Boys Playoffs: Tigers fall; Saints advance to semis

Conway High boys basketball team’s bid for a state championship came to a screeching halt Tuesday night at No. 1 Blythewood, falling 71-58 to the Bengals.

After winning their first playoff game in 24 years and advancing through the second round, the Tigers ran out of gas against high-powered Blythewood in the Class 5A Lower State semifinal.

Conway senior and Providence signee Jimmy Nichols was shut down by the Bengal, limiting the Class 5A Player of the Year to only 7 points. Darren Grainger led the Tigers with 19 points and Jaylen Moody added 10.

Tre Jackson led the Bengals with 26 points and Robert Braswell added 14 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double while also stopping Nichols on defense.

* Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 66, Hilton Head Prep 56: The Saints advanced to the SCISA Class 2A semifinals for a rematch with Spartanburg Day and standout Zion Williamson.

Mike Green scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Saints. Teammate Davis Guyton added 12 points and Jaylen Johnson had 7 points and 10 rebounds.

The Saints play Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sumter Civic Center.

Photo courtesy of CAMB Athletics

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