The Bishop England girls basketball team advanced to the SCHSL 2A state championship game after defeating Kingstree, 55-41, in the Lower State final, this past Saturday night.
Michele Boykin led the Battling Bishops with 21 points, Mary Harriet Moore added 13 and Ellie James chipped in 11 for the 2A defending champions. Bishop England led 28-19 after halftime and outscored Kingstree in every quarter, except for a 13-13 third period.
The Bishops (23-3) will play Keenan (16-6), Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Center in Columbia.
Like Bishop England, Keenan hasn't had much difficuly reaching the title game. The Raiders have won its preceding state tournament games by an average margin of victory of 23.25 points. The Bishops' mark is a 32.5 margin.
Palmetto Christian Academy
The Palmetto Christian Academy girls basketball team lost to Marlboro Academy, 57-55, this past Thursday night in the SCISA 2A state semifinals. The Eagles finished their season 23-6.
Corey Caulder led Palmetto Christian in scoring with 17 points. Lizzie Wilson added 14, and Haley Hester chipped in 10. Malboro Academy's Katie McLauren led all scorers with 23.
Marlboro gained its edge in the third quarter by outscoring the Eagles 15-10. Palmetto Christian entered the game on a 16-game winning streak, in which it outscored opponents by an average margin of 20.4 points.
The Palmetto Christian Academy boys basketball team lost in the SCISA 2A state semifinals to top-ranked Spartanburg Christian, 83-58, this past Thursday night.
The Eagles wrapped up their first season in the 2A ranks with a 20-7 record.
Like its female counterparts, Palmetto Christian steamrolled through the region schedule, winning the regular season and conference tournament. The Eagles had a 15-game winning streak halted by the season-ending loss.
The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its all-state teams, and Bishop England's Mary Harriet Moore earned a spot on the 2A roster.
Region 7-4A basketball coaches also announced their selections for the all-conference team. On the girls side, Wando's Rachel Torlay and Kearsten Duvernay earned nods, and Richie Alston and Trey Price represented the Warriors boys team.
It was business as usual for the Mount Pleasant Swim Club, two weekends ago, at the Short Course State Championships in Greenville. The team grabbed second place, led by three girl standouts.
Megan Kingsley won eight individual events – 1000 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 breaststroke, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM. “Gabi Reed and Kaitlin Healy finished as the top two 9/10 (year-old) girls in the state,” coach Doug Fetchen added.
Kingsley was also the high-point winner for the 15-18 age division.
The Wando boys lacrosse team won 11-1 over Porter Gaud in its regular season and home opener, this past Thursday night. Tucker Dodson and Carson Horner scored four and three goals, respectively.
The Warriors' much-anticipated game against Benedictine Military scheduled for Saturday was cancelled. Coach Lance Renes said the two schools are working on a make-up date.
The Wando girls lacrosse team beat Hilton Head 15-5 in its first game of the season, this past Wednesday night. Allie Buchnam and Jessie Bunting scored four goals apiece.
The Warriors' game against Bluffton Monday night was cancelled due to weather.
The Bishop England girls lacrosse team has raced out to a 2-0 start this season. The Battling Bishops defeated Academic Magnet, 22-9, and Ashley Hall, 18-2, this past week.
Elena Bosco scored eight goals and had six assists in both contests. Cora Petyak also had eight goals.
Jordan Mitchell is the early leader in goals scored with nine. Fellow sophomore Taylor Kennington dished out five assists and has eight goals.
Their Saturday match against Bluffton was rained out.
The Bishop England boys lacrosse team's season opener was delayed with a rain-out Saturday against Bluffton.
The Wando rugby club team moved to 3-0 this season, after a 12-7 win over No. 21 nationally ranked Greenville, two weeks ago in Columbia. Greenville was coming off a 107-0 victory over Sandhills.
Coach Todd Shepard said the gameplan was to “play for territory, play solid defense, limit their chances to score and capitalize on their mistakes.”
Greenville put Wando in a 7-0 hole, but the Warriors narrowed their deficit after halftime to 7-5 with a successful try but unsuccessful conversion. Wando scored again with about four minutes remaining and added the conversion to go up 12-7. Furious comeback attempts by Greenville were thwarted.
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