Boys Hoops: Saints score fourth straight win at PDA

cambhoops-picconeThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team opened 2016 with its fourth consecutive victory, blowing out Pee Dee Academy 67-33 in a non-region road contest Tuesday night.

The Saints (7-9), who struggled with significant injuries and a young lineup to start the season, were able to get some solid minutes and gain some needed experience for their bench players.

CAMB sophomore Jaylen Johnson and freshman Jay Williams led the Saints’ balanced scoring effort with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Michael Green added 10 points and five rebounds, and Jalen Matthews chipped eight points, 10 boards and four steals.

The Saints welcome Dillon Christian on Friday.

* Conway 43, St. James 33: In a game in which points were at a premium, the Tigers (10-1) held off the Sharks (5-7) in a cold-shooting night for both teams.

Conway, ranked No. 6 in Class 4A, limited St. James to only 10 first-half points but led by only a 19-10 score. The Tigers managed to maintain a double-digit lead for most of the way.

Conway was led by Jimmy Nichols with 14 points. St. James got a game-high 18 points from Jackson Hurston, who accounted for more than half of his team’s points.

St. James faces Waccamaw on Friday.

* Socastee 53, Waccamaw 44: The Braves (6-7) got off to a winning start to 2016 by defeating host Waccamaw.

Socastee’s Marcus Hemingway scored 15 points and Jason Cudd added 13 as the Braves led from tip to final horn. The Warriors were held to only two points in the first quarter and Socastee maintained control throughout the non-region contest.

Socastee travels to North Myrtle Beach on Friday.

Photo courtesy of CAMB Athletics

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