HSBBB: BA holds off JPII, clinches region’s top spot

HSBBB: BA holds off JPII, clinches region’s top spot

Beaufort Academy boys basketball blitzed John Paul II out of the gate and held off a second-half charge from the Golden Warriors for a 53-47 home win Friday to wrap up the SCISA Region 4-2A title and the region’s top seed in the SCISA 2A playoffs. 

BA bolted to an 11-0 lead to start the game and it was 30-13 at halftime before the Golden Warriors settled in on the road. JPII clawed back within seven going to the fourth but couldn’t close the gap.

Senior Brandon Trapp drained four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points and five rebounds in 15 minutes, and freshman Amarion Wilson collected 11 points and 12 boards to lead the Eagles in a balanced effort. Sully Gay added 10 points and five boards, Timmy Horgan hit a pair of 3s to finish with eight points, and Braydon Dineen compiled seven points and four assists for BA.

Christian Tilton led JPII with 18 points and five boards, and Mark Knight had 12 points, five assists, and three steals.

BA (29-7, 8-1 SCISA 4-2A) hosts Bethesda Academy to close out the regular season Monday, while JPII (12-7, 5-5) travels to play the Coastal Hurricanes in a non-region matchup Monday.

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