Boys Hoops: MB flips script on CF; Conway, SJ sweep

mbhoops-1What a difference seven days and about 7 miles made in the Carolina Forest-Myrtle Beach basketball rivalry. One week after being blown out by the Panthers 75-52, the Seahawks returned home to avenge the loss by an almost identical lopsided score of 75-55.

Of course, the biggest difference was likely the seven additional players wearing Myrtle Beach uniforms in the second meeting. The Seahawks football team played in the Class 3A Lower State Final last week and dressed only seven in the first matchup.

Myrtle Beach was led by the same three players as last week; Robert Swanson scored a game-high 19 points, Bryce Schneider added 17 points and Adam Zam had 14. But the added depth and defense of football players Jaquan Chestnut (13 points), Keyonte Sessions and Cortez Brown tipped the scales in the Seahawks’ favor.

Carolina Forest led 18-17 after one quarter but it was all Myrtle Beach from there out. The Seahawks outscored the Panthers by a combined 34-13 over the next two periods, holding standout Duane Moss to nine points. Damon McDowell and Matt Weatherwax led the Panthers with 11 points apiece.

* St. James 53, Socastee 38: The Sharks swept the season series from their biggest rivals by beating Braves for the second time in a week.

Jackson Hurston exploded for 19 points, Jordan Fields tallied 13 and Zach Werba added 10 to lead the Sharks. St. James held Socastee 7-footer Jason Cudd to a team-high 11 points.

* Conway 70, North Myrtle Beach 36: The Tigers swept the season series with the Chiefs by scoring their second win in a week over North Myrtle Beach.

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