CBHI, Day 4: Seahawks fall in semis to Lake Highland

cbhi-lakehighlandThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team’s surprising run to the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational semifinals finally came an end Monday night with a 69-38 loss to Lake Highland Prep at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

After a pair of impressive wins in the CBHI’s first two rounds, the Lady Seahawks (11-1) suffered their first defeat of the season. Lake Highland Prep led from start to finish thanks to a game-high 22 points by Jordan Lewis.

Myrtle Beach was led by Kierra Adderton with 11 points and Nia Sumpter just missed out on a double-double with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Lady Seahawks will play in Tuesday’s third-place game against an opponent to be determined.

* Millbrook (NC) scored a 68-33 victory over St. James (SC) in the final game for both teams in the 2015 Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational. Millbrook (9-2; Raleigh, NC) scored early and often in building leads as large as 36 points in the contest.

Dazia Powell led the Wildcats with 14 points while Kai Crutchfield added 12 points and Raya Coley added 11 points. St. James (7-5; Murrells Inlet, SC) was led by Bethany Goodrich’s 10 points

* In a game that saw Archer (GA) never trail, it took the Tigers overtime to defeat Center Point (AL) 42-38 and advance to the fifth place game of the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational.

While leading the entire game, Archer (10-1; Lawrenceville, GA) did not build a double digit margin until Autumn Newby’s layup with 5:31 remaining in regulation game the Tigers a 36-26 cushion.

Archer maintained a 38-31 advantage with 1:42 to play before Center Point (7-9) scored the final seven points of regulation to send the game to the extra session. In the extra session, it was all Archer as the Tigers scored the only four points.

Center Point went 0-for-4 from the field and committed a turnover during the overtime possessions. Newby, who surpassed 1,000 career points in the contest, led Archer with 16 points and 14 rebounds.  Asia McCoy added 18 points for the Tigers to lead all scorers. Center Point was paced by Amber Rivers’ 12 points

* Kionna Jeter scored four points in the final 12 seconds of play to propel Spartanburg (SC) to a 35-32 victory over White Knoll (SC) in the 2015 Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational.

Trailing 32-31, Jeter grabbed a rebound and dribbled the length of the court, beating everyone to the basket and laying the ball through the net with 12 seconds to play to grab a 33-32 advantage for the Vikings (6-2). Jeter then stole the inbound pass and layed the ball in with five second remaining to open a three-point cushion. Following a pair of timeouts by White Knoll (3-5; Lexington, SC),

Brittany Weeks’ buzzer beating three-point attempt fell short. Spartanburg was led by Jeter’s 12 points and 10 rebounds. Taia Roberts paced White Knoll with 10 points while teammate Auriel Barnes grabbed a tournament-high 19 rebounds.

* Christ the King (NY) advanced to the consolation bracket championship game of the 2015 Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational with a 61-50 victory over Orangeburg (SC)-Wilkinson.

Brandy Thomas led three Christ the King (5-2; Middle Vilage, NY) players in double figures with 17 points. Erin Houser led all scorers to pace Orangeburg-Wilkinson (7-2) with 23 points.

* Norcross (GA) used a strong second half to pull away from Lower Richland (SC) for a 59-35 victory and advance to the championship game of the consolation bracket of the 2015 Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational.

Leading 19-14 at halftime, Norcross (7-3) opened the second half with an 18-5 run and never looked back as the Devils built leads as large as 25 points in the closing minutes.  Tylia Gillespie came of of the bench to lead Norcross with 20 points and 11 rebounds.  Lower Richland (6-5; Hopkins, SC) was paced by Kameron Roach’s 10 points.

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