Prep Roundup, Feb. 2: Beaufort High School boys hold off Ashley Ridge, 49-46

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Prep Roundup, Feb. 2: Beaufort High School boys hold off Ashley Ridge, 49-46

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Published Saturday, February 2, 2013   |  1000 Words  |  

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beaufort High 49, Ashley Ridge 46: Ashley Ridge took a one-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Beaufort High was able to reclaim the lead and hold on to improve to 3-5 in Region 8-AAAA.

Adonis Grant had a team-high 14 points to go with four rebounds. Kendrick Colvin added 13 points, five rebounds and four steals for the Eagles (13-8), and Otis McClain grabbed four rebounds.

Fred Weeks led Ashley Ridge with 14 points, and DJ Stevens had 10.

Beaufort High hosts Colleton County on Tuesday.

Whale Branch 63, Bethune-Bowman 54: The Warriors had three players record double-doubles as they held off the hosts down the stretch.

The Warriors (19-2 overall, 8-0 Region 5-A) led by as many as 18 points in the second quarter before Bethune-Bowman cut it to eight at halftime. The Warriors' lead went back up to 16 in the second half, but Bethune-Bowman sliced it to four in the fourth quarter before succumbing.

Dee Delaney led Whale Branch with 12 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Denzel Daniel had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Jay Abney finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Terrell Hazel also scored in double figures, netting 10 points to go with four assists.

The Warriors play at Allendale-Fairfax on Monday.

Hilton Head Prep 53, Pinewood Prep 47: The Dolphins won their second straight game in SCISAA Region 3-AAA, knocking off perennial power Pinewood Prep.

The visitors held a one-point lead going into the fourth quarter, but Hilton Head Prep took the lead halfway through and went to a spread offense. The Dolphins made their free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Hilton Head Prep (13-10 overall, 2-6 region) made eight of nine free throws in the final quarter, led by Charlie Wilmot's 6-for-6 performance.

Shaun Topper led Hilton Head Prep with 16 points, and John Eck had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Randy Young added six points and 10 rebounds for the Dolphins, who play at First Baptist next Friday.

J.D. Waite and Ryan Felder each scored 12 points for Pinewood Prep. Felder -- 6-foot-6, 265 pounds -- had 11 of his points in the first half.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson 67, Hilton Head Island High 58: The home team used its height advantage to keep the Seahawks in check, building a 35-24 lead by halftime and maintaining the lead from there.

Aaron Frazier and Michael Julian scored 16 points each, and Jacob Coltrane added 14 for Hilton Head High (11-11 overall, 3-5 Region 8-AAA), which returns home for its final two regular-season games.

The Seahawks host Stall on Tuesday and Hanahan on Thursday, hoping to break free from the middle of the pack in the region standings.

"We've got to win both," Hilton Head coach Ken Updike told the Times and Democrat. "We win both, 5-5 I think gets us in with tiebreakers. I feel like if we handle our business at home, 5-5 gets us in."

Tashombe Riley scored 21 points for Orangeburg-Wilkinson (13-10, 6-2), which remains in first place in the league.

First Baptist 45, Hilton Head Christian Academy 44: The Eagles had the final shot of the night, but couldn't get it to fall.

Brad Meccariello led the Eagles with 18 points, and Josh Polk had 12.

Hilton Head Christian (9-11 overall, 2-5 SCISAA Region 3-AAA) hosts Northwood Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Brad Allen led First Baptist with 16 points, and Shaquille Richardson finished with 11.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Whale Branch 62, Bethune-Bowman 33: S'Nitra Mack had 17 points, and Kemoni Jenkins finished with 15 points and six assists to keep Whale Branch undefeated in Region 5-A.

Jonae Riley added eight points, Kenyada Moultrie scored seven and Sharrin Reed had six for the Warriors (16-3 overall, 5-0 region), who only led by five at halftime before exploding for 27 points in the third quarter.

Mack, Jenkins and Moultrie each had six steals for Whale Branch, which plays at Allendale-Fairfax on Monday.

Hilton Head Christian Academy 53, First Baptist 37: Andy Anderson and Macee Tamminen scored 13 points apiece, and Ziarre Doe added 11 as the Eagles improved to 3-2 in SCISAA Region 3-AAA.

Francesca Guidobono pitched in with eight points and Audrey Bensch had six for Hilton Head Christian (17-9), which plays at Ashley Hall at 5 p.m. Monday.

Ashley Ridge 45, Beaufort High 26: Ashley Ridge jumped out to a 28-7 lead by halftime and coasted from there against a Beaufort High team missing two of its starters because of the flu.

Amber Britton had 11 points, and Jordan Fields and Regina Bolden had eight rebounds apiece for Beaufort (1-20 overall, 0-9 Region 8-AAAA), which hosts Colleton County at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Shelby Daly had 13 points to lead Ashley Ridge.

Orangeburg-Wilkinson 71, Hilton Head Island High 18: The host Bruinettes scored the first 14 points en route to claiming their 11th straight win and the Region 8-AAA title.

The game was vastly different from the teams' first meeting this season, when the Seahawks only lost by eight points to No. 1-ranked Orangeburg-Wilkinson a little more than two weeks ago.

The Bruinettes (21-1 overall, 8-0 region) led 27-2 after one quarter and were up 49-7 at halftime. Dejoria Howard scored a game-high 23 points.

"We just fell behind and couldn't get out," Hilton Head coach Dave Greenberg told the Times and Democrat. "They showed how good they can be, I guess. We just got beat by a better team tonight. Not even close. We weren't even in their league tonight."

Austin Seelbach had a team-high seven points for Hilton Head (15-7, 5-3), which will look to regroup as it fights to maintain second place over Hanahan in the region. The Seahawks host Stall on Tuesday and Hanahan on Thursday.