Boys Hoops: Braves top MB in OT; CF blows past Chiefs

sochoops-1The Socastee High boys basketball team erased a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter and worked overtime Tuesday night to defeat rival Myrtle Beach 61-58 at The Wave.

Trailing 44-34 to start the fourth period, the Braves (2-0) rallied to force the extra period on a pair of free throws with only 0.3 seconds left in regulation. Led by Jason Cudd’s 24 points, Socastee took the lead down the stretch and the visiting Seahawks (0-1) missed 3-pointers at the end of regulation and overtime.

Myrtle Beach opens its home slate on Friday against Carolina Forest while Socastee hits the road for the first time Friday to face St. James.

* Carolina Forest 70, North Myrtle Beach 26: The Panthers (1-0) started off their season with an easy win against the visiting Chiefs (0-1), who are shorthanded with the football team still alive in the state playoffs.

The young Chiefs committed numerous turnovers early but trailed only 27-15 at halftime. The Panthers outscored the Chiefs 28-0 in the third quarter to break the game wide open.

Ismael Garcia led the Panthers with 19 points and Duane Moss added 15 points to lead a balanced scoring effort. Carolina Forest visits Myrtle Beach on Friday, while North Myrtle Beach travels to Loris.

* Conway 44, St. James 36: With the game tied at 36-all through three quarters, the Sharks (0-1) went ice cold in the final frame to fall to the host Tigers (1-0).

Jordan Furlong led St. James with 16 points. The Sharks return to action Thursday against visiting North Myrtle Beach Christian. Conway travels to North Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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