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Thanks to a strong second half, Hilton Head Preparatory School's boys basketball team went to Beaufort Academy and routed the Eagles, 66-38.
John Eck 20 led the Dolphins with 20 points, while Randy Young added 13 and eight rebounds. Shaun Topper added 10, and freshman Sam McCracken contributed five blocks off the bench.
"Everybody played and we had a productive second half," Dolphins head coach Jerry Faulkner said.
The game was manageable for Beaufort Academy at the half, with Hilton Head Prep leading 32-24. But the Dolphins (9-5) took care of business in the second half, outscoring the Eagles by 20.
"They came out strong in the first and third, and we couldn't respond," Chip Dinkins said.
A trio of players -- Charles Sanford, Connor Akers and Finn Coppernaes -- led Beaufort Academy (5-7) with eight points.
Akers added five assists and Coppernaes grabbed four rebounds.
Hilton Head Prep hosts First Baptist at 7:15 Friday night and Porter-Gaud at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Beaufort Academy hosts Thomas Heyward on Friday night.
Whale Branch 95, Branchville 36: The Warriors, 11-2 and ranked No. 1 in Class 1-A, tallied 24 steals and destroyed Branchville despite the absence of senior starter Dee Delaney because of an injury.
Charles Jones led the Warriors with 18 points and tallied three steals as Whale Branch had several players turn in impressive games.
Simeon Middleton added 17 with three assists and three steals, while Jay Abney scored 16, grabbed seven rebounds and had three steals.
Denzel Daniel scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and made two steals, while Terrell Hazell scored nine points, dished out 10 assists and made five steals.
Michael Middleton scored seven, had eight assists, grabbed five rebounds and had four steals. Other significant Warrior contributors included Devonta Glover (four points, three rebounds, steal), Malik Spicer (two points, six rebounds, two steals) and Nyquan G-Smith (three points, nine rebounds, steal).
Whale Branch, which held a 41-12 halftime lead, play Friday at Estill.
Battery Creek 59, North Charleston 29: Devontae Wilson scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Eagles' rout.
Adonis Williams added 10 points and dished out four assists, while Jason Green scored seven for Battery Creek (6-8, 4-1 Region 6-AA)
Battery Creek plays Friday at Burke.
Fort Dorchester 57, Beaufort High 33: Kendrick Colvin led the Eagles with six points in their Region 8-AAAA opener.
Beaufort High (9-4, 0-1) hosts Summerville on Friday.
Hilton Head Christian 50, Pinewood Prep 49, OT: Caleb Lewis hit a late 3-pointer to send the game to overtime and the Eagles (7-5, 1-0 SCISAA 3-AAA) got a quick score and held Pinewood Prep at bay in overtime for the win.
Brad Meccariello led Hilton Head Christian with 15 points, while Zack Polk added 10 and Ryan Barrett scored nine.
Reid Radebaugh led Pinewood Prep with 13.
Hilton Head Christian host Porter-Gaud at 7:30 Friday night.
Charleston Collegiate 82, Thomas Heyward 29: Dylan Tillotson led the Rebels with eight points and Seth Jones added seven.
Thomas Heyward (7-8, 1-1 SCISAA 1-AA) plays Friday at Beaufort Academy.
JV: Beaufort Academy 33, Hilton Head Prep 26
JV: South Effingham 35, Hilton Head Island 26 (Monday)
B-team: Hilton Head Island 39, South Effingham B 36 (Monday)
Middle school: Lady's Island LI 37, Whale Branch 21
Fort Dorchester 43, Beaufort High 30: Jordan Fields scored nine points and Kaitlyn Hamilton had 10 rebounds and five points in the Eagles Region 8-AAAA opener.
Beaufort High (1-12, 0-1) hosts Summerville on Friday.
Battery Creek 50, North Charleston 27: Daisja Cannon led the Dolphins (10-5, 3-2 Region 6-AA) with 15 points. Alex Bazemore added 14, and Alisha Varelo scored 11 for Battery Creek, which travels to Burke on Friday.
Porsha Thompson led North Charleston with 10.
Pinewood Prep 54, Hilton Head Christian 42: Ziarre Doe led the Eagles (8-7) with 21 points, and Andy Anderson added 11.
Hilton Head Christian hosts Porter-Gaud on Friday.
JV: Hilton Head Prep 25, Beaufort Academy 13
Middle School: Lady's Island 47, Whale Branch 27
Beaufort High: The Eagles finished 4-2 and in fourth place at the Military Duals on Saturday in Lexington.
Jake Sharp was 6-0 at 106 pounds, while Michael Holmes (145), Forrest Kimrell (152), Trey Arant (160) and Clint Wright (220) were 5-1. Tyler Wilson was 4-1 at 265.
Beaufort High hosts Colleton County at 7 p.m. Thursday.