The Green Wave basketball teams will carry some momentum into a showdown Friday.
Summerville swept Hanahan Saturday and Berkeley Tuesday but will need to play its best ball in order to be successful in games at Goose Creek Friday and during a tough region schedule that begins next week.
The Summerville girls earned a 64-31 victory at Berkeley. The Lady Green Wave outscored Berkeley 23-3 in the opening period 12-4 in the third.
Ashley Green led all scorers with 12 points and Cierra Mazyck added 10 points for Summerville. Jonnay Anthony led Berkeley with 11 points.
“We improved on some things we have been struggling with against Berkeley,” Summerville coach Matt Legare said. “We are excited about the challenges of playing Goose Creek, defending the region championship, and competing in the playoffs.”
The Lady Gators have had Summerville’s number the last few seasons, but Summerville seems to be closing the gap. Last January, the Lady Green Wave fell 37-30 to Goose Creek in a very competitive game.
The Summerville boys earned a 60-47 victory at Berkeley.
Guard John Jenkins and center Christian Kalacanic both scored 16 points and point guard Timmy Singleton added 14. Alex Taylor led the Stags with 14 points.
Summerville took a 2-point lead into the half and then outscored Berkeley 14-10 in the third period to take control.
“They gave us a good game,” Summerville coach Greg Elliott said. “The first half was tight but we defended a little better in the second half.”
The Green Wave improved to 10-3 on the season with the win. On Friday, Summerville faces a Goose Creek team that only has one loss this season. Last January the Green Wave broke a losing streak to the Gators with a 52-51 victory so Goose Creek will be looking to avenge that loss.
“We will need to score over 50 points against their tough man defense and contain their perimeter players, especially Dantez Bennemon,” Elliott said.
Bennemon didn’t play during the Gators’ 62-55 loss to Fort Dorchester on Dec. 16.
SUMMERVILLE Girls 64, BERKELEY Girls 31
Summerville (64): Cierra Mazyck 10, Chapman 9, Capers 9, Ashley Green 12, Green 9, Stewart 2, Anderson 3, Ketchel 2, Aldridge 8.
Berkeley (31): Mustapher 2, Ishmael 6, Funk 5, Harris 2, Jones 4, Liferidge 1, Jonnay Anthony 11.
Summerville 23 10 12 19-64
Berkeley 3 15 4 9-31
SUMMERVILLE Boys 60, BERKELEY Boys 47
Berkeley (47): Matthews 5, Harkness 3, Bradford 5, Edwards 4, Meggett 2, Richardson 3, Thompson 2, Harley 9, Alex Taylor 14.
Summerville (60): Singleton 14, Palmer 6, Jenkins 16, Wilkerson 4, Kalacanic 16.
Berkeley 13 13 10 11-47
Summerville 16 12 14 14-60
Records: Berkeley 7-6. Next: Berkeley hosts Hilton Head on January 14.