The Bishop England and Hanahan boys basketball teams had to tie some kind of national record when the teams combined for zero points in the first quarter of Tuesday night's Region 6-AA game.

Yes, that's right: Nada. Zilch. Nothing in the first quarter.

Other than that, it was a well-played game as the Bishops gained a 41-34 victory to clinch a playoff spot.

Bishop England basketball coach Brian Grevey is 55 years old and has been watching basketball for 48 of those years. What he saw Tuesday was a first in his lifetime.

"I've never seen anything like it," said Grevey, whose brother Kevin was a star for the Kentucky Wildcats in the 1970s. "I've seen games where one team went scoreless, but not both."

Grevey said both teams had pressure because five teams were battling for the final two playoff spots.

"I think both teams were a little nervous," he said. "I know our kids were. Both teams would miss a shot and then turn the ball over. It just snowballed."

The score was tied at 11 at halftime, and the Bishops pushed the lead to 26-21 after three quarters.

B.J. Grevey led the Bishops with 16 points.

While points were at a premium Tuesday night, the game doesn't come close to the lowest-scoring games in high school history. There have been three games where the final score was 1-0. Georgetown (Ill.) defeated Homer (Ill.) 1-0 in 1930. Magnolia (Ill.) defeated Granvile Hopkins (Ill.) 1-0 in 1929, and Drain (Ore.) defeated Wilbur (Ore.) 1-0 in 1927.

McKissick a finalist

Summerville football coach John McKissick is one of three finalists for the prestigious Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award.

The winner of the prestigious NFL award will be announced today. McKissick and the two other finalists -- John Herrington of Farmington Hills (Mich.) and Hal Lamb of Calhoun (Ga.) -- will be honored at a banquet in Indianapolis that is scheduled to be televised by NBC at 9 p.m. Saturday.

McKissick, who is the all-time winningest football coach at any level with 594 career victories, plans to attend his first Super Bowl on Sunday.

Each finalist for the award receives a $2,500 cash award and a $5,000 grant for their high school football program. The national Shula Award winner receives a $10,000 cash award and a $15,000 grant.

Graham to Wofford

Ashley Hall's Jessica Graham signed to play volleyball at Wofford College in Spartanburg.

Graham has been at Ashley Hall for two years and has played three sports, earning all-conference and all-state honors. She is a member of the National Honor Society.