Boys Hoops: Braves top MB; St. James falls to Bulldogs

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team missed a prime opportunity to take over first place in Region 7-3A by falling 61-53 on Tuesday night to Socastee at the Brave Wave.

Socastee (5-12, overall, 1-5) region) scored its first region victory of the season and the Seahawks (13-9, 4-3) failed to move into a first-place tie with North Myrtle Beach, which was upset by Wilson on Tuesday.

Donte Moore scored 16 for the Braves and Will Caswell and Dylan Thompson added 11 points apiece. Myrtle Beach’s Nolin Butler matched Moore for game-high honors with 16 points but no other Seahawks scored in double figures.

* Georgetown 59, St. James 51: Playing without standout forward TreDarius McCallum, the Sharks (14-7, 4-3) suffered a tough road loss to the Bulldogs to set up a three-way tie for second place in the region.

First-place North Myrtle Beach also lost at Wilson to open the door for Myrtle Beach and St. James to move into a tie for first place with the Chiefs (15-6, 5-2). But with McCallum out due to suspension, St. James was unable to capitalize.

The Sharks, Bulldogs, Seahawks are now tied at 4-3 for second place with three games remaining in the regular season. St. James travels to Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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