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Playoff Hoops: SJ boys top Aiken; Lady Braves ousted

The St. James boys basketball team proved it wasn’t satisfied with simply making the playoffs. The second-seeded Sharks (17-5) are hungrier for more. St. James scored a convincing 67-51 victory over visiting Aiken in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Tuesday night, giving a packed house at the Shark Tank its first postseason home victory. Jackson Hurston scored a game-high 21... 

Local hoops teams’ playoff hopes riding on the road

If the Grand Strand’s boys and girls basketball teams are going to represent the region well in the playoffs, they will have to do so on the road when the postseason tips off Monday. Six of the Strand’s eight SCHSL playoff teams will open on the road, with the top-seeded Myrtle Beach girls hosting No. 4-seeded Gilbert on Monday, and No. 2-seeded St. James boys welcoming Aiken to the Shark... 

St. James runs out of magic at Beaufort in state semis

The St. James High wrestling team’s quest to reach the Class 3A state championship ended one match short in Wednesday’s Lower State Final. The 12th-ranked Sharks (27-6) suffered a 44-28 loss at No. 2-ranked Beaufort, which advances to Saturday’s state title match against Upper State champion South Pointe or West Oak. St. James, which defeated Beaufort in their head-to-head matchup... 

Athlete of the Week: Fields finds right fit at St. James

It’s never easy to transfer to a new high school in your junior year, but this transition couldn’t have been easier for Jordan Fields, or better for the St. James High basketball team. Fields transferred from nearby Calvary Christian and has fit right in with his new teammates, many of whom he grew up playing with, and against, on the basketball court. And in his short time with the Sharks,... 

St. James rallies past Hilton Head to reach state semis

The St. James High wrestling team advanced to the Class 3A Lower State championship by rallying to a 33-29 victory over visiting Hilton Head in Monday night’s semifinal. The Sharks won five of the final six matches to erase a big deficit to down the Seahawks. Trailing by double digits midway through the match, St. James got decisions by Steven Deible (160), Zach Sanders (170) and Bradley MeWhorter... 

Wrestling: St. James moves into Lower State semifinals

The St. James High wrestling team rolled into the Class 3A Lower State semifinals by winning its first and second round matchups in Saturday’s Lower State tournament. The Sharks scored a 52-30 victory over Brookland-Cayce in the opening round, then defeated Hanahan 48-30 in the second round to advance to Monday’s semifinals. St. James will host Hilton Head, with the winner moving on to... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks shoot down Seahawks at FT line

With the game was on the line, so was St. James. The Sharks (15-5 overall, 6-2 region) connected on 12 of 16 free throws in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 61-53 victory over host Myrtle Beach (7-15, 3-5). Clinging to a one-point lead entering the fourth period, St. James finally sealed the deal at the free throw stripe to remain one game behind first-place Wilson in the Region 7-3A standings.... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks down ‘Dogs to stay in title hunt

St. James used a suffocating defense to down visiting Georgetown 52-28 on Tuesday night and stay in the thick of the Region 7-3A title chase. Jackson Hurston scored a game-high 18 points for the Sharks (14-4 overall, 5-2 region), and teammates Haywood Brandon and Jordan Fields combined for 18 points with 10 and eight, respectively. But it was the St. James defense that held the Bulldogs (5-16, 3-4)... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs win for share of region lead

The St. James boys basketball team pulled out a 76-69 overtime victory over visiting Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night, handing the Seahawks their first Region 7-3A loss of the season. The Sharks (11-3 overall, 2-1 region) tightened up the region race and pout themselves in a share for first place after taking down Myrtle Beach (6-11, 2-1). In the final minute of regulation in the see-saw affair, Myrtle... 

NMB boys, St. James girls win close region openers

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team captured a key home victory in Monday night’s Region 7-3A opener, defeating preseason co-favorite St. James 60-57. Josh Livingston scored a game-high 25 points to lead the host Chiefs (9-3 overall, 1-0 region) past the pesky Sharks (9-3, 0-1). Kendrick Furness added 14 points and Doodle Hill chipped in nine points for the Chiefs. St. James rallied... 
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