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Milton makes name for itself by taking Beach Ball crown

Five teams ranked in ESPN’s Fab 50 entered this week’s Beach Ball Classic in hopes of earning the title of champion of “America’s Finest Holiday Hoops Tournament.” As it turned out, all five went home empythanded and the team perhaps least likely to succeed, Milton (Ga.), captured the crown in dominating fashion Saturday night at the Beach Ball Classic. Milton (8-4) routed... 

Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week Voting.

Voting for this contest ends at 11:59pm on Saturday Visit Mammy’s Kitchen online at http://mammyskitchen.com Khadijah Sessions Myrtle Beach Girl’s basketball: The senior averaged 23 points per game, including a pair of double-doubles, in leading the Lady Seahawks to the Little Casears Classic championship, earning tournament MVP honors.     [poll id="14"] Travis Frye Socastee Boy’s... 

Saturday’s BBC Roundup: Shabazz nets 32, third place

Shabazz Muhammad tallied 32 points and put on a show to lead Bishop Gorman to an 84-51 victory over Whitney Young for third place in the 31st Annual Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Saturday night. As for the game, it was not much of one after the opening seven minutes of action as the Gaels took control and went on to lead by as many as 35 in cruising to the victory. Rosco... 

Lady Chants erase 16-point deficit to down Winthrop

Olivia Irick drained a runner in the lane with 36.4 second to play giving Coastal a 55-54 lead and Angelica Henry sank three free throws in the final 19 seconds to lift Coastal to 58-54 come-from-behind win over Winthrop in the teams’ Big South Conference opener on New Year’s Eve in Kimbel Arena. The thrilling victory pushes Coastal to 8-2 overall and 1-0 in Big South play as Winthrop falls to... 

Chants snap losing streak with win over High Point

Coastal Carolina’s Chris Gradnigo scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first half as the Chanticleers improved to 3-0 in the Big South Conference with a 55-52 win over High Point University on Saturday night at the Millis Center. A three-point play from Xavier Martin pulled the Panthers within three points with 51 seconds remaining in the game. After each team turned the ball over, Kierre... 

Clemson defense could face WVU’s fourth-string RB

West Virginia starting running back Dustin Garrison will not play in the Orange Bowl against Clemson after injuring his knee in practice Friday. According to a report, Garrison tore his ACL and MCL during practice in South Florida. While the school has not confirmed the injury, Garrison’s parents confirmed with West Virginia Illustrated. Garrison, a true freshman, finished sixth in the Big East in... 

Cooke carries Gamecocks to victory over USC Upstate

Malik Cooke scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as host South Carolina fought off pesky South Carolina Upstate for a 72-66 victory Saturday. USC Upstate went on a 16-2 run – eight by Torrey Craig – early in the second half to take a 47-46 lead. But Cooke made key plays down the stretch and the Gamecocks (7-6) made their free throws to survive. Brenton Williams had 11... 

Sharks claim third wrestling tournament title of season

The St. James High wrestling team is making a name for itself in all corners of the state. The No. 1-ranked Sharks won their third tournament championship this weekend, capturing first place out of 24 teams in the Bamberg-Ehrhardt Duals. Defending state champion John Vanslooten (145 pounds) and twin brothers Derek (152) and Codi Rothermel (138) won their respective weight classes to remain undefeated... 

Lone Peak works double OT to advance to BBC title game

Lone Peak (Utah) advanced to the championship game of the 31st Annual Beach Ball Classic with a thrilling 72-67 double overtime victory over Whitney Young (Chicago) on Friday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The game was more like an old fashioned heavyweight boxing match with both teams throwing haymakers.  The game featured nine ties, 15 lead changes and neither team led by more than... 

Upset-apalooza: No. 5 Lions ousted; No. 17 Gaels routed

You know the Beach Ball Classic is one of the best high school basketball tournaments in the country when the No. 17 team in the nation is in the consolation bracket. You know it’s THE BEST high school basketball tournament in the country when the No. 5 team in the nation suffers back-to-back losses and gets eliminated from the tournament before the final day. Both of those unlikely scenarios... 
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