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By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton Prep Lady Hawks will head into the final week of the regular season sitting at 8-11 overall and 2-6 in Region I-AA. Last week, the Lady Hawks split region games, earning a 45-40 win over Hilton Head Prep and suffering a 69-26 loss to Hilton Head Christian. They picked up a non-conference win over Andrew Jackson 56-52, midweek.
Against Hilton Head Prep Monday Feb. 3, Langley Harter scored 15 points and Taylor Tomedolskey chipped in 13 points. Other scoring included Heather Davis 6, Rachel Wright 5 and Rianna Bailey 5.
“This was a great region win for the girls,” said Coach Nicole Cain. “They played harder than I have seen them play all year. All of them were rebounding, making good passes and controlling the ball. If they keep that level of play, they will be unstoppable.”
In the win over Andrew Jackson Tuesday Feb. 4, Harter led the Lady Hawks scoring 23 points. Tomedolskey had 17 points. Other scoring included Rachel Wright 9, Rianna Bailey 4 and Heather Davis 3.
“Against Andrew Jackson, they girls picked up a great win,” said Cain. “They played a very hard-fought game. I was a little disappointed that the girls gave up a 20-point lead. But they pulled it out and got the win. I am very proud of them.”
Harter scored 13 points to lead Colleton Prep in the loss against Hilton Head Christian Friday Feb. 7. Other scoring included Wright 5, Davis 4, Tomedolskey 3 and Bailey 1.
“Hilton Head Christian is a great team,” said Cain. “The girls went into the game without the momentum they would normally have. They tried hard, but Hilton Head Christian is much bigger than our girls and they towered over us. Rebounding was difficult and they blocked up the lane on the drive. Frustration set in and we couldn’t cope with it. We are putting that game behind us and looking toward next week.”
The Lady Hawks look to align as one of the 16 teams in SCISA AA to advance to post-season play.
A pivotal game this week for Colleton Prep will be against Thomas Heyward Academy Thursday Feb. 13 on the road. Colleton Prep defeated the Rebels earlier this season 63-45. Also, on tap this week, the Lady Hawks were scheduled to travel to Andrew Jackson Monday Feb. 10 and host Beaufort Academy Wednesday Feb. 12.