Boys Hoops Roundup: MB works OT to down Tigers

mbhoops-conOn the eve of one of the school’s biggest football games of the season, the Myrtle Beach boys basketball team played a thrilling home opener itself.

The Seahawks scored a 93-91 overtime victory against visiting rival Conway on Friday night despite having key players missing for Saturday’s Class 3A state title game in Columbia.

Following a relatively low scoring first quarter in which the Seahawks held a 16-15 advantage, the game remained close throughout but turned into a fast-paced shootout. The Seahawks (1-1) led 42-37 at the half but the Tigers heated up late to deadlock the score at 77-all after regulation on a late basket by Demar Williams.

Williams scored 22 for the Tigers (1-2) and teammate Jalen Hennigan tallied a game-high 35 points. His clutch 3-point shooting kept Conway in it but the Tigers missed several late free throws that proved the difference.

Myrtle Beach was led by Solomon Cooper’s double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds, and teammates Tyshame Lewis added 21. Coleman Martini tallied 16 points and Brooks Swanson added 13.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 52, Aynor 42: The Saints scored their first victory over a public school squad of the season by defeating the host Blue Jackets.

CAMB was led by sophomore Bernard Jones’ 21 points and Austin Guyton’s 10 as the Saints improved to 2-1. They return home Monday to play Waccamaw, which dealt the Saints their lone defeat of the season.

* North Myrtle Beach 72, Loris 39: The Chiefs (2-1) had an easy time against their neighborhood rival Lions for their second road win in three days.

Twin brothers Josh and Matt Lindsey scored 17 and 13 points apiece to pace NMB.

* Waccamaw 68, St. James 56: The Sharks remained winless on the season against the Warriors.

Waccamaw outscored St. James 35-13 in the fourth period for the comeback victory. The Sharks were led by Dakota Holmes’ 16 points.

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