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Justin Jarrett: LowCo Lights Basketball/Wrestling | Dec 11, 2023 | LowCo Sports


The USCB Sand Sharks were back in The Cove on Saturday for a holiday-themed clash with Regent University out of Virginia, and it was a clean sweep for the home team.

Freshman Janiyah Heyward poured in a career-high 31 points to go with 13 rebounds and Brielle Bartelt added 23 points to lead the USCB women to an 85-70 win in their most explosive offensive output yet. Sand Sharks are now 3-4 on the season.

The Sand Shark men hit the century mark again as five players hit double digits in a 104-81 victory to run their record to 6-1. Freshman Marcus Overstreet had 20 points and seven boards in just 21 minutes, while Aussie Kobe Shewry was 4-for-9 from 3-point range en route to 19 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

Our friends at Beaufort’s Own had another epic showdown between Whale Branch and Beaufort on Friday. The Eagles scrapped out a 38-36 win in the girls game before Whale Branch raced out to a big lead in the boys game, only to see Beaufort storm back for a 61-58 victory to sweep the season series.

Neither Beaufort team had much left in the tank Saturday when they went to — well, The Tank — for a Lowco-on-Lowco clash with the May River Sharks. Brooke Dalton scored 14 points, Liz Duncan added 12, and May River’s girls swarmed on defense in a 44-11 rout, and Gage Duncan put up 14 to lead the Sharks to a 34-30 victory in a defensive struggle in the nightcap.

The five-time defending state champion Hilton Head Christian Academy girls flexed some muscle Friday night with a 61-32 rout of visiting Cardinal Newman. Tamya Hutchinson stuffed the stat sheet to the tune of 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, and seven steals, and Devon Yarde added 19 points for the Eagles.

The HHCA boys also had a good weekend, going 2-0 at the Baron Classic at Wilson Hall with wins over Laurence Manning and Florence Christian. Harrison Skinner averaged 22.5 points to lead the Eagles.

I went under the sea Friday with a trip to The Reef, and the Cross Stingrays have a squad. The girls jumped on Beaufort Academy early and cruised to an 80-41 win led by Genesis Wilson’s 17 points, six rebounds, and six assists along with 15 points and seven rebounds from Ryan Mayers, 14 points and eight boards from Lexann Maldonado, and 11 points and four assists from PJ Benson.

The BA boys salvaged a split, though, pulling away from a pesky Stingrays team for a 65-39 win despite an injury-depleted bench.

Both Cross teams slipped up Saturday against St. Joseph’s Catholic, which also spoiled the party at John Paul II with a hard-fought sweep of the Golden Warriors.

The Ridgeland-Hardeeville girls avenged last week’s loss to Battery Creek, but it was the Dolphin boys who turned the tables in the nightcap with a 68-52 win with Ethan Cox scoring 14 to lead five Dolphins in double digits. Creek kept it rolling with a 44-39 win over Bluffton on Saturday as Alizjah Mathis put up 13.

The Bobcats did pick up a tough 51-50 win at Military Magnet on Friday, but the Bobcat girls took a lopsided L with just five healthy players.

And both Hampton County teams picked up home wins over Colleton County on Saturday to sweep the season series from their border rivals.

And we had seven wrestlers from the Lowco coverage area capture individual titles Saturday, including a trio from John Paul II, which placed 2nd among 10 teams at the Northwood Invitational thanks to champions Chase Lafountain, Daniel Snyder, and Renzo Cedeno. Antonio McKnight won gold to lead Beaufort to a fourth-place finish and Thomas Heyward’s Jacob Alfonso and Colleton Prep’s Carter Sims also won their weight classes.

Hilton Head High’s Bryce Stephenson won gold at 113 pounds as the Seahawks placed sixth among 12 teams at the Hartsville Red Fox Rumble, while Gabe Fulton placed third to lead Bluffton to 12th among 24 teams at the Effingham County Rebel Invitational, and May River went 3-1 at the Cane Bay Duals, including a win over region rival James Island. Josh Echeverria and Kaedin McCallum each went 4-0 with four pins and Houston Rudisill had three pins and a forfeit.

Justin Jarrett, Lowco Sports
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December 2023

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