Boys Hoops: Saints prevail; Conway falls to Gamecocks

conhoops-11The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach got a small measure of revenge against Northwood Academy on Monday night, defeating the Chargers 93-79 on their home court to avenge an earlier loss to the Charleston school.

After suffering an 83-81 setback to the Chargers in December, the Saints (11-10 overall, 5-1 region) turned the tables by getting solid performances from their top three players.

Sophomore Michael Green scored a game-high 26 points and seniors Justin Busby and Bryce Schenider tallied 23 and 20 points, respectively, to help the Chants move above. 500 for the season.

Christian Academy looks to continue the revenge theme Tuesday when they travel to take on Trinity-Byrnes, the Saints’ lone region loss of the season.

* Sumter 63, Conway 58: The Tigers’ region title hopes took a big hit against the Gamecocks, falling to 3-3 in the league standings.

Conway was led by Jimmy Nichols’ 21 points. The Tigers look to wrap up a playoff berth when they travel to face Socastee on Thursday.

* Carolina Forest 42, South Florence 25: The Panthers turned to their defense to knock off the Bruins and snap a three-game losing streak in region play.

Carolina Forest’s Jaylen Johnson scored 11, Tariq Timmons had 10, and T-Jay Brunson added nine.

* West Florence 77, Socastee 57: The Braves were no match for the Knights, and they face another tough region foe when Conway comes to the Brave Wave on Thursday.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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