Boys Hoops: CA’s Green nets 40; Tigers down CF

One game after being honored for scoring his 1,500th point, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Mike Green went about reaching the next milestone.

Green erupted for a career-high 40 points to lead the Saints to an 85-33 victory over Marlboro County for a big region win.

Green added seven rebounds and four assists for the Saints. Sam Woods added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Jalen Busby had nine points and three boards.

* Conway 48, Carolina Forest 41: The No. 2-ranked Tigers stayed on course for at least a share of the Region 6-5A championship by holding off the visiting Panthers.

The Tigers (19-2, 7-1 region) remain tied atop the standings with Sumter with only two games remaining. If the two finish up tied they will meet in a winner-take-all contest for the region crown.

* Sumter 56, Socastee 54: The Braves nearly did rival Conway a huge favor against the visiting Gamecocks but let it slip away late.

Battling for their playoff lives, the Braves (9-8, 3-4) fell behind by double digits in the first quarter, 19-8, but battled back to make it a game.

Socastee trailed by only four entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t complete the comeback against Sumter, which is tied for first place in the region with Conway.

Socastee was led by Jay Williams with 19 points and Jonathan Wright with 14.

* St. James 60, Marlboro County 52: The Sharks hit the road and beat the Bulldogs despite beind held to only two points in the first quarter.

Led by Payton Lewis’ 21 points, the Sharks erased a halftime deficit to get the region win. Seniors Jordan Furlough (13 points), Marcus Cange (11 points) and Alex Holmes (6 points) played key roles in the win.

* Wilson 70, North Myrtle Beach 43: The Chiefs (7-9, 4-3) fell victims at home to the No. 1-ranked region-champion Tigers.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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