Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biter

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team lost a 58-56 nail-biter to rival Loris on Friday night. The Chiefs’ five losses this season have all come by six point or less.

The Chiefs (2-5) got a strong outing from Jevon Griffin with 17 points, and Tyron Stockdale continued his recent string of big games with 14 points.

North Myrtle Beach returns to action Dec. 21-23 as the host of the Shootout by the Sea.

* St. James 73, Waccamaw 67 (2OT): The Sharks worked double overtime to escape Pawleys Island with a win over the Warriors.

The Sharks were led by sophomore Payton Lewis with 25 points, and junior Chris Anderson iced the game from the free throw line to finish with 13 points. Seniors Jordan Furlough added 16 and played great second-half defense. Senior Alex Holmes had 9 points and Marcus Cange added 7.

* Socastee 86, New Life Christian (NC) 79: The Braves countied their run through the HTC Tipoff Classic with their second straight win in the tournament.

Socastee was led by Kendrell Generette with 17 points and Andrew Gardner with 16 points. Kenney Solomon also reached double figures with 11 points and Alex Collins had nine points and a team-best seven rebounds.

* Conway 62, Marion 46: The No. 2-ranked Tigers cruised past the Swamp Foxes on the road to remain undefeated on the season.

Conway’s Jimmy Nichols scored 19 points and Darren Grainger added 18 to lead the Tigers.

* Christian Academy of MB 75, Pee Dee Academy 44: Following a tough schedule stretch against out-of-state foes, the Saints returned to region action Friday for a big victory.

CAMB’s Michael Green scored a game-high 23 points, and teammate Davis Guyton tallied 21 to match Pee Dee Academy’s entire team output. Sam Woods posted another double-double with 10 points and 10 boards.

Photo by Louis E. Keiner

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