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CF girls come out firing on all cylinders in region debut

The Carolina Forest girls basketball team made an impressive debut in Region 6-5A play on Thursday night with a dominating 69-42 victory over West Florence at The Black Hole. The Lady Panthers came out firing from the field right out of the gate, connecting on six 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 37-21 halftime lead. Defensively, the team had 26 steals and held the Lady Knights to five... 

Life Inside the Lines: Real season tips off with region

(Editor’s Note: Kyle Ewing is a junior basketball player at Carolina Forest who provides an inside look at the program in this series of articles.) Halfway through the season, it’s finally time to start region play. Coming off the winter break, we sat at 6-6, an even record, before falling to Hoggard (NC) on Wednesday. The Panther Classic didn’t go exactly as expected, and neither did the... 

Boys Hoops: Socastee rips NMB in pre-region tuneup

After suffering three lopsided setbacks in the highly competitive Beach Ball Classic, the Socastee High boys basketball team turned the tables on North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday with a 73-45 victory. Socastee 7-foot center and South Carolina commitment Jason Cudd posted another double-double, scoring a game-high 20 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. First-year Braves coach Derrick Hilton scored... 

Girls Hoops: Conway beats St. James; CF falls on road

The Conway High girls basketball team got a balanced effort to defeat St. James 55-34 on Wednesday night. Conway’s Aishera Williams scored a game-high 15 points and Zakera Chadmon posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. She almost had the triple-double with eight assists. Lenaejah Evans added 12 points and Neci Hemingway just missed out on a double-double with nine points and... 

Athlete of Week: Adderton has MB’s eye on state title

With a challenging first half of the season behind her and promising future at the next level ahead, Myrtle Beach High senior Kiana Adderton can now focus on one thing – a Class 4A state championship. After falling one win short of that goal last year, Adderton knows this is her and her last chance to hoist the hardware – and she is taking it very seriously. “My mindset is ‘Eat... 

Hoops: Seahawks, Braves sweep their 2017 openers

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team snapped a rare two-game losing streak Tuesday night with a convincing 70-27 victory over visiting Georgetown. Coming off a fourth-place finish in the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational that saw them suffer their first two defeats of the season, the Lady Seahawks (9-2) bounced back with a vengence. Kiana Adderton scored a game-high 18 points and Nia Sumpter... 

Strand hoops teams return to face familar foes, floors

Following a whirlwind three weeks of holiday hoops tournaments, Grand Strand basketball teams start the new year and the second half of the season in a more normal setting. Myrtle Beach and Socastee, which took their share of licks competing in the prestigious Beach Ball Classic and the CresCom Bank Holiday Classic, face familiar Georgetown County foes Tuesday night. The Seahawks play host to Georgetown,... 

Beach Ball Classic: Imhotep wins title in thrilling fashion

David Beatty tipped in a missed layup at the buzzer for a Beach Ball Classic instant classic as Imhotep (8-1; Philadelphia, PA) won the championship with a come-from-behind 78-76 victory over Evanston (13-2; Evanston, IL). Evanston scored the first 12 points of the game and built a 25-7 cushion with 8:56 to play in the first half on a Malcolm Townsel layup.  Imhotep stormed back with a 16-2 run... 

Transfers lead Saints past Oakbrook Prep in BBC tilt

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team rode a pair of first-year transfers to a 58-43 victory over Oakbrook Prep in an exhibition game at the Beach Ball Classic on Friday. Waccamaw transfer Justin Busby scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, and Myrtle Beach transfer Bryce Schneider also posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards as the Saints (6-9)... 

Myrtle Beach falls victim to McQuaid Jesuit at buzzer

Anthony Iglesia connected on a 3-point field goal with 4 seconds remaining to give McQuaid Jesuit (5-3; Rochester, NY) a 49-46 consolation bracket victory over Myrtle Beach (6-6; Myrtle Beach, SC) in the Beach Ball Classic on Friday. Iglesia, who had connected on just 2-of-7 from behind the arc for the game prior to his game winner, dribbled around the top of the key and pulled up from about 28... 
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