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Summerville Winter Sports update

By Roger Lee

Summerville – The Green Wave Wrestling team has been dominate during the month of January.

Summerville has won all of its matches this month, including three straight against Region 8-AAAAA foes. The Green Wave will enter its final region match of the season with a 27-2 record and a 3-0 mark in the region.

“Our schedule in December was heavy,” Summerville coach Darryl Tucker said. “We wanted to load up tournaments and tri-matches because we wanted to get our guys a lot of mat time before we hit our region schedule. Now we are focusing more on each match and then fixing little problems we see with individuals to get each wrestler better.”

The only thing standing between Summerville and the region championship is Fort Dorchester, the team that defeated Summerville in the final region match of 2019 to force a three-way tie for first-place honors. Summerville hosts this year’s match against the Patriots at 7 p.m. Jan. 29.

Summerville began its region slate Jan. 9 at Ashley Ridge with a 41-24 win over the Swamp Foxes. Summerville won 9 of the 14 weight classes, including three by pin.

Kyle Nicholson (182-pound class), Rubin Izzard (220) and Aidan Jurey (138) each pinned their Ashley Ridge opponent. David Rundell (170) also earned the team 6 points when his opponent was disqualified.

The Green Wave began to pull away in the light-weight classes. Ben Guilliam (106) earned a 6-5 decision. Gavin Butler (113) claimed an 11-1 major decision. Brayton Killiri (126) earned a 15-2 major decision. Ryu Brown (132) kept the surge rolling with a 7-2 decision and Hunter Hickman (145) won a 10-6 decision.

Summerville really started to find its grove Jan. 15 when it defeated Stall 75-3 and Bishop England 69-9.

Against Stall, the Green Wave gave up a 6-5 decision at 220 but won all the other matches to capture its second region win. Guilliam, Reco Robinson (120), Killiri, Brown, Hickman, Jeramiah Pressley (152), Nicholson, Roan Shawver (182) and Parker Warder (285) all pinned their Warrior opponent and Denzel Chandler (195) earned a 15-11 decision.

The Green Wave then downed region foe West Ashley 78-2 Jan. 20. Summerville dropped an 8-4 decision at 132, but put all the other Wildcats’ wrestlers on their back. Guilliam, Butler, Robinson, Killiri, Jurey, Hickman, Pressley, Rundell, Nicholson, Shawver, Chandler, Izzard and Warder all won with a pin.

Summerville is expecting Adrian Campbell-Weathers, who has been injured, to return to the lineup soon.

Wave Girls BB

The Summerville Girls Basketball team is riding a five-game winning streak. The Lady Green Wave defeated Cane Bay, Berkeley, Ashley Ridge, Stall and West Ashley this month to improve to 15-6 on the season with a 3-0 mark in Region 8-AAAAA.

Since the team opened region play Jan. 14, junior forward Kylie Sims is leading the way for scorers, averaging 11 points per game. Junior point guard Carya Manick averages 8.6 points per game while junior Lexi Shepard averages 6 and senior Teliya Johnson averages 5.

Other members of the team are Jasmine Grant, Nique Polite, Cynthia Lawerence, Larrysha Smiley, Rachel Davis, Abigaile Piper, Kendal Elmore and Rebeccah Harley.

Wave Boys BB

The Summerville Boys Basketball team is getting mixed results, but coach David Long says that isn’t surprising considering how inexperienced his team was entering the season. The team includes more sophomores than it does juniors or seniors and plays a freshman as well as an eighth-grader.

Summerville fell to 9-12 with a 0-3 mark in Region 8-AAAAA with a loss to Stall Jan. 21. However, Long isn’t ready to give up on the season just yet.

“Senior Nick Freitag has improved tremendously as a leader, scorer and rebounder,” Long said. “Young starters Javari Stephens, Matty Foor and Yannick Smith are developing into very nice players.”

Stephens, a sophomore, is leading the way for the offense, averaging 13.3 points per game. Foor, a freshman, is averaging 11.2 and Freitag is averaging 9.4.

Freitag is also averaging 7.4 rebounds per game to lead the team. Stephens averages 4.3 rebounds per game and Foor 3.6. Foor also averages 4 assists and 2 steals per game.

Other members of the team are Jaden James, Ryan Foor, Trevor Pierce, Carson Stevens, Jordan Dunn, Oziais Holmes, Damien Mazyck, Tyler Free, Keith Elmore and Sam Graham.


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