Goose Creek sweeps in season openers
The Goose Creek High School basketball teams eased into the new season, clearing the benches in a pair of easy victories over Military Magnet on Monday night.
The Lady Gators got a game-high 19 points from Alex Ludwig en route to an 80-12 win while Dantez Bennamon paced the Goose Creek boys with 21 points in a 79-50 victory.
Both Goose Creek coaches were able to substitute freely.
“It’s good to get them in the uniforms and under the lights with fans in the stands to see how they’re going to react,” Lady Gators coach Tim Baldwin said. “It helps you learn your rotation.”
Baldwin’s team also got 18 points from Ryann Bishop and 16 more from Shakeia Joy. Ludwig had five 3-pointers to boost her point total.
The Lady Gators sped out to a 46-9 lead at halftime and never looked back.
The Goose Creek boys ran out to a 17-3 lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 31 points.
In addition to Bennamon, Chris Singleton scored 19 points and made six 3-pointers. Kameron Robinson and Jordan McElveen added nine points each.
One of McElveen’s buckets was a dunk.
Goose Creek was set to host Berkeley on Wednesday before traveling to county rival Hanahan on Friday.
“It’s a good county clash and some times it gets physical,” Baldwin said of the impending trip to Hanahan. “It’s a competitive rivalry. It will be our first road trip so it will be good to see how the kids react. Usually the place is packed and it gets hot in there. It can be tough.”