While we were busy following the Beaufort Eagles all the way to the state championship as the high school football season wrapped up, high school basketball action across the Lowco started to heat up.
Here’s a look at the hoops action around the area earlier this week. We plan to publish roundups along these lines at least twice a week throughout the season, along with weekly features highlighting the area’s top performers, and longer recaps of select games we’re able to staff in person. Plus, we’ll be sharing highlights on our daily local sports segments on the WHHI News at 5, and keeping you posted with all the latest news and analysis on the Lowco Hoops Report podcast.
Happy hoops season, LowcoSports fans!
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HHIHS 46, BA 42: Lynda Young racked up 19 points and 23 rebounds – including 12 offensive boards – to lead the Seahawks to a hard-fought home win. Amaya Wroten added 10 points, and Janiya Ferebee collected eight points, 15 rebounds, and four steals for the Seahawks to offset a game-high 24 points from BA’s Tahleea Heyward. Eagles star Mike’Ala Washington left the game in first half with an apparent injury.
HHIHS (3-0) vs. Aiken (Fri.)
BA (1-3) at Pinewood tournament (Fri.)
May River 48, Battery Creek 32: Brooke Dalton scored 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting, Casey Laing added 11 points, and Morgan Kronimus ripped down 13 boards to go with six points to lead the Sharks to a season-opening win. Genesis Wilson scored 12 points to lead the Dolphins.
MRHS (1-0) vs. Bridges Prep (Tues.)
BCHS (0-3) vs. Brookland-Cayce (Fri.)
Bluffton 65, Wade Hampton 54: Tacoya Heyward led four Bobcats in double digits with 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and seven steals as Bluffton built a 14-point halftime lead and held off the Red Devils comfortably. Ja’laina Mosley collected 14 points and eight rebounds, Katie Rodney added 14 points, and eighth-grader Amirah Brown contributed 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals for Bluffton.
BLUF (1-0) at Ridgeland (Sat.)
WH (0-1) at Allendale-Fairfax (Fri.)
John Paul II 67, Habersham School 23: Brady Mahoney led a balanced effort with 18 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four steals as the Golden Warriors won big. Gracie Henderson added 10 points, Lily Termini and Camryn Michael each had eight points and six boards, and Emily O’Sullivan chipped in six points and nine rebounds.
JPII (3-1) at Memorial Day (Mon.)
Colleton Co. 53, Palmetto Scholars 35
CCHS (1-3) vs. Woodland (Fri.)
Patrick Henry 47, Andrew Jackson Acad. 31: Lillian Lucas poured in 20 points and Harper Rice added 17 to lead the Patriots to a stress-free win on the road. PHA led 30-6 at halftime before easing off in the second half.
PHA (5-0, 1-0) at HHCA (Fri.)
Battery Creek 38, May River 36 (OT): Kanye Freeman scored a game-high 13 points and made one of the Dolphins’ two buckets in overtime to lift the Dolphins to a confidence-building win at home. Kelvin Willis and Savion Isom each added six points for Creek in the defensive struggle, while Gage Duncan scored 12 points and Ignacio Rodriguez had nine for the Sharks.
BCHS (1-2) vs. Brookland-Cayce (Fri.)
MRHS (0-1) vs. Battery Creek (Sat.)
HHIHS 65, BA 41: Sophomore Reese Stewart poured in 19 points, including nine in the first quarter to lead the Seahawks to a big win in their home opener. Luke Danzell added nine points, and Jourdin Nelson-Davis and John O’Gorman contributed seven each for HHIHS. Te’Shaun Heyward and Devin Fripp scored seven points apiece to lead BA.
HHIHS (2-1) vs. Aiken (Fri.)
BA (0-1) vs. HHIHS (Tues.)
Colleton Co. 85, Palmetto Scholars 55: Mykeem Gant led three Cougars in double digits with 21 points along with five assists and five steals in a road win to open a home-and-home sweep. Amauri Sanders added 12 points, Brian Hamilton had 11 points, six assists, and six steals, and Demar Bodison collected eight points and nine boards for the Cougars.
Colleton Co. 83, Palmetto Scholars 43: Saunders led a balanced effort with 19 points, while Nick Williams added 14, Hamilton had 13, and Da’veon Varner scored 12 as the Cougars blew out the Phoenix at home to complete the sweep.
CCHS (3-0) vs. Woodland (Fri.)
Wade Hampton 50, Bluffton 44: The new-look Bobcats went toe-to-toe with the Red Devils, who are coming off a trip to the Class 2A Lower State finals. Jaylin Linder put up 19 points to lead Bluffton, while EJ Graham added 12, and Brandon Bryant contributed nine. The game was tied at 17 at halftime before the Red Devils edged ahead by two points at the end of the third quarter and held on.
WH (1-0) at Allendale-Fairfax (Fri.)
BLUF (0-1) at Ridgeland (Sat.)
Charleston Collegiate 49, Colleton Prep 24
CPA (0-4) vs. Andrew Jackson Acad. (Fri.)
Habersham School 64, John Paul II 40: The Patriots put four players in double figures with Tyler Tift scoring 21 to lead the way against a short-handed JPII squad.
JPII (0-4) vs. Coastal Hurricanes (Fri.)
Andrew Jackson Acad. 95, Patrick Henry 49: The Patriots were down two starters due to illness and lost another to injury and didn’t have the firepower to match the undefeated Warriors on the road. Noah Altman scored 15 points, and Hugh Fairey and Andy Searles added nine each for PHA.
PHA (3-2) at HHCA (Fri.)
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