Hilton Head Prep boys basketball withstood the initial landfall, but the Hurricanes picked up intensity in the second and third quarters as First Baptist stormed to a 59-37 victory over the Dolphins on Friday in the SCISA 3A semifinals.
The prospect of an All-Lowco state final in SCISA 2A girls basketball went by the wayside Thursday when Orangeburg Prep ousted Beaufort Academy in the semifinals, frustrating the Eagles’ offensive stars in a 57-23 victory to earn a shot at three-time defending champion Hilton Head Christian Academy in the championship game.
Fueled by another standout defensive effort, the Hilton Head Christian Academy Eagles soared into the SCISA 2A state championship game Thursday with a 32-21 dismantling of Palmetto Christian at Sumter Civic Center.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr get you up to speed on all the latest sports news from the South Carolina Lowcountry in the LowcoSports Lowdown. This week’s show includes analysis of Hilton Head Prep’s football coach hire, news from a pair of Lowco golfers, and an update on the USCB Sand Sharks, but the primary focus is the SCHSL Wrestling State Championships. Hilton Head High coach Patrick Boulware and state qualifiers Chris Crosby and KJ Holland join us in the virtual studio to add to our preview of the big weekend in Anderson.
We select our Starting Five of the top players of the week, along with a few standouts we’re keeping “in the rotation,” as well as a Team of the Week, and highlight the biggest game of the upcoming week. Here’s this season’s final installment of the Lowco Boys Hoops Spotlight presented by Rogers Electric.
The SCISA seeding committee hasn’t done Hilton Head Prep boys basketball any favors during the Dolphins’ tenure playing as a Class 3A “flex” team in SCISA Region 4-2A, and this year was no different. But one thing did change this time around — the Dolphins proved them wrong.
Beaufort Academy boys basketball’s expectation-defying season came to a close Tuesday, as the Eagles were ousted in the SCISA 2A quarterfinals with a 63-39 loss to Spartanburg Day at Cardinal Newman in Columbia.
Hilton Head Prep girls basketball defied expectations all season with its tenacious defense and scrappy play, but the Dolphins couldn’t overcome a huge size deficit in the paint Tuesday night at the Sumter Civic Center, falling 54-33 to three-time defending state champion Cardinal Newman in the SCISA 3A quarterfinals.
The third time did not prove to be the charm for the Whale Branch girls basketball team, which suffered its third loss of the season at the hands of top-ranked Military Magnet, ending the Warriors’ season with a 56-44 defeat in the third round of the SCHSL Class 1A playoffs.