Buzzer-beater keeps Saints winless through six games

camb-guytonlayup-2For all the painful losses the Christian Academy of Myrtle beach boys basketball team has suffered this season, Thursday night’s last-second defeat to visiting Laurence Manning Academy was the toughest to swallow.

Following early losses to top teams from the Carolinas and Georgia, the Saints (0-6) let one slip away at the buzzer when a partially blocked, game-winning 3-pointer conspired to keep CAMB winless on the season.

The Saints led by 10 points at the halftime and appeared to be in control of the game, but a series of unforced turnovers was their ultimate undoing. CAMB committed a total of 19 turnovers on the night.

The Saints are still without senior guard Bernard Jones and Jalen Matthews, whose replacement, sophomore Luigi Piccione, had 16 points and six rebounds. Michael Green led the team in scoring with 19 points and Jaylen Johnson dropped in 12 points in the loss.

CAMB faces Oakbrook Prep on Saturday.

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