Boys Hoops: Late runs lift MB, CF past region rivals

mbhoops-3driveThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team used a strong second-half surge to score its first Region 7-3A victory of the season, rallying past rival North Myrtle Beach for a 69-51 home win.

Trailing 27-26 at halftime, the Seahawks (5-12 overall, 1-3 region) opened the third period on an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. Myrtle Beach eventually stretched it into a 28-10 run in the quarter to seize control of the game.

Myrtle Beach’s Bryce Schneider scored 11 of his game-high 25 points during the critical third-quarter run. Teammates Robert Swanson and Adam Zam added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Chiefs (5-11 2-2) were led by Reese Finch with 11 points and Xavier Clarida with 10.

* Carolina Forest 53, Conway 42: With its offense struggling to produce, the Panthers turned up the heat on defense in the fourth quarter to rally past the visiting Tigers.

Trailing 40-39 after three quarters, the Carolina Forest (12-5 overall, 3-1 Region 6-4A) defense held Conway (12-4, 1-3) to only two points in the final frame to pull away for the win and stay in a tie for first place in the region with Sumter.

Carolina Forest was led by Richmond Collier with 18 points and Damon McDowell with 12. Duane Moss 10 added 10 and Xavier Lynch chipped in nine.

* Lake City 71, St. James 49: The Sharks (8-9, 2-2) went ice cold on the road in a blowout loss to the Panthers. Trey Myers led St. James with 12 points.

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