinard scored all 16 points in the first half, while Kaira Garvin added 13 for the Red Devils.

Erin Rivers added eight points, Kiana Smashum had seven, and Heaven Grant contributed five for the Warriors. 

Whale Branch (7-5, 2-1) resumes region play Tuesday at Military Magnet.

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