Boys Wrapup: Sharks avoid upset; Tigers topple Chiefs

The St. James boys basketball team escaped with a narrow 66-64 road victory over winless Andrews on Tuesday night.

After being held to just five points in the first quarter, the Sharks (5-1) got hot for a 30-point second quarter to build a double-digit halftime lead, 35-25.

St. James connected on seven 3-pointers in the game and withstood a strong second-half surge from the Yellow Jackets (0-8).

Caleb Duggan scored a game-high 19 points and TreDarius McCallum and Nehemiah Stafford added 18 points apiece to pace the Sharks, who will make a quick turnaround to play in Wednesday’s Panther Classic against Carvers Bay at 4 p.m.

* Conway 61, North Myrtle Beach 48: The Chiefs (5-2) blew a double-digit halftime lead by going ice cold in the second half in a tough defeat to the visiting Tigers (5-2).

Trailing 34-23 at the half and 42-35 entering the final frame, Conway outscored the Chiefs 26-6 in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. Christian Jeffords scored 15 points.

Kahmil Cooper chipped in 13 and Malcolm Green added 12 to lead the Tigers. Jaquan Grissett scored 19 points and Josh Lindsey tallied 16 to lead the Chiefs.

* Aynor 71, Christian Academy 66: The Saints (9-4) missed out on a golden opportunity to defeat another public school, falling in overtime to the host Blue Jackets.

CAMB’s Kendall Henry scored 25 points and Bernard Jones tallied 15 to lead the Saints, but they couldn’t stop Aynor from rallying from a fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime.

CAMB has lost four of their last five, with three of those losses involving fourth-quarter comebacks by their opponents.

Photo by Rancier Photography

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