Boys Playoffs: Tigers ride Wave into 5A LS semifinal

The Conway High boys basketball team punched their ticket to the Class 5A Lower State semifinals Saturday by holding off a late charge from visiting Summerville 62-59.

The Tigers led throughout the contest, stretching the advantage to double-digits in the second half. But the Green Wave mounted a rally in the final stages that ended with Summerville star Shaq Davis missing a potential overtime-forcing 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Conway was led by Jimmy Nichols’ game-high 30 points. Davis led Summerville with 19 points.

The Tigers return to action Tuesday at Blythewood for the Lower State semifinals.

* Blythewood 91,Socastee 60: The Braves saw their season come to an end in a second-round loss to Blythewood.

Blythewood jumped out to a 21-10 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. They will play host to Conway in the third round Tuesday.

Socastee was led by Kendrell Generette’s 22 points and Jay Williams’ 12.

Photo by Chuck Silvey

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