Boys Hoops: Sharks down ‘Dogs to stay in title hunt

sjhoops-12St. James used a suffocating defense to down visiting Georgetown 52-28 on Tuesday night and stay in the thick of the Region 7-3A title chase.

Jackson Hurston scored a game-high 18 points for the Sharks (14-4 overall, 5-2 region), and teammates Haywood Brandon and Jordan Fields combined for 18 points with 10 and eight, respectively.

But it was the St. James defense that held the Bulldogs (5-16, 3-4) in check throughout the night. Georgetown failed to reach double figures in any quarter as the Sharks doubled them up at halftime, 28-14, and cruised the rest of the way.

The Sharks remain alone in second place in the region, one game behind leading Wilson, with three games left in the regular season. They travel to Myrtle Beach on Friday.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 55, Pee Dee Academy 54: The Saints (18-4, 8-0) held off a late comeback bid to cap a perfect region campaign at Pee Dee Academy.

CAMB’s Michael Green, who scored a game-high 25 points, hit a three with 30 seconds left to draw the Saints to within one. He then converted two free throws with 2.3 seconds to go to seal the victory.

* Lake City 63, Myrtle Beach 55: The Seahawks (7-14, 3-4) lost their third straight region contest to fall into danger of missing the postseason if they can’t stop the slump.

Malik Waring scored 16 points and Will Gray added 14, but Myrtle Beach couldn’t overcome a strong effort by the Panthers, who are now tied with the Seahawks for third place in the region. They face first-place St. James on Friday.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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