HSGBB: Weary Dolphins run out of gas vs. ‘Canes

A short-handed Hilton Head Prep girls basketball team ran out of steam in the fourth quarter and let a late lead slip away in a 57-50 loss at First Baptist on Saturday. 

The game was rescheduled from an earlier date and several Dolphins had scheduled college visits, leading Phillip Hartman’s team with just five available players. Nonetheless, HHP outscored the Hurricanes 20-6 in the second quarter to surge to a 28-25 halftime lead and took a four-point advantage into the fourth quarter before running out of gas.

Haylee Hopman scored a team-high 16 points for the Dolphins, while Katie Campbell added 14 points, seven rebounds, and six assists, and Courtney Campbell collected 14 points and six boards. Abi Mendoza added four points, and Ella Clark had two points and six rebounds.

“This was an emotional loss,” Hartman said. “We had five players play all 32 minutes. When you consider our style of play, it takes more than skill and conditioning to keep that up for 32 minutes. It takes heart and genuine love for your teammates and that’s what I saw from the bench.”  

HHP (16-7) wraps up the regular season at home against John Paul II at Tuesday.

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