Boys Hoops: Chiefs knock off CF; MB stops Socastee

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team opened the 2017-18 hoops season with a big 73-64 win over visiting rival Socastee on Tuesday.

The Seahawks (1-0) used a late run before halftime to claim a 26-24 advantage, and they never trailed in the second half. Robert Swanson scored a game-high 23 points and Emorie Knox added 20 as the Seahawks cruised past the Braves (0-1).

Myrtle Beach travels to Carolina Forest on Friday.

* North Myrtle Beach 54, Carolina Forest 50: The Chiefs (1-0) opened the season with a huge win over the visiting Panthers (0-1).

Carolina Forest was led by Derek Alston with 12 points, Jaylin Campbell with 11, and Matt Beale with 9.

Check back for game details.

* St. James 61, Aynor 30: The Sharks made a strong showing in its home opener, more than doubling visiting Aynor 61-30 on Tuesday night in the Shark Tank.

St. James led 24-9 at halftime and cruised the rest of the way, using a balanced scoring effort to beat the Blue Jackets. The Sharks (1-0) got 12 team members in the score column, led by Payton Lewis with 12 and Jordan Furlough with 10. Mabry Godbold added 9, Alex Holmes tallied 8, and Marcus Cange had 6 points.

St. James visits Conway on Wednesday.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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