Summerville basketball teams part ways with Berkeley | Preparation sports

Summerville and Berkeley split basketball games on December 15, with Green Wave winning the boys’ game and Lady Stages winning the girls’ game.

Summerville picked up a 67-36 win at Moncks Corner. The Green Wave took a 14-4 lead and took a 41-18 lead into the half. Summerville extended the lead to 33 points early in the final quarter.

“We were trying to get off to a quick start and keep it going,” Summerville boys’ coach David Long said. “We’ve had quick starts this year and let it go in the second quarter or second half.

“Today we kept going. I know Berkeley is a bit depressed in that they don’t have the guys they normally have. That played a part, but I’m still proud of our guys because that for the most part they have played very disciplined and continue to try to improve defensively, which is where we are trying to hang our hats on this year.

Freshman Melvin Teal led all scorers with 16 points, seven in the first quarter. Sophomore Yannick Smith finished with 12 points. Smith had two shots in the first quarter, including one he took on his knees after battling for possession on a loose ball. Jai’viaun Chisolm and Elijah Horton both added eight points for Summerville and Yasir Smith added seven.

Summerville improved to 5-5 this season. Next up for the green wave is the Tip Off Showcase Tournament in Goose Creek scheduled for December 20-21. Summerville will open the second half of its season on Jan. 5 by hosting Goose Creek.

The Berkeley girls gave their audience a thrilling upset about Summerville.

Unranked Berkeley handed Summerville, the state’s No. 3 ranked AAAAA team, a 34-33 loss. Berkeley led 13-11 at halftime, but then fell behind by a bucket in the third quarter. The final quarter featured a few lead changes, but the last change belonged to Berkeley.

“I told my girls to come play,” Berkeley coach Crystal Peace said. “Summerville is ranked but we decided to believe in our defense, play and have fun. In basketball, there are many things you can’t control, but you can control whether or not you’re going to come out and play defense. Maybe Summerville had a night without a shot, but in the end the ball went down when we needed it. I am proud of these girls.

Berkeley senior Nakeshia Jerideau hit a jump shot early in the final quarter for a 27-27 draw. Then Amani McCray hit a three-point shot to put Berkeley ahead 30-27.

Summerville responded with a jumper from Jehmyah Chisolm and a pair of transitioning buckets by Chisolm and Ya’Niah Smith for a 33-30 Lady Green Wave lead.

Berkeley junior Jordyn Ray fired a shot from behind the arc to even things up with just over 3 minutes left. From there, the defenses took over.

Rookie Saniya Sanders made one of two free throws to give the home side a 34-33 lead with 10.6 seconds left. Summerville managed to fire two shots at the other end, missing both. Berkeley junior Peighton Jambor, who missed much of the fourth quarter due to foul issues, came on and grabbed the rebound for the second miss to secure the victory for Berkeley.

Summerville, which is losing a starter to injury, is down to 8-3 this season. The Lady Green Wave is set to compete in the Carolina Invitational tournament to be held at multiple Lowcountry venues Dec. 27-29. The team will open the second half of its schedule by hosting Goose Creek on Jan. 5.