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Ridgeland-Hardeeville rounding into form as region schedule heats up

By Neill Kirkpatrick

Staff Writer

Goose Creek – Under first year head coach Kevin Wilson the Jaguars of Ridgeland-Hardeeville had gotten off to a slow start by their standards as they were sitting at 7-7 after a loss to the second ranked AAA Battling Bishops of Bishop England. They scored a season low 27 points in the contest.

Since that contest the Jags have averaged 64 points a game and have won five consecutive games including their first three region contest. Tuesday night they served notice on the lower state as they beat third ranked Wade Hampton 69-50 in a battle for first place in region VIII. The win improved their region record to 3-0 and their overall record to 12-7.

Also, during the win streak, the suffocating defense that the Jags are known for showed it’s face by holding three straight opponents to under 35 points.

Senior captain guard Mauriq Singleton continues to lead the Jags in scoring in the early at 11.1 ppg. He is also grabbing 4.1rebounds per game.

Junior guard Richard Baker is second in scoring at 10.3 ppg while heading out 2.3 assists per night and 2.4 steals a game. He had 22 in the win over Wade Hampton.

Sophomore Brandon Howard is the third guard in the starting lineup and is third in scoring at 9.3 ppg but leads the team in assists at 4.2 a game and steals 2.6 a game. He handed out 7 dimes to go with his 15 points against Wade Hampton.

Dennis Holmes leads the team in rebounding with 6.2 a game and is averaging 7.2 points a night. in steals with three a night.

Senior guard Shaleaf Cherry chips in with 6.6 points a game and he scored 12 against the Red Devils.

 The Jags have three of their final four region games on the road but if they continue to play defense the Jaguar way, they will be in position to capture another region crown.

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