Boys Hoops: MB, Conway win openers, clash Friday

mbhoops-20 (2)The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team opened the 2014-2015 season with a convincing 62-52 victory over visiting Carolina Forest on Tuesday night.

The Seahawks (1-0), who lost nine seniors off last year’s squad, broke open a tight game in the second half, turning a 30-29 halftime lead into a double-digit victory over the Panthers.

Myrtle Beach sophomore Bryce Schneider scored a game-high 18 points, and fellow sophomore Jaquan Chestnut added eight points to add on to the lead.

The Seahawks (1-0) welcome rival Conway on Friday.

* Conway 55, St James 41: The Tigers (1-0) broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter for a season-opening victory over the host Sharks (0-1).

After three quarters of back-and-forth play, Conway outscored St. James 21-10 in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Tyrell Denney scored a team-high 15 points and Jalen Hennigan added 14 for the Tigers, who host Myrtle Beach on Friday.

St. James got a game-high 20 from Jackson Hurston. The Sharks welcome rival Socastee on Friday.

* North Myrtle Beach 69, Socastee 36: The Chiefs (1-0) gave first-year head coach Cameron Koehler an impressive home opening win by blowing out the Braves.

Josh Livingston led the Chiefs in scoring, Matt Stanaland dropped 14 points, and Drew Dunn added 12 for the Chiefs. Socastee (0-1) was led by Finn Melko’s 11 points.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 57, Wilmington (NC) Christian Academy: The Saints (2-2) traveled over the border to claim a hard-fought victory over WCA.

CAMB junior scored 21 points and had five rebounds and assists, and senior teammate Joshua Lang tallied a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

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