Weekly sports roundup: Local hoops teams go head-to-head for wins, bragging rights
Wando teams split with BE
The Wando boys basketball team found a home away from home Saturday at Bishop England, making 11 3-pointers en route to a 71-53 win over the Battling Bishops.
Aaron Brown led the Warriors with 20 points, including four 3s. A total of 10 players scored for Wando, who capitalized on a 17-4 second quarter scoring advantage to beat Bishop England for the second time this season.
The Warriors (10-7) lost to Ashley Ridge the previous night, 68-53.
The Wando girls hoops squad lost to Bishop England, Saturday, 50-41, despite Kimberly Smalls and Kearsten Duvernay scoring 13 and 11 points, respectively.
The loss dropped the Warriors to 9-4 this season, as they enter the region portion of their schedule. Wando hosts Cane Bay Friday night.
The Warriors defeated Ashley Ridge, 56-37, the night before. Duvernay led all scorers with 23, as she continues to have a strong senior campaign.
BE plays final ?non-region game
The Bishop England boys basketball team lost to visiting Wando, Saturday night, despite seven 3-pointers. B.J. Grevey made five of those to highlight a 20-point performance.
Jacob Vecchiolla, who recently returned to the court after recovering from a football-related injury, scored 14.
It was the final non-conference game this season. The Bishops are 2-2 in their region (5-7 overall) after beating Burke, 65-40, Friday night.
The Bishop England girls basketball team made it a season series sweep over rival Wando, this past Friday night, with a 9-point win. In early December, the Battling Bishops defeated the Warriors in a low-scoring affair at the ChopHouse.
Mary Harriet Moore led the way with 29 points. Bishop England outscored Wando 19-6 in the second quarter and played the Warriors even the remaining two quarters to earn the win.
The Bishops (9-3, 4-0 2A-Region 6) were coming off a 56-31 victory against region opponent Burke, Friday night. Moore had 17 points, Michelle Lussier added 12 and Ellie James chipped in 10.
Bishop England is playing without standout guard Michele Boykin, who suffered a broken nose in the Carolina Invitational Tournament in late December. She underwent surgery last week, according to coach Paul Runey, and is out indefinitely.
PCA starts region play with routs
The Palmetto Christian Academy boys basketball team handled Thomas Sumter Academy, 74-36 on Friday night. The Eagles improved to 6-6 overall and 1-0 in SCISA 2A-Region 2.
Cody Brewerton scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Joe Siegwald had 15 points and eight boards. J.T. Waters added 11 assists.
The win halted a 3-game losing streak, which the Eagles had lost two of those by an average margin of 4.5 points.
The Palmetto Christian Academy (8-5, 1-0) girls hoops team had no problems taking down Thomas Sumter, winning 51-19. The Eagles held their visitors to just nine points through the first three quarters.
Corey Caulder had 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Annie Pascutti led all scorers with 15 points, and Julia Strout grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.
The Eagles’ boys and girls games at Holy Hill were played Tuesday night after the Moultrie News went to press.
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