Jaguars continue impressive run of success
Subheadline: RHHS is 31-2 at home since 2014
The Jaguars continue to enjoy some home cooking.
Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s boys basketball team beat Colleton County 80-67 Friday to improve to 3-0. RHHS is 31-2 at home since the start of the 2014-15 season.
The Jaguars (3-0) were led by Rashamel Butler, who had 23 points, seven assists and six rebounds, and Diamonte Robinson’s 20 points, four steals and five rebounds.
“We played hard,” RHHS coach Jeremiah Faber said.
The Jaguars led 54-53 after three quarters, but pulled away in the fourth. Da’Monta Pusha added 14 points, Devin Butler scored 11 points and Jabari Williams added 8 points.
RHHS held Colleton to 40 percent shooting, including 2 of 14 from 3-point range. Colleton missed 10 free-throws and had 16 turnovers.
Faber said he’s pleased with the play of 6-foot-3 point guard Rashamel Butler.
“He’s taken on the leadership role and making better decisions on the floor,” Faber said. “He’s moving the ball and managing the team.”
The Jaguars turned up the defense in the fourth quarter.
“We never shied away from what we do best, which is play great defense, whether it’s half-court man-to-man or press or trap,” Faber said.
Faber said the team’s defense is improving, but he’s impressed by the team’s desire to lock down opponents.
“They appreciate shutting down teams, forcing bad shots,” Faber said. “They are taking ownership in playing great defense.
The Jaguars visit Woodland (0-2) Friday. Faber said the Jaguars will work on the basics, including working on the half-court offense.
Girls win: The Jaguars girls beat Colleton County on Friday to improve to 1-2. They’ve won three straight region titles and are ranked No. 3 in the state.