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Oceanside Collegiate hoopsters head for home stretch in region 6-AA


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Mt. Pleasant – Region basketball championships are won in January and early February. The time has arrived for the teams at Oceanside Collegiate Academy to rise up and be counted.

Region 6-AA play has begun in earnest and how the boys and girls teams at Oceanside Collegiate fare in region play will determine their participation in the Class AA Lower State playoffs, which begin in mid-February.

Heading into a big week in region competition, the boys team was 2-0 in league play after posting wins over Timberland (50-36) and Philip Simmons (71-51).

The defending region champions have their hands full this season as they chase the top two teams from North Charleston and Burke. The Landsharks played North Charleston on January 21 and battle Burke on three days later. They also play the two teams during the second week of February.

Entering the week of January 20, Oceanside Collegiate was 9-8 overall, looking to find consistency as they played a difficult non-region slate of games. The Landsharks lost five games by single digits.

The Landsharks are led offensively by two returning seniors, Tristan Freeling and Sam Crowley. Freeling leads the team in scoring at 15.5 points per game while adding 5.5 rebounds per outing. Crowley also scores in double figures, averaging 12.9 points per game.

No other player averages in double figures as the Landsharks look to find a consistent third scoring option. Senior Malachi Oree is scoring 5.7 points and junior Daunta Hagler is adding about 5.3 points per game.

Oree has been a significant worker on the boards, leading the team with about six rebounds per game.

The girls team opened their region schedule with a win over Timberland before losing to Philip Simmons. They entered play on January 21 against North Charleston with a 5-9 record overall this season.

Only one player, junior Kennedy Rhue, is averaging in double figures. Rhue is scoring 12.6 points per game and also leads team in rebounding at 7.9 boards per game.

Senior Charlize Wright averages 6.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and sophomore Ellie Smith is good for 5.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per outing.

 Senior Reagan Brown also pulls down about six rebounds per contest and junior Malaka Belser is second on the team in rebounding at 7.7 caroms per game.



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