Win or go home: Basketball playoffs underway

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bishop England boys basketball standout B.J. Grevey attacks the basket during the Battling Bishops' game this past Friday night at Ridgeland. COURTESY OF BE SPORTS FLICKR

Wando

The Wando boys basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in the 4A bracket, setting the stage for a game at No. 2 Bluffton on Wednesday.

The two teams have not played each other this season. Bluffton is 12-7 overall and finished 6-3 in Region 8. The Bobcats are 7-1 at home.

Wando is coming off a 41-34 defeat to West Ashley, this past Friday night. Aaron Brown led the Warriors with 10 points.

The Wando girls basketball turns its attention to the state playoffs after losing 65-38 to West Ashley, this past Friday. The Warriors led 15-8 after the first quarter but were outscored 57-23 the rest of the way.

The Warriors are the No. 3 seed in the 4A Lower State bracket and traveled to Colleton County Tuesday night. The game was completed after the Moultrie News went to press.


Bishop England

The Bishop England boys basketball team grabbed the No. 3 seed in the 2A Lower State bracket and will travel to Edisto Wednesday night.

The Battling Bishops (11-11, 8-6 Region 6) are coming off an 83-56 defeat at Ridgeland, this past Friday night. If they get past Edisto, Bishop England could face No. 1 seed Woodland, which it split two regular season meetings with.

The Bishop England girls basketball team dominated the regular season and were rewarded with a No. 1 seed in the 2A Lower State bracket of the state tournament. The Bishops (19-3, 14-0 Region 6) hosted Bamberg-Ehrhardt Tuesday night after the Moultrie News went to press.


Palmetto Christian Academy

The Palmetto Christian Academy boys basketball team played Dorchester Academy Tuesday night in the region championship tournament final after press time. The Eagles had advanced to the title game after defeating Calhoun Academy the previous night, 50-32.

Gabe Hogan led the way with 15 points, and Joe Siegwald added 14, while shooting 7-of-12 from the floor.

Palmetto Christian is the No. 1 seed and Dorchester holds the No. 2 spot.

The Palmetto Christian Academy girls basketball team played Calhoun Academy Tuesday night in the region championship, after beating Holly Hill Academy in the semifinal contest. Palmetto Christian is the top seed.

The Eagles narrowly defeated Holly Hill, 39-38, and entered the fourth quarter trailing by one point.

Corey Caulder, Lizzie Wilson and Annie Pascutti combined for 32 of the team's total points.

“Last year we would have lost this type of game, so hopefully it's a precursor to a solid game tonight in the region tournament finals,” assistant coach Dewey Caulder said Tuesday morning, “and a long run in the playoffs that start Friday night. A win is a win and we are thankful for that.”

The SCISA 2A Region 2 tournament was hosted by Calhoun in Saint Matthews. To view the complete box scores from Monday night's games, click here.

RUGBY


The Wando rugby club team opened its season in Columbia, this past Friday night, beating Sandhills 23-10.

“At the end of the day, there were no injuries, the entire roster got at least 20 minutes of action, and we won,” coach Todd Shepard said. “The coaching staff could not have been happier.”

Shepard added that Wando was forced to use several players with little to no previous experience with the club and only 21 players made the trip, due to injuries and illnesses.

Wando led 11-5 at halftime and held off any Sandhills attempt to rally after intermission.

WRESTLING


The Lexington wrestling team represented the Lower State bracket in claiming the 4A state title against Rock Hill, this past Saturday.

Lexington won 36-21 against its Upper State foe to win its first state championship. The Wildcats defeated Blythewood, Fort Dorchester, Beaufort and Summerville in the previous rounds.


Submit stats, pictures, video and recaps to reporter Tyler Heffernan via email at theffernan@moultrienews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerHeff for live updates.

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