Prep highlights: BC's Pulaski signs to play at Berry College; Cadets stun Statesboro

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Charles Pulaski of Benedictine signed to play baseball at Berry College in a ceremony at school on Thursday.
Charles Pulaski of Benedictine signed to play baseball at Berry College in a ceremony at school on Thursday.

Benedictine baseball coach Kevin Farmer describes Charles Pulaski as a versatile player who will do anything to help the team.

"He's not a me guy, he's a team guy and that's what colleges are looking for," Farmer said.

Pulaski found the perfect fit for his college baseball career with Berry College, a Division III program in Rome, Georgia.

Last season, Pulaski was an important part of the Cadets' run to the GHSA Class 4A state finals where they lost to Marist. The starting right fielder hit .286 with an on-base percentage of .371. He had nine doubles, 20 RBIs and scored 25 runs with eight stolen bases in 10 attempts for the Cadets (33-6-1).

"Charles is a versatile player who can play the corner outfield positions, infield and do some pitching," Farmer said. "He's a hard working young man with outstanding character. He's been around our program going to camps since he was about 11 or 12 years old. He's got that mindset to do whatever he can to help the team win, and we expect he'll have a big impact again this season."

Pulaski said the team wants to show the state that it can be just as good as it was last season.

"And this time we want to finish the job off and win a championship," Pulaski said. "Berry was the perfect fit for me because I got along great with the coaching staff, and I was really impressed with the facilities and the whole program.

"Going to BC and playing on the baseball team has shaped me into the person I am today, and it got me ready for moments like this. Our senior class is looking forward to our last season."

Boys basketball

Benedictine 49, Statesboro 47

The Cadets went on the road and stunned Statesboro on Saturday as the Cadets handed the Blue Devils (13-1) their first loss of the season.

Sophomore Makhi Hampton and freshman Caleb Jones led the way for the Cadets with 12 points each, and sophomore LaDon Bryant added eight. Senior Christiaan Neely had four points, six assists and two steals as the Cadets won their third in a row to improve to 6-4 on the season.

BC is set to host Statesboro on Saturday at 6 p.m.

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Grayson 75, Windsor Forest 67

D'Ante Bass scored 19 points with 12 rebounds, Ahmad Grovener had 13 points and Javonte Landy added 10 for the Knights on Saturday in a loss against Grayson, the No. 7 team in Class 7A.

D'Ante Bass, Windsor Forest High.
D'Ante Bass, Windsor Forest High.

Johnson 59, Bishop Kenny (Fla) 49

Ted Hurst had 19 points, five assists and seven rebounds and Antonio Baker had 25 points, four rebounds and three steals as the Atom Smashers beat Bishop Kenny on Saturday.

Woodville-Tompkins 68, East Laurens 45

Zion Powers had 30 points and Alfonzo Ross had 17 points in a Wolverine win on Saturday.

Islands 84, South Effingham 82

Jordan Cave had 25 points and Russell Wright had a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds for Islands in a win over the Mustangs on Saturday.

Benedictine 56, New Smyrna Beach 23

LaDon Bryant scored scored 23 points to lead the Cadets to a win on Jan. 7.

Bethesda 58, Thomas Heyward 55

Joshua Quarterman had 17 points and Ashton Wright added 13 for the Blazers in a win Tuesday night.

St. Andrew’s 75, Bulloch Academy 47

Zyere Edwards led a group of four Lions players scoring in double digits with 23 points. Zayden Edwards had 17 points, Kaleb Lofton added 14, while Rod Conley contributed 10 points for the Lions, who improved to 12-4 overall and 2-0 in region play.

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Girls basketball

Woodville-Tompkins 67, Vidalia 59

Sophomore Brianna Pelote of Woodville-Tompkins had 21 points, 16 rebounds and 13 blocks and Sanai Chisholm had career-high 30 points for Wolverines on Jan. 7.

Woodville-Tompkins 61, East Laurens 39

Pelote had another triple-double for the Wolverines on Saturday with 19 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Chisholm scored 24 points with eight rebounds and 10 steals.

Calvary Day 65, Islands 49

Mahkayla Premo scored 24 points, Hannah Cail had 21 points and Morgan Soukhamneut added 10 points for the Cavs in a win over Islands on Monday.

Veronica Sierzant scored 22, Devin Long and Hannah Summerall had 11 each for the Sharks.

Mahkayla Premo, Calvary Day School
Mahkayla Premo, Calvary Day School

Calvary Day 65, Bulloch Academy 57

Cail scored 24 points, Premo had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Megan Halford added 10 points, with Soukhamneut pulling down 10 rebounds in a win Saturday for the Cavs.

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Bryan County 34, Screven 23

Ashanti Brown had 11 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks, and Anderia Jackson had eight points, five rebounds and five steals in a win over Screven County on Tuesday.

Calvary Day 67, Aquinas 28

Soukhamneut had 13 points and 10 boards, Premo scored 18 points with 10 steals and Cail had 18 points for the Cavs in a win over Aquinas on Jan. 7.

Islands 49, Effingham 22

Veronica Sierzant had 30 points, Devin Long had six assists and Hannah Summerall added eight points in a road win for the Sharks on Jan. 7.

Islands 41, South Effingham 38

Sierzant scored 23 points and Summerall had 11 for the Sharks in a win over the Mustangs on Saturday.

Savannah Country Day 43, New Hampstead 24

Katharyn Johnson scored 17 points and Catherine Goodman had 14 to lead SCD (13-2) to a non-region win over the Phoenix on Tuesday.

Savannah Country Day 42, Savannah High 30

Katharyn Johnson scored 12 points, Catherine Goodman had 11 and Abby Nicholson added 10 for the Hornets in a win over Savannah High on Saturday.

Paris Washington scored 18 for the Blue Jackets.

Habersham 61, Heritage Christian 20

Anna Thompson scored 21 points, Jenna Kate Welch had 16 points and Maddie Viles added 10 in the Patriots win on Tuesday.

Dennis Knight covers sports for the Savannah Morning News. Contact him at Dknight@savannahnow.com. Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN

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