PCA knocks off Holly Hill; Girls struggle late

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mitch Hogan scored six points with three rebounds and an assist Tuesday in PCA's win at Holly Hill. PHOTO BY BILL HOGAN

The Palmetto Christian Eagles had little trouble picking up a win in its first conference road game of the season Tuesday with a 58-27 pounding of the Holly Hill Raiders.

Seven players scored at least five points for Palmetto Christian (5-7, 2-0). Chris DeMarco led all scorers with 11 points on 4-5 shooting from inside the three-point arc and six rebounds. Joe Siegwald and Sam Iriart both added eight. Ben German, Mitch Hogan and Isaiah McGrew each scored six, and J.T. Waters turned in five. Waters added six assists, German four blocks and Iriart three steals.

Palmetto Christian limited Holly Hill (5-5, 1-1) to just 10 points in the first half while it built a 23-point lead. The Eagles allowed the Raiders just six points in the third quarter to stretch open a 50-16 lead heading into the fourth. The 27 points allowed is the fewest for the Eagles this season.

Michael Kays led the Raiders with six points, Middleton Bull added five.

Lady Eagles grounded

Corey Caulder's 26 points weren't enough to save Palmetto Christian from a 55-48 loss to Holly Hill Tuesday.

Palmetto Christian (4-9, 1-1) held a three-point lead after the first quarter and sat tied at halftime. The Eagles kept pace through the third and entered the fourth trailing by just one point, but were outscored 15-9 in the final frame.

Parker Emerson and Annie Pascutti both added seven points for Palmetto Christian. The Eagles shot 40 percent from the field, 18 percent from three and 29 percent from the free-throw stripe.

Palmetto Christian sits third in SCISA 2A Region II, trailing Thomas Sumter and Holly Hill by one game.

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