Boys Hoops: MB, NMB put distance on rest of region

nmbhoops-14jumperThe North Myrtle Beach boys basketball team connected on 10 3-pointers and shot a perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line to knock off visiting Socastee on Wednesday night.

Twin brothers Matt and Josh Lindsey scored 14 and 13 points apiece to lead the No. 8-ranked Chiefs (17-4 overall, 6-1 Region 7-3A). Cameron Gore also scored 13 as NMB stayed hot on rival Myrtle Beach’s heels in the region standings.

Finn Melko scored a team-high 14 for Socastee (12-9, 4-3), which was outgunned from start to finish against the Chiefs for their second defeat in as many nights. The Braves lost 63-45 to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday.

The Chiefs led 20-12 after the first quarter and stretched the lead to double digits at halftime, 35-23. NMB shot 52 percent from the field in the second half and stayed perfect at the foul line to put the game away.

* Myrtle Beach 57, Georgetown 39: The No. 2-ranked Seahawks stayed perfect in Region 7-3A with a big road win over the Bulldogs and their second 18-point victory in as many nights.

Anthony McNiel led the Seahawks (14-5, 6-0) with 15 points and Will Gray added 14 as Myrtle Beach kept itself in position to clinch the region title next week.

* Conway 63, Sumter 50: The Tigers took care of the Gamecocks to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Photo by Shannon Keevert

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