Samatha Mocniak had 11 points, and senior Emily Tower finished with 10 points as St. Mary’s High defeated South Carolina’s Colleton County, 43-38, in the opening round of the Seahawk Holiday Classic at Hilton Head Island High in South Carolina.

The Saints (10-1 overall) will play South Carolina’s Ridge View Saturday afternoon in the semifinals. The winner will play Baylor from Tennessee or host Hilton Head Island in Sunday’s championship game.

Colleton fell to 9-1. 

Seahawk Holiday Classic

at Hilton Head (S.C.)

St. Mary’s 43, Colleton (S.C.) 38

St. Mary’s – Hurst 5, Mocniak 11, Broussard 9, Tower 10, Triosi 8. Totals 14 13-16 43.

Colleton – Chisol 11, Eady 4, Brown 19, Green 2, Chisolm 2. Totals 16 4-7 38.

St. Mary’s 11 10 15 7 – 43

Colleton 12 3 13 10 – 38