Following a tough loss to Bluffton on Saturday, Battery Creek girls basketball got back into the win column Tuesday night against Region 8-3A rival Hanahan, defeating the Hawks 37-25 at the Palace.
Kiara Wilson posted a game-high 18 points along with eight rebounds and eight steals, Ashante Shaw added six points and 14 boards, and Sophia Felix collected six points, seven rebounds, six steals, and five assists for the Dolphins.
After a scoreless opening 90 seconds, the Dolphins broke through with a 15-0 run over the next three-plus minutes, with 11 of the points coming off the hot hand of Wilson, who started 3-for-3 from three point land. BCHS held an 11-point lead after the first quarter.
Hanahan opened the second quarter with a 4-0 run, cutting Creek’s double-digit lead to five. The Dolphins went 0-for-3 from the field before Felix knocked down a triple and Wilson picked off a pass, setting up a nice 10-footer. After Camdyn Lawson converted a 3-pointer late in the frame for the Hawks, the Dolphins went into the break up four.
Both offenses struggled in the third period, combining for only seven points, and the Dolphins led by only one heading into the final quarter, but Creek’s defense picked it up in the final period, allowing the Hawks to score just one point as the Dolphins had five different players score in the last eight minutes to pull away.
Battery Creek (6-8, 2-0) has won five of its last six and will host Bishop England on Friday. Both teams enter play 2-0 in the region.
By Brackin Lambert / Photo by Cloe Herman
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