BE girls’ and boys’ basketball teams continue to dominate

The Bishop England Battling Bishops are coming off a week where they won five of their six games. The girls’ team won all three, by sizeable margins, beating First Baptist 65-34, Charleston Math and Science 79-25, and finally cross-town rival Porter Gaud 76-31. The boys’ team played almost as well. They won their games against First Baptist and Charleston Math and Science 70-40 and 61-54 (respectively). Their only loss (56-72) came to a tough Porter Gaud team that Coach Grevey called “probably the best in the lowcountry.” The girls’ key to domination for the past few years has been their pace, especially in the first half. At half time of each game, the girls’ lead has never been below 25 points, and it was 45 against Charleston Math and Science. That pace is supplied especially but not exclusively by two junior guards, Hannah Corbett and Rhetta Moore, by getting steals on the defensive end. On the season, Corbett has 26 steals and Moore with 22, which combines to average six a game. Coach Runey is elated about his young guards’ performance this year. After the Porter game, he said, “In the Charleston area, you know, they’re in the top ten, they’ve always been good players… They both played for me as freshman and Hannah (I think) in the 8th grade.” The boys’ team is playing very well this year as well. After struggling last year, this team has put together a very good start for themselves this year at 6-3. One big factor has been the play of Juniors Christian Drummond and Brendan McHale. They are one and two on the team in scoring and McHale has done a lot from the point guard spot. Their loss to Porter actually highlighted their strength, which is tenacity. After the game, Coach Grevey explained, “I am really proud of my guys for the way they battled, they didn’t quit… We just have to cut down our mistakes. We had too many turnovers and we gave them some easy buckets on the defensive end. We need to tighten up on defense, and we’re fine. We’re gonna be fine.” The BE boys were scheduled to play Hanahan on Monday in their holiday tournament. The result is online at The girls do not play until December 28. An opponent has not been set.

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