Boys Hoops: Sharks stun Tigers on their home floor

sjhoops-conjumpballSt. James guard Jackson Hurston lit up Conway’s home court for a game-high 33 points to lead the Sharks to a 57-52 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

Hurston helped St. James (8-1) rally from a 28-23 halftime deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter and hold off Conway (10-2) down the stretch.

The Sharks also got a double-double from Haywood Brandon with 12 points and rebounds on the night. Jordan Fields added nine points. St. James returns to the road Wednesday against Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach.

Conway was led by Jalen Hennigan’s 21 points and Christian Jeffords with 12. The Tigers suffered their second straight loss after falling to Wando in the Lowcountry Classic. They play host to North Myrtle Beach on Friday night.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 69, Pee Dee Academy 58: The Saints (10-4 overall, 2-0 in SCISA-AA, Region III) got a big night from junior Bernard Jones for their 10th win.

Jones scored a game-high 23 points, pulled down five rebounds, and made three steals and assists on 60-percent shooting from the field.

CAMB’s Michael Green chipped in 12 points, four assists and three steals. Jaylen Johnson added nine points, all from behind the arc.

The Saints step back into inter-league play when they host to St. James on Wednesday.

* Goose Creek 45, Myrtle Beach 42: The Seahawks suffered a tough home loss to the Gators in a tight game from wire to wire.

Myrtle Beach’s Bryce Schneider led the Seahawks with 15 points and Keonte Sessions added nine points by connecting on three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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