Boys Hoops: Sharks, Saints net big wins in Bennettsville

sjhoops-3The St. James High boys basketball team picked up its first region win of the year on the road Tuesday night with a 56-49 victory over Marlboro County.

The Sharks (7-11 overall, 1-2 Region 7-4A) got a big all-around performance from freshman Payton Lewis, who scored a team-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds, dished out four assists and made two steals.

St. James also got solid production from a pair of seniors, including 12 points from Trey Myers 12 points and 10 by Cam Williams with 10 points. In a back-and-forth battle, the Sharks hit their free throws down the stretch to seal the deal.

St. James faces a bigger threat Friday night when they travel to No. 1-ranked Wilson.

* Christian Academy 91, Marlboro County 33: The Saints steamrolled Marlboro Academy on the road for another region victory.

Sam Woods led the Saints with 17 points and eight rebounds, and Justin Busby and Bryce Schneider added 14 points apiece. Busby added 10 rebounds to complete the double-double, and Michael Green and Davis Guyton tallied nine points apiece.

* Wilson 77, North Myrtle Beach 52: The top-ranked Tigers ran wild against the Chiefs to remain in first place in the region.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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