Boys Hoops: Tigers falter; Seahawks, Braves prevail

The No. 2-ranked Conway High boys basketball team’s quest for a state championship took a big hit Tuesday night in a 50-49 overtime loss to West Florence.

The Tigers suffered their second loss in Region 6-5A play to fall behind Sumter in the standings. The Tigers will likely settle for the second seed and are assured of only one home playoff game.

* Socastee 52, South Florence 51: Andrew Gardner’s 3-pointer with 10 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner for the Braves, who put themselves in position for a playoff spot with the win.

Socastee’s Jay Williams scored a team-high 14 points, Gardner tallied 12, and Alex Collins added a double double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

* Myrtle Beach 55, Marlboro County 41: The Seahawks broke open a tight game in the fourth quarter to roll past the Bulldogs and keep them in line for the No. 2 seed in Region 7-4A.

Myrtle Beach’s Robert Swanson scored a game-high 21 points. Teammates O”Neil McBride and John Blake added 9 and 8 points, respectively.

Photo by Prep Stars Media

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