Boys Hoops: Seahawks, Chiefs roll in first round

nmbhoops-lindseysrebThe North Myrtle Beach boys rolled to an easy 59-41 victory over visiting James Island in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state basketball playoffs.

Clinging to a 30-25 advantage at halftime, the No. 6-ranked Chiefs (22-6) caught fire in the third quarter to put the game away. They outscored the Trojans 18-10 in the period and never looked back.

North Myrtle Beach’s Matt Lindsey scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the third quarter. A trio of Chiefs – Josh Lindsey, Cameron Gore and Matthew Stanaland – also scored in double figures with 10 points apiece.

The Chiefs, who had to settle for the region’s second seed after dropping a tiebreaker game to Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, will travel to top-seeded Darlington on Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip.

* Myrtle Beach 72, Berkeley 52: The top-ranked and seeded Seahawks (18-6) used a red-hot second quarter to pull away from the visiting Stags and advance to the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.

Leading just 14-12 after the opening period, Myrtle Beach used a 21-8 run in the second to take control of the game and guarantee itself a home meeting against second-seeded Hartsville on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

* Hanahan 66, Socastee 39: The Braves (13-10) saw their season come to an end in the first round of the playoffs with a tough loss to the host Hawks.

* Dutch Fork 70, Carolina Forest 53: The Panthers’ season came to a  finish in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs at Dutch Fork.

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