Boys Hoops: MB survives; NMB falls in second round

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The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team may not be quick starters, but the Seahawks (19-6) definitely know how to finish.

That was the case for Myrtle Beach’s 65-56 victory over visiting Hartsville on Saturday night in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs, and for the Seahawks’ season.

They have now won 13 of their last 14 outings and will try to keep the hot streak alive when they host Midland Valley in the Lower State semifinals on Wednesday.

But the Seahawks may need a stronger start than they got off to Saturday, scoring just six points in the first period and trailing for most of the game. Myrtle Beach cut the deficit to 48-47 after three quarters, then outscored the Red Foxes 18-8 in the final frame to keep their state championship hopes alive.

* Darlington 66, North Myrtle Beach 55: The Chiefs (21-6) saw their season come to a close with a second-round playoff loss to the top-seeded Falcons (18-5).

North Myrtle Beach slipped into a deep hole in the first period, trailing by as many as 13 before climbing its way out. The Chiefs went ahead by as many as four points before the Falcons slammed the door with a 22-point fourth period.

NMB’s Josh Lindsey scored a game-high 22 points and twin brother Matt Lindsey added 11. The duo shot 2 for 11 from 3-point range. Darlington’s Frankie Johnson led the Falcons with 21 points.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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