Boys Hoops: Back-to-back wins for Saints, Panthers

cambhoops-11After a slow start to the 2015-16 season, the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team got its second win within a 24-hour period in a 62-53 victory over Oakbrook Prep on Saturday.

After getting their first win of the season on Friday night over Thomas Sumter Academy, the Saints (2-6) put together 3 1/2 of their best quarters to date against Oakbrook Prep despite the short turnaround.

Leading by only two points at halftime, the Saints built an 18-point lead in the second half before getting a little sloppy in the final 4 minutes to allow Oakbrook Prep to close the final deficit to single digits.

The young Saints were led by freshman Jay Williams with 21 points, sophomore Jaylen Johnson with 15 points and five rebounds, and freshman Michael Green with 13 points, six boards and three steals.

The Saints have another tough week ahead with a trip to St. James High on Tuesday, then to Columbia on Friday to face Gray Collegiate before a home matchup against Lincoln Charter out of Denver (NC).

* Carolina Forest 64, Laney (NC) 50: The Panthers traveled north of the Carolina border to earn their second win in a 24-hour stretch. After defeating rival Myrtle Beach on Friday, the Panthers took out Laney with another balanced scoring effort.

Carolina Forest was led by Duane Moss and Tariq Timmons with 17 points apiece, and Damon McDowell had 11. Matthew Weatherwax added eight points and Richmond Collier chipped in seven for the Panthers.

Photo courtesy of CAMB Athletics

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