Saints on verge of fourth SCISA title in six seasons

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team is one victory away from capturing its fourth SCISA Class A state championship over the past six seasons.

The Saints scored an impressive 70-50 win over St. John’s Christian in Thursday’s state semifinal in Sumter to advance to the familiar final, which will be held Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Sumter Civic Center.

The Saints jumped out to a 25-12 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Doubling up St. John’s at the half by a score of 40-20, CAMB cruised into the final against Laurens Academy.

“We played great defense and were in control the whole way,” said CAMB coach Darren Gore. “Laurens Academy has a good team. They beat Faith Christian by 20 too in the other semifinal so we have our work cut out for us.”

CAMB freshman Bernard Jones led the Saints with a game-high 28 points and senior Kendall Henry notched his 20th double-double of the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

CAMB junior Austin Guyton tallied 16 points and pulled down five rebounds and Cole Gore grabbed seven boards and made six steals for the Saints.

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