Boys Hoops: Tigers knock out Panthers in double OT

Reggie Bonner exploded for 26 points to lead Conway to a 73-70 victory over host Carolina Forest in double overtime on Friday night.

Bonner’s free throws in the second extra period allowed the Tigers (10-6 overall, 2-1 region) to escape the Black Hole and a pesky Panthers (4-13, 1-3) squad, which used a 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer by Parker Helgersen to force overtime.

Carolina Forest was led by Zavier Jones’ 20 points and Ryan Yurachek added 14 points before fouling out. Helgersen finished with 12 points and missed another trey attempt that would have sent the game into a third overtime.

In addition to Bonner’s 26, three other Tigers scored in double figures – Jaquail Crosland with 14, Kahmil Cooper with 12 and Christian Jeffords with 11.

* St. James 49, Socastee 40: The Sharks (13-5 overall, 3-1 region) moved into a tie for first place in Region 7-3A with a victory over the visiting Braves (6-10, 0-4).

Caleb Duggan scored a game-high 19 points, including three 3-pointers, and Matt Strange added 12 points as St. James pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Socastee was led by Will Caswell’s 13 points and Dante Moore added 12 points as the Braves remained winless in region play.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 76, Trinity-Byrnes 42: CAMB improved to 2-0 in SCISA Region 4-A play with an easy victory over visiting Trinity-Byrnes on Friday night.

The Saints (15-5 overall, 2-0 region) were led by senior Kendall Henry with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, and junior Austin Guyton dropped in 17 points.

Freshman Bernard Jones added 10 points and juniors Matt Doria and Cole Gore chipped in six points and boards. CAMB jumped out to a 23-7 lead in the first quarter and was never threatened.

Photo by Joel Beachum

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